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  • New Washington State Univ. medical school welcomes 1st class

    New Washington State Univ. medical school welcomes 1st class

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-08-17 00:21:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The new Washington State University medical school is welcoming its first class of students. The students arrive Wednesday at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. Officials for the medical school say it will focus on training doctors to work in underserved areas of the state. The state keeps a list of medically underserved areas, based on the number of providers, the number of elderly residents and infant mortality rates.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The new Washington State University medical school is welcoming its first class of students. The students arrive Wednesday at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. Officials for the medical school say it will focus on training doctors to work in underserved areas of the state. The state keeps a list of medically underserved areas, based on the number of providers, the number of elderly residents and infant mortality rates.

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  • Elson F. Floyd College of Medicine granted NWCCU accreditation

    Elson F. Floyd College of Medicine granted NWCCU accreditation

    Thursday, February 23 2017 2:51 PM EST2017-02-23 19:51:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Mark another significant achievement down for Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.  WSU was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the doctor of medicine program that the College of Medicine will be offering.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Mark another significant achievement down for Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.  WSU was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the doctor of medicine program that the College of Medicine will be offering.  

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  • Suddenly, medical education is booming in Spokane

    Suddenly, medical education is booming in Spokane

    Saturday, February 11 2017 2:44 PM EST2017-02-11 19:44:53 GMT

    SPOKANE,  Wash. (AP) - Medical education is booming in Spokane.  A new medical school by Washington State University - plus a dramatic expansion of a modest medical training program operated by the University of Washington - mean hundreds of future doctors will soon be training in the eastern Washington city.

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    SPOKANE,  Wash. (AP) - Medical education is booming in Spokane.  A new medical school by Washington State University - plus a dramatic expansion of a modest medical training program operated by the University of Washington - mean hundreds of future doctors will soon be training in the eastern Washington city.

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  • Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school legislation

    Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school legislation

    Thursday, January 22 2015 3:38 PM EST2015-01-22 20:38:43 GMT
    Thursday, January 22 2015 3:38 PM EST2015-01-22 20:38:44 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli both introduced bills Wednesday that could bring Washington State University one step closer to making a brand new medical school a reality. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli both introduced bills Wednesday that could bring Washington State University one step closer to making a brand new medical school a reality. The bills seek to overturn two major barriers preventing WSU from moving forward with their project, and both lawmakers say they've seen strong bipartisan support for change.>>
  • Potential for two medical schools in Spokane

    Potential for two medical schools in Spokane

    Tuesday, December 2 2014 8:47 PM EST2014-12-03 01:47:08 GMT
    Tuesday, December 2 2014 10:10 PM EST2014-12-03 03:10:18 GMT
    A plan is in motion for an independent WSU medical school and an expansion to UW’s Spokane programs.A plan is in motion for an independent WSU medical school and an expansion to UW’s Spokane programs.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After Washington State University and the University of Washington dissolved their longstanding partnership in October, many feared the only medical students in Spokane (first and second year students in UW's WWAMI program) would be pulled back to the university's Seattle campus. But two months later, a plan is in motion for an independent WSU medical school and an expansion to UW's Spokane programs.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After Washington State University and the University of Washington dissolved their longstanding partnership in October, many feared the only medical students in Spokane (first and second year students in UW's WWAMI program) would be pulled back to the university's Seattle campus. But two months later, a plan is in motion for an independent WSU medical school and an expansion to UW's Spokane programs.>>
  • Doctor shortage in eastern Washington

    Doctor shortage in eastern Washington

    Tuesday, December 2 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-12-03 00:25:30 GMT
    Tuesday, December 2 2014 7:50 PM EST2014-12-03 00:50:53 GMT
    Currently, half of Washington's physicians are in King CountyCurrently, half of Washington's physicians are in King County
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local hospitals and state representatives say the need for doctors is large in Eastern Washington, and the shortage is only going to get worse if changes aren't made.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Local hospitals and state representatives say the need for doctors is large in Eastern Washington, and the shortage is only going to get worse if changes aren't made. Currently, half of Washington's physicians are in King County. In 18 of 39 Washington's counties, there are only 10 or fewer physicians per population.>>
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine accepting medical school applications

    Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine accepting medical school applications

    Monday, October 31 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-10-31 21:38:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're looking to become a doctor, Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is now accepting applications! The college says they plan to enroll 60 students in the inaugural class, and prospective students can submit applications here.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're looking to become a doctor, Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is now accepting applications! The college says they plan to enroll 60 students in the inaugural class, and prospective students can submit applications here.  

