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WSU partners to open Spokane autism clinic aimed at earlier diagnosis, reduced wait time

On April 25, a new Spokane autism clinic is set to open with multidisciplinary specialists collaborating on diagnosis to help close a gap of an average wait time of 12 months for initial evaluations. A group ranging from a pediatrics expert to a psychologist will evaluate patients for autism spectrum disorder, starting by 18 months and up to age 18. Called the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Clinic, it's through a partnership between Range Community Clinic and Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, located in its WSU Health Sciences Building.

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WSU pediatric residency program launches at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Providence and the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine announced a partnership Tuesday that launches a pediatric residency program at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. The program will have an inaugural group of six residents begin training July 1, 2024. The WSU-sponsored program is a three-year residency. For each academic year, another six residents will be admitted for a total of 18 when all three cohorts are filled.
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More than 100 students apply to Eastern’s new nursing program as demand for health workers soars

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2023

More than 100 students applied for 40 seats in Eastern Washington University's new four-year nursing program's upper division classes that start in August. In 2022, the state Legislature funded $6.1 million for EWU to expand to a full four-year program. Leaders cited the need to train more nurses, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened shortages. But other issues that limit admitting more students to regional BSN programs include faculty recruitment and hospital training availability, educators say.

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