Bloomsburg University Students Accepted into Geisinger Premedical Clinical Experiences Program

Bloomsburg, PA (06/10/2022) — Two Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students, Ahmed Hayat (Effort, Pa.) and Helena Berg (Benton, Pa.), have been accepted to the Abigail Geisinger Premedical Clinical Experiences Program. The Abigail Geisinger Pre-Medical Clinical Experiences Program was designed to increase the opportunities for talented local students to gain acceptance to medical school and to remain in the region to care for their neighbors.

"This is quite an honor for Ahmed and Helena," said BU Professor Toni Bell, a member of the pre-professional advisory committee. "It is a very select group of students who are chosen for this premedical clinical experiences program and I know that both students will do good work."

This five-week, 30-hour per week program, running July 11 through August 12, exposes students to the clinical environment at Geisinger through observation in five areas of medicine, which may include but are not limited to: emergency medicine, surgery, trauma surgery, family medicine, and internal medicine (hospitalist).

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and Honors College. Beginning July 1, 2022, Bloomsburg integrates with Lock Haven, and Mansfield universities under the banner of Commonwealth University.