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UW, WSU reach understanding on medical school expansion
October 3, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Leadership at the University of Washington and Washington State University today announced they have reached an agreement that will mutually dissolve their WWAMI partnership and provide a pathway to pursue separate solutions to address the state’s medical education needs and physician shortage.

Acting dean makes the case for WSU medical school
August 26, 2014

By Ken Roberts, acting dean, College of Medical Sciences

Roberts-KenSPOKANE, Wash. – In the recent issue of the WSU College of Medical Sciences newsletter, acting dean Ken Roberts makes the case for a medical school at Washington State University:

Foundation helps fund medical education in Spokane
March 3, 2014

med-ed-120SPOKANE, Wash. – The JP Morgan Chase Foundation awarded Washington State University $100,000 for a pilot program testing second-year medical education curriculum on WSU’s health sciences campus in Spokane.

UW, WSU Spokane announce plans for medical education growth
September 12, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane and the University of Washington School of Medicine  will jointly ask legislators to allocate the money needed to fund 40 new permanent medical education seats in Spokane over a four-year period.

Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., CEO of UW Medicine and Dean of the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) and WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown announced that goal Wednesday at the Greater Spokane Incorporated annual meeting at the Spokane Convention Center.

Ramsey says the larger classes would fulfill a very real need for physicians in Northwest communities.

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Fundraising goal met for second-year medical education
September 12, 2013

Lisa Brown, WSU Spokane chancellor


SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown announced Wednesday that a private fundraising drive to cover some of the costs of a new second-year medical education program in Spokane has reached its $2.3 million goal.

Brown made her announcement during a joint appearance with University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) Dean Paul Ramsey at the Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) annual meeting at the Convention Center.

In 2011, the UWSOM and WSU announced plans for a two-year pilot to test a new method of delivering … » More …

Five-state medical program looks to the future
July 29, 2013


SEATTLE – Officials at the University of Washington, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have announced a future change in the location of 20 first-year WWAMI regional medical education program medical students from WSU Pullman to WSU Spokane.

WWAMI is a partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that provides publicly supported medical education for the five-state region. The WWAMI name is derived from the first letter of the names of each of the five partner states.

UI and WSU

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