SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) This is a message to anyone holding acceptances to The Commonwealth Medical College and ANY other school in this country. Drop TCMC. Everything about the school has changed from its initial lofty goals of being an independent institution. While the information is not yet public, the institution will soon be announced as a Catholic and Jesuit college, which translates to such wonderful meanings as no insurance support for things like birth control and anything else to which the Vatican objects (child molestation optional). This comes about as the institution was run straight into the ground by overpaid and underworked administrators, many of whom still hold active positions paying well over 6 figures, thus now forcing the school to partner with the University of Scranton. Millions upon millions were spent building state-of-the-art research facilities. The researchers working in them will soon be moved into the University of Scranton, and millions more will be spent to renovate (within a year of opening) the current research space into clinic space, of which there is none in the brand new building. Those of you with acceptances at only TCMC, you need to seriously consider how important getting in this year is. I understand that there will always be problems with opening a new medical school, but nothing remains of the great school with which I was once proud to be affiliated. Many promises have been made and broken. Tuition has doubled and need-based aid no longer exists (unless you're one of the chosen few from NEPA, then you pay nothing and are given awards that you do not deserve). TCMC fails to rise above the nepotism and cronyism of the Scranton area. Given the financial crunch, I expect tuition will continue to rise 15-20% every year for the foreseeable future. Add on top of all of this that TCMC is STILL not closer to being an accredited institution (and on probation), and you should be able to see why I created this account. I've remained silent for too long. I regret not blowing the whistle much earlier on all of this. I've seen this school crumbling for a long time, from the cracks that appeared while the school was housed in Lackawanna College to the shiny new building that changed absolutely nothing and only created the current financial crisis (OH! But the building is LEED certified!). Run. Run while you can. I've said all I can say.