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UW: Spokane to have 4-year med school

SPOKANE, Wash. - University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Spokane will have a four-year medical school program as soon as state budget constraints allow.

Emmert made the comments Wednesday to the annual meeting of Greater Spokane Incorporated.

First-year students of the universitys School of Medicine have studied in Spokane for two years, and boosters want to expand that to a four-year program.

Emmert said that when the financial resources can be obtained, the university wants to take the best from the Seattle campus and add innovations like simulators that enable students to practice surgeries without touching a human body.

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