WSU is advancing Washington industries …
WSU teams with aviation to develop sustainable aviation biofuels …
WSU partners to develop bioproducts that reduce dependence on petroleum imports …
WSU works with state commodity commissions to conduct needed agricultural research …
WSU developed the technology used for wood-plastic composites used for buildings …
WSU researchers work to improve dairy productivity and reduce disease …
WSU research has made Washington one of the world’s most productive wheat-growing regions …

In the News

Video of WSU Medical Education Bill Signing Ceremony

Governor Jay Inslee this morning signed House Bill 1559 into law, authorizing WSU to pursue medicine as an academic discipline.

The measure amends a 1917 law that restricted medical education to the University of Washington. Under this year’s bill, WSU is authorized to pursue accreditation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in hopes of enrolling a charter class at WSU Spokane in 2017.

The measure was approved by the House 81-17 and by the Senate 47-1.

WSU is now authorized to pursue its vision for a community based school of medicine, with students completing their first two years of instruction in Spokane with third and fourth year clerkships occurring in actual clinical settings across the state. In doing so, the university hopes to provide more access to in-state students who now leave the state to pursue a medical education, ultimately producing more primary care doctors for underserved Washington.

President Elson S. Floyd, hailed the event as historic for the state and university. And, we encourage all of our WSU Impact followers to watch the video above – worth it, we promise!

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments are closed.