By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has been granted membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is accepting medical school applications.

The Washington State University college plans to enroll 60 students in the inaugural class. Prospective students can submit applications via the American Medical College Application System (https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/).

Once students submit applications and meet eligibility requirements, they will receive and be required to submit a secondary application to the college, due by Dec. 1. The college will screen for interviews only after receiving the secondary application.

The college is seeking applicants from the state of Washington. However, if applicants are not legal residents of the state, they are eligible for admission if they meet at least three of the following requirements:

• They were born in Washington
• Their childhood address was in Washington
• They graduated from a high school in Washington
• They have a parent or guardian who lives in Washington

The college will evaluate applications using a holistic review process, giving weight to a range of characteristics that are associated with outstanding physicians and considering the whole person and his or her journey.

Academic achievements as well as personal experiences will be evaluated. The college seeks innovative individuals who want to leave a legacy of improving the health of communities throughout the state.

Specific admissions requirements can be found on the college website at https://medicine.wsu.edu/.

Students in the Floyd College of Medicine will have ample clinical exposure within the first two years. Students will complete longitudinal integrated clerkships where they will be assigned a panel of patients and follow those patients and their care from beginning to end.

Students will have access to curriculum delivered through iTunes University on a college-provided iPad and will obtain a leadership in health care certificate upon graduation.

 

News media contact:
Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane, 509-358-7528, kevin_dudley@wsu.edu