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  • WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

    WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 3:23 PM EDT2016-10-19 19:23:37 GMT
    Wednesday, October 19 2016 3:44 PM EDT2016-10-19 19:44:46 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has received preliminary accreditation.  The announcement means the college is on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has received preliminary accreditation.  The announcement means the college is on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. 

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  • WSU regents approve hiring staff for medical school

    WSU regents approve hiring staff for medical school

    Friday, May 6 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:38:14 GMT
    Friday, May 6 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-05-06 21:38:14 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the hiring of administrative staff, faculty, and operating staff for the new medical school in Spokane. The regents on Friday also approved tuition rates for the next school year, including a legislatively authorized reduction of 10 percent.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the hiring of administrative staff, faculty, and operating staff for the new medical school in Spokane. The regents on Friday also approved tuition rates for the next school year, including a legislatively authorized reduction of 10 percent.

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  • Gonzaga and University of Washington form medical education partnership

    Gonzaga and University of Washington form medical education partnership

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 11:50 AM EST2016-02-24 16:50:53 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 3:20 PM EST2016-02-24 20:20:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday morning the Presidents of Gonzaga and the University of Washington announced a joint initiative regarding the commitment to medical education in the Spokane area.  Gonzaga President,Dr. Thayne McCulloh announced that Gonzaga will be forming a partnership with the University of Washington, welcoming 60 students from the University of Washington to study in this region.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday morning the Presidents of Gonzaga and the University of Washington announced a joint initiative regarding the commitment to medical education in the Spokane area.  Gonzaga President,Dr. Thayne McCulloh announced that Gonzaga will be forming a partnership with the University of Washington, welcoming 60 students from the University of Washington to study in this region.

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  • Next steps for WSU Medical School announced

    Next steps for WSU Medical School announced

    Monday, May 4 2015 2:54 PM EDT2015-05-04 18:54:40 GMT
    Monday, May 4 2015 3:17 PM EDT2015-05-04 19:17:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State University's medical school is moving forward, and at press conference on Monday, WSU leaders announced what the next steps are in the process. WSU President Elson S. Floyd, Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown and College of Medical Sciences Acting Dean Ken Roberts announced a search committee has been formed to direct and focus the search for the school's founding dean.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State University's medical school is moving forward, and at press conference on Monday, WSU leaders announced what the next steps are in the process. WSU President Elson S. Floyd, Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown and College of Medical Sciences Acting Dean Ken Roberts announced a search committee has been formed to direct and focus the search for the school's founding dean.>>
  • Gov. Inslee signs WSU medical school legislation

    Gov. Inslee signs WSU medical school legislation

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 2:27 PM EDT2015-04-01 18:27:12 GMT
    Wednesday, April 1 2015 2:27 PM EDT2015-04-01 18:27:13 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Accompanied by Washington State University President Elson Floyd and Representative Marcus Riccelli, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law on Wednesday which now gives Washington State University the authority to create an independently accredited medical school in Spokane.>>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Accompanied by Washington State University President Elson Floyd and Representative Marcus Riccelli, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law on Wednesday which now gives Washington State University the authority to create an independently accredited medical school in Spokane.>>
  • Senate OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school in Spokane

