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WSU Medical School, Empire Health Foundation share $10.5 million grant to expand rural health care access

Premera Blue Cross announced Wednesday $10.5 million in grant funding to the WSU College of Medicine and the Empire Health Foundation to expand access to rural health care.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Senate passes $52.2 billion operating budget; proposal to support 20 new WSU Spokane medical school students fails

The Senate passes a $52.2 billion operating budget, the last and smallest of the three spending plans needed to begin negotiations on a final budget.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019

Editorial: Washington needs doctors; funding delays are senseless

Lawmakers from Spokane and throughout the state should do what they can to support and expand WSU’s new medical school.


WSU aims to lower med school debt to help new doctors

Part of the WSU School of Medicine’s mission is training doctors to work in rural and low-income urban areas. One of the best ways to do that is helping students …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

WSU medical school to focus on rural health care, leadership

Washington State University leaders wants its medical school to contribute to serving the parts of Washington that most need doctors.


WSU pushing for first med students in 2017

WSU Medical School pursuing an aggressive schedule for accreditation, new dean tells Senate committee


WSU moves forward on medical school named in Floyd’s honor

Elson S. Floyd was told two weeks before he died that Washington State University’s new medical school would be named in his honor. Though he often avoided the spotlight, the …


Washington House Democrats float base, tax-adding budgets

OLYMPIA – With less than a week left in the special session and eight days before a budget stalemate could cause a partial state shutdown, Washington House Democrats released 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, …


WSU moving on med school plans

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for the fall semester in …


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 …


Legislature clears way for WSU medical school

The Legislature gave Washington State University the authority to start its own medical school in Spokane as the Senate gave final approval to a bill this morning that repeals a …


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 …


House budget panel approves changing law to allow medical school

OLYMPIA – The prospects for a new medical school operated by Washington State University took a step forward late Friday evening as a key committee approved a bill to make …


WSU med school bills advance

OLYMPIA – Washington State University is two steps closer to starting its own medical school in Spokane. Legislative committees in each chamber agreed overwhelmingly Tuesday that a state law restricting …


UW President Michael Young leaving to head Texas A&M

SEATTLE –The president of the University of Washington will be the next president of Texas A&M University, the chancellor of the Texas A&M system announced Tuesday. The university’s board of …


WSU medical school in Spokane gets legislative support

OLYMPIA – Identical bills that could pave the way for Washington State University to start its own medical school in Spokane were filed Wednesday in the Senate and House. Rep. …


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, WSU training medical proposals

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The plan: Double existing Spokane physician training program to 80 students per class, eventually expanding to 120; continue dedicating slots to students from Washington’s small towns; …


Rural remedies

Growing up, Liz Stuhlmiller spent long summer days working in her family’s wheat and barley fields near Reardan. “I’ve had to work ever since I was 12, and if you’re …


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 split ways on medical school

After years of yearning to have broader medical education offering, Spokane may now have both of the state’s leading universities competing to train doctors.


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 explored “co-branded” 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.


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 …