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

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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. 

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