The goal of The Commonwealth Medical College is to educate a generation of physicians who are dedicated to continuously enhancing their skills throughout their careers, who use new knowledge and technology to adopt best practices and care for a growing spectrum of health issues within the community setting, and who are strong communicators as well as healers. To accomplish this goal, TCMC has developed an educational experience that is innovative, student-centered and evidenced based.
TCMC will function with a distributive model of medical education through three Regional Campuses (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport). Students will get the majority of their pre-clinical education on the Scranton Campus. During these two years students will spend three weeks each year on their Regional Campus shadowing physicians, working with their clinical mentor and assigned family, and investigating current public health issues. After these first two years, students will move to their Regional Campus to complete their clinical education. The communities and hospitals at each Regional Campus sponsor a residency program that is closely affiliated with TCMC. In addition, each Regional Campus provides clinical opportunities for medical students and other health professional students to work together so that strong interprofessional collaboration and coordinated quality of care will be the hallmark of the TCMC educated community physician.
The Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) preliminary accreditation from the AAMC.