Local medical students participate in cultural fashion show

Colorful fashions from countries around the globe — including India, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand and Japan — were on display recently at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine as students and faculty took part in the school’s annual International Luncheon and Cultural Explosion Fashion Show. The event was organized by the school’s student-run Diversity Task Force.

“Understanding the rich tapestry within our community has been part of our culture since the school’s inception,” said Ida L. Castro, J.D., Geisinger Commonwealth’s chief diversity officer and vice president for community engagement. “Our annual event focuses on the power of our diversity by inviting all members of our school community to cook and share a dish unique to their heritage and to take part in the Cultural Explosion Fashion Show.”

Students taking part in the event included Shital Patel, of Drums, who modeled clothing from India; and Tinatini Giutashvili, of Kingston, who served as master of ceremonies.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre.