WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary ac - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

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

Posted: Updated:
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation—a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation—a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017.
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. 

“This is a significant moment in Washington State University’s 126-year history,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “It puts us one step closer to educating physicians who will practice in Washington’s underserved communities and furthers the university’s land-grant mission to serve the needs of the state.”

The accreditation comes 19 months after Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill that changed state law to allow WSU to offer medical education. The Floyd College of Medicine is the second public medical school in the state—the first to be added in 70 years. Pacific Northwest University is a private medical school located in Yakima. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

    Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:54:46 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.

    >>

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.

    >>
  • Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Spokane Police say missing 10-year-old boy found safe

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:20:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Spokane Police say 10-year-old Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe as of 11:18 p.m. Monday night. 

    >>
  • Hit-and-run collision caught on dashcam video

    Hit-and-run collision caught on dashcam video

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:53:39 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A nice family drive turns into a dangerous encounter after a driver rams into their car and takes off. Now the father of two young children wants that driver to take responsibility for his actions. The incident happened on Friday around 5 p.m. off of Highway 2 and Day Mount Spokane Road.

    >>

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A nice family drive turns into a dangerous encounter after a driver rams into their car and takes off. Now the father of two young children wants that driver to take responsibility for his actions. The incident happened on Friday around 5 p.m. off of Highway 2 and Day Mount Spokane Road.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Philippine president declares martial law for 60 days following extremist attack

    Philippine president declares martial law for 60 days following extremist attack

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:20:10 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said by telephone that army and police forces were battling at least 15 fighters from a Muslim rebel group called Maute on Tuesday in the village of Basak Malutlut in Marawi.

    >>

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine military officials say a group of heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group has barged into a southern city and troops are battling the gunmen. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Joar Herrera said by telephone that army and police forces were battling at least 15 fighters from a Muslim rebel group called Maute on Tuesday in the village of Basak Malutlut in Marawi.

    >>
  • Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

    Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:54:46 GMT

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.

    >>

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.

    >>
  • Injury crash closes Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. in Cheney

    Injury crash closes Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. in Cheney

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:41:35 GMT

    CHENEY, Wash. - Authorities tell us there are injuries in a two car crash that happened on Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. near Craig Rd. in Cheney. We do not know how many people are injured or how severe the injuries are.  The crash happened Tuesday morning just before 7:15am. Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. is closed from Craig Rd. to White Rd.

    >>

    CHENEY, Wash. - Authorities tell us there are injuries in a two car crash that happened on Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. near Craig Rd. in Cheney. We do not know how many people are injured or how severe the injuries are.  The crash happened Tuesday morning just before 7:15am. Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. is closed from Craig Rd. to White Rd.

    >>