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  • Matt Peters: Idaho for-profit medical school raises concerns

    Many Idahoans, including numerous members of the medical community and medical students, have expressed concern about this proposed solution to the physician shortage.


  • Editorial: GU-UW marriage is good news

    Spokane can look forward to an exciting future as a medical education dynamo.


  • UW, Gonzaga forge a new medical education partnership

    Gonzaga University will host 60 first-year medical school students from the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall, the two schools announced Wednesday. The agreement will benefit Spokane both …


  • University of Washington opens Spokane hub

    A University of Washington official opened the school’s new Spokane center with a tribute to Elson Floyd, the president of Washington State University who died last weekend. “We lost a …


  • UW outlines expanded Spokane medical school

    The University of Washington is confident it can have an expanded Spokane branch of its medical school operating in conjunction with Gonzaga University by 2016, depending on state allocations. Gonzaga, …


  • Inslee signs bill allowing WSU med school; funding still in flux

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Wednesday that allows Washington State University to launch a new medical school in Spokane. But after he was surrounded by supportive legislators …


  • WSU medical school in Spokane gets Senate OK

    OLYMPIA – Washington State University should soon have the authority to start a new medical school on its Spokane campus. The question now is, will it have the money to …


  • Senate passage puts WSU step closer to medical school

    OLYMPIA – For the second time in less than a day, Washington State University’s hopes for its own medical school got a major boost Tuesday as the Senate overwhelmingly approved …


  • WSU med school backers seek ‘clean’ bill

    OLYMPIA – A bill to give Washington State University permission to start its own medical school might seem like a locomotive sitting at the station, ready to steam down the …


  • Senate panel calls for full audit of WWAMI

    OLYMPIA – As questions over dueling medical school proposals continue to mount, lawmakers said they wanted a better accounting of how the money is being spent. A Senate committee Thursday …


  • Panel urges UW to expand medical offerings in Spokane

    The University of Washington Medical School should “proceed as soon as possible” to expand and modernize its program in Spokane, a special advisory council set up by the university said …


  • Shawn Vestal: WSU, UW med school tiff confounding

    Washington State University President Elson Floyd came out recently with some “clarifying” remarks about his university’s plan to go it alone on medical education. He emphasized the ways that WSU’s …


  • UW study recommends doubling of medical school students, argues against second institution

    The battle over medical education in Spokane took an expected twist Friday. A new study commissioned by the University of Washington concludes that doubling the size of its physician training …


  • WSU med school program would partner with hospitals

    Faced essentially with an all-or-nothing ultimatum, Washington State University President Elson Floyd said Thursday he was given no choice but to part ways with the University of Washington over a …


  • UW, WSU to end medical training partnership

    The state’s two leading universities are parting ways over medical education and will compete in the Legislature for money to offer their own physician training programs in Spokane. Under an …


  • WSU, UW negotiating solution over control of medical program

    Democratic state Senate challenger Rich Cowan threw his support Thursday behind Washington State University’s bid to operate its own medical school without having to rely on the University of Washington. …


  • Private meetings between UW, WSU explored ‘co-branding’ medical school in Spokane

    Two private meetings this summer brought top officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University close to a deal on “co-branding” a medical school in Spokane. Yet the …


  • UW rips WSU-commissioned study on new medical school

    The University of Washington on Monday criticized as “seriously flawed” a feasibility study supporting a second public medical school that would be established in Spokane by Washington State University. WSU …


  • UW calls WSU medical school study flawed

    The University of Washington on Monday criticized as “seriously flawed” a feasibility study supporting for a second public medical school that would be established in Spokane by Washington State University.


  • WSU regents approve pursuit of medical school

    Washington State University officials will start taking steps to establish the state’s second medical school and build a new health clinic in Spokane. The university’s board of regents approved the …


  • Clinic’s secular nature intact

    Religious directives that some worried could restrict medical care at a new health clinic preparing to open on the Washington State University Spokane campus are being jettisoned. The announcement Friday …


  • WSU regents approve Riverpoint medical expansion

    Washington State University regents on Friday approved the creation of a new College of Medical Sciences on the university’s Spokane campus, adding to its rapidly growing health sciences programs. The …


  • Editorial: UW, WSU should work together toward shared goal of more doctors

    Last spring, after a spat between the University of Washington and Washington State University over the number of second-year medical students at the Riverpoint campus, Gov. Jay Inslee was asked …


  • JPMorgan grant helps WSU medical program in Spokane

    Spokane’s business community has fulfilled its promise to invest in medical education by meeting its $2.2 million benchmark this week. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has given Washington State University the …


  • Doctors say shortage looms in Idaho

    BOISE – Idaho ranks 49th in the nation for its number of doctors per capita, and many of the state’s current doctors are expected to retire in the next few …


  • Medical school ready to grow

    In the span of a decade, Spokane has secured a downtown medical school and could have 160 students studying to become doctors. The ambitious project at Washington State University Spokane’s …


  • Medical school orientation initiates 20 new students at WSU Spokane

    Kevin Brown described his first day of medical school as walking into his wildest dream. “I’m ready,” the 31-year-old said. “I figured I wanted to do something I felt passionate …


  • Med students will spend second year in Spokane

    Spokane will be offering a new program for second-year med students under a pilot effort that will start in 2013 and run through 2014. The pilot program will start with …


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