WSU accepting applications for medical school

PULLMAN, Wash. --- The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is now accepting applications, as of Monday.

The school received preliminary accreditation on Oct. 19, university officials said.

The accreditation will allow the college to stay 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 when the university announced accreditation. “It puts us one step closer to educating physicians who will practice in Washington’s undeserved communities and furthers the university’s land-grant mission to serve the needs of the state.”

The dean noted that the medical school will recruit talented students from rural and medically underserved communities, first-generation professional students and those with a passion to serve and lead in medical care.

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Students will receive medical education across four of the WSU campuses, including Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver. 

The accreditation kicked things into high gear, most notably with WSU beginning to hire at least 40 new employees between now and summer 2017.

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

Students will receive medical education across four of the WSU campuses, including Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver. 

(© 2016 KREM)


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