    Senate OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school in Spokane

    Tuesday, March 10 2015 6:16 PM EDT2015-03-10 22:16:17 GMT
    Tuesday, March 10 2015 6:16 PM EDT2015-03-10 22:16:19 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill that paves the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane a day after the House passed its own version of the measure. Senate Bill 5487 moved on a 45-4 vote Tuesday. House Bill 1559 passed on an 81-17 vote Monday night.>>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill that paves the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane a day after the House passed its own version of the measure. Senate Bill 5487 moved on a 45-4 vote Tuesday. House Bill 1559 passed on an 81-17 vote Monday night.>>
  • WSU medical school bill hits snag

    WSU medical school bill hits snag

    Saturday, February 7 2015 4:28 PM EST2015-02-07 21:28:39 GMT
    Saturday, February 7 2015 5:55 PM EST2015-02-07 22:55:36 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane has hit a snag. The Seattle Times reports that the bill stalled when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care due to its partnerships with religious hospitals.>>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane has hit a snag. The Seattle Times reports that the bill stalled when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care due to its partnerships with religious hospitals.>>
  • Panel says expand UW's Spokane programs

    Panel says expand UW's Spokane programs

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-12-16 21:03:28 GMT
    Tuesday, December 16 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-12-16 21:03:29 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - An advisory panel created by the University of Washington has concluded that UW should expand its medical education programs in Spokane to help meet the state's need for more physicians. The 11-member advisory council, chaired by former Gov. Dan Evans, released its five recommendations on Tuesday.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - An advisory panel created by the University of Washington has concluded that UW should expand its medical education programs in Spokane to help meet the state's need for more physicians. The 11-member advisory council, chaired by former Gov. Dan Evans, released its five recommendations on Tuesday.>>
  • Bills unveiled for new medical school in Spokane

    Bills unveiled for new medical school in Spokane

    Tuesday, December 2 2014 10:28 AM EST2014-12-02 15:28:10 GMT
    Tuesday, December 2 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-12-02 15:57:04 GMT
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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two state legislators from Spokane will propose bills to create a new medical school in Spokane under the control of Washington State University. State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, a Democrat, and state Sen. Mike Baumgartner, a Republican, will unveil legislation Tuesday to change a 1917 law that limits medical education to the University of Washington.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two state legislators from Spokane will propose bills to create a new medical school in Spokane under the control of Washington State University. State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, a Democrat, and state Sen. Mike Baumgartner, a Republican, will unveil legislation Tuesday to change a 1917 law that limits medical education to the University of Washington.
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  • UW looking to partner with Gonzaga on Spokane medical school

    UW looking to partner with Gonzaga on Spokane medical school

    Monday, December 1 2014 5:09 PM EST2014-12-01 22:09:18 GMT
    Monday, December 1 2014 7:45 PM EST2014-12-02 00:45:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University announced its intention to explore a partnership with the University of Washington to operate a physician training program on the Riverpoint campus in Spokane. “We at Gonzaga, together with many other community members, have actively supported expansion of WWAMI medical education – and the promise of economic growth stimulated by research.">>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University announced its intention to explore a partnership with the University of Washington to operate a physician training program on the Riverpoint campus in Spokane. “We at Gonzaga, together with many other community members, have actively supported expansion of WWAMI medical education – and the promise of economic growth stimulated by research.">>
  • Washington State University Considers Medical School

    Washington State University Considers Medical School

    Sunday, April 13 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-04-13 17:18:03 GMT
    Sunday, April 13 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-04-13 17:18:03 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Projecting a looming shortage of doctors in the state, Washington State University is exploring the creation of its own medical school.The Pullman-based university has commissioned a feasibility study, due at the end of June, on whether a medical school in Spokane would succeed.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Projecting a looming shortage of doctors in the state, Washington State University is exploring the creation of its own medical school.The Pullman-based university has commissioned a feasibility study, due at the end of June, on whether a medical school in Spokane would succeed.>>
  • UPDATE: Medical School Construction Almost Done On WSU Riverpoint Campus

    Medical School Construction Almost Done On WSU Riverpoint Campus

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building set to open in January of 2014.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building set to open in January of 2014.>>
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