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Senator David Argall Tours TCMC Medical Sciences Building

Wednesday, March 30, 2020

Scranton, Pennsylvania – On March 18, 2020, Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD, president and dean of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) welcomed Senator Dave Argall (R), District 29, for a briefing and tour of TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building. 

Among topics discussed were the physician shortage and the aging population that will benefit from the medical students who train at TCMC and who will stay in Northeastern Pennsylvania to practice medicine. Of particular interest were the results of TCMC’s Regional Health Assessment for Schuylkill County that were released in 2010 and TCMC’s REACH-HEI enrichment programs for economically disadvantaged students. 

Officials of TCMC welcomed its charter class in August 2009 and now in its second year of operation, the medical college has attracted thousands of applicants to fill 65 positions for its first and second year. Of TCMC’s first and second year class, 70% of its students are Pennsylvania residents and nearly one half are from Northeastern Pennsylvania. These students see the delivery of healthcare from the patient’s perspective from the very first day of their education as they train with physicians in sixteen counties throughout the region. This innovative model of medical education focuses on caring for people by living and learning in the community.

Located on Pine Street in Scranton, the four-story, 185,000 sq. ft. construction project is expected to be complete in April 2011. TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building will open its doors to incoming students in the medical degree and masters of biomedical sciences degree programs in August 2011.



Senator Dave Argall, (R), District 29 and TCMC president and dean, Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD tour the Medical Sciences Building.


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