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TCMC holds MBS commencement ceremony

Monday, May 23, 2020

Wayne Pisano, former president and CEO, sanofi pasteur delivers commencement address.

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Officials of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) held its second annual commencement ceremony for the Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:30a.m. at Marywood University’s Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts. Thirty-nine students who completed the intensive one-year graduate program were awarded an MBS degree by Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, TCMC interim president and dean in the presence of TCMC faculty and staff, family and friends.

“Today, we at TCMC celebrated another success with the graduation of our second class in the Master of Biomedical Sciences program,” stated Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, TCMC interim president and dean.

“It was truly an honor to award this impressive degree to such an exceptional group of students who are embarking on their next journey in the field of health sciences,” Dr. Nora continued.

An inspirational commencement address was provided by Wayne Pisano, former president and CEO of sanofi pasteur. During his speech the graduates -- many of whom will enter medical school or other health professional schools in the fall -- were reminded of the “Journey of Discovery,” and the critical role it will play in science, in healthcare, and in life. 

“TCMC has had an outstanding class of MBS students who recognize that their talent, skills and education are a means to achieve a greater goal through careers in medicine, research, or the health sciences,” said Jennifer Smith, PhD, director of MBS Program, director of Office of Research Compliance, and assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. “I am confident that every graduate will succeed in whatever healthcare profession they choose,” Dr. Smith continued.

Future plans of the MBS Class of 2011 include: medical school, veterinarian school, research and other health professional schools.

The MBS program is designed for those who wish to strengthen their credentials for application into medical school or a health professions school or, for those seeking a foundation in biomedical sciences to enter a career in public health, scientific research, education or biomedical technology.


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