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The Commonwealth Medical College
The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Year founded: 2008
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 92
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The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC)
Allopathic Medical School
Scranton
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 38 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $42,165
  • Non - Resident Tuition $42,165
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 66.0

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 525 Pine St
  • Scranton 18503
  • United States

School Overview

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 32
Negatively 0
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.79 38

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.66 38

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Better presenter/speaker for curriculum overview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets the applicants know when the adcom is meeting and offer better lunch options." More from this Member | Report Response

"None in all honesty." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - it was a good interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a contact number for the day of, the number listed in the email was for a person not in the office regularly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I suggest they consider moving to a rolling type of admissions rather than block admissions. It is nice to know what day you will hear back from them, but it is stressful as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide interviewers with more information about applicants (ex. AMCAS activities)." More from this Member | Report Response

"shrink the length of the orientation/presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a financial workshop during the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should go back to rolling admissions because the new bulk admission on three possible dates is very stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Delicious turkey sandwiches, though I wish there was another side besides soup. Definitely a little hungry by the time the interview came around." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me more about your involvements in your organizations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Geisinger?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you demonstrate resiliency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD? Why not DO or PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why TCMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to keep medical students in the NEPA area after graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how your position at a current job you have relates to a physician an athlete plays (either basketball, baseball or football)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a healthcare problem in northeastern Pennsylvania. How would you address it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of the five quailities you feel a physician should possess is most important to you? (reference to secondary application essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be one kitchen appliance, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with team work, both in athletics and in the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I liked about my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why TCMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about one clinical experience that stands out in your mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the factors I am considering when choosing a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not PhD or MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you interested in TCMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What connection do you have to north eastern Pennsylvania?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They asked me to talk about my favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of health care system do you think is the best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer shared two very personal stories from his own life and then asked follow-up questions based on what I would do in similar situations" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to know about us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you won $100,000 what would you spend it on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About a class I took." More from this Member | Report Response

"So how did you get interested in ------? (Activity from primary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Neuroscience? (My major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"At this point, do you know what kind of physician you would like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think medical students should be trained to deal with cultural diversity? (Based on my undergrad. studies)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you contribute to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your ideal view of the dynamic between physician and community." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like us to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think primary care means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the ethical questions- we had really interesting discussions about the situations they asked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top 3 problems in health care in your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The small close-knit community is extremely supportive and not competitive. It makes life much less stressful." | Report Response

"TCMC is a great school. It may be new but it doesn't feel like a new school. Professors are great and they want you to succeed. You can tell that everyone in the community are committed in helping the students. There are a lot of opportunities in community service." | Report Response

"The new Medical Science Building is world class. The faculty are here are excellent because they love teaching. The school has a community feeling and everyone knows who you are and something about you. Everyone looks out for each other." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"I wish the cafeteria was open later." | Report Response

"There's not a lot of science research opportunities available on campus, however they do offer a lot of clinical research." | Report Response

"As a new school, there is not as much consistency in the curriculum year-to-year as I would like. I think it gets better every year though and will eventually stabilize." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I absolutely love TCMC. It may be a new school, but it is very innovative and will prepare you to be a great physician." | Report Response

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