40 accepted so far for Pa.'s newest med school

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - December 29, 2008 Dr. Paul Katz, the vice dean of Commonwealth Medical College, says approximately 1,250 prospective students have applied to be part of the class that will start in the fall.

About 100 people have been interviewed and another 90 interviews are scheduled in January.

Construction has begun in Scranton and the school is planning to welcome an inaugural class of 60 students in August 2009.

The college got its preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in October.

All doctor of medicine students accepted for the fall semester will receive $20,000 scholarships for each of their four years of school.


Information from: The Scranton Times, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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