CLIPS: Geisinger’s med school to provide free tuition for primary-care students

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine plans to provide free tuition to students who agree to practice primary care after residency at its affiliate health system Geisinger Health. The Danville, Pa.-based integrated delivery system hopes the offering will help address the primary care shortage it faces, which is similar to the national trend. “Primary care is not the only area in which we have a workforce need but it’s so tremendously important,” said Dr. Steven Scheinman, dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. “If your emphasis is more about managing disease and promoting health, primary care is the nexus.”