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Support the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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August 2017 will mark an important milestone for Washington students who have dreams of attending medical school in the state. It also marks a new opportunity to address the changing healthcare