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Senator Lisa Baker tours TCMC Medical Sciences Building

Wednesday, January 26, 2020

Scranton, Pennsylvania – On January 13, 2020, Robert M.  D’Alessandri, MD, president and dean of The Commonwealth Medical College, welcomed Senator Lisa Baker (R), District 20, and second year medical student, Meg Mathewson of Dallas, PA, for a briefing and tour of TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building.  Emily Roe, also a second year medical student from Malvern, PA, joined them on the tour. Both Ms. Mathewson and Ms. Roe are members of TCMC’s 2013 charter class who are training with physicians and preceptors in TCMC’s Wilkes-Barre Regional Campus for all four years of their medical education.    

Among topics discussed was TCMC’s innovative model of education, specifically the “longitudinal integrated clerkship” where third year medical students begin their clinical training while living in TCMC’s regional campuses of Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Williamsport. Beginning in June 2011, third year medical students Meg Mathewson and Emily Roe will begin clinical rotations using an integrated approach with physicians in the six core disciplines of medicine, surgery, family medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics and OB/GYN.

TCMC second year medical student, Meg Mathewson of Dallas; Senator Lisa Baker, (R), District 20; and TCMC president and dean, Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD

TCMC second year  medical student, Meg Mathewson of Dallas; TCMC president and dean, Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD; Senator Lisa Baker, (R), District 20; Jim Ryan, TCMC chief facilities & public safety officer; and Emily Roe,  TCMC second year medical student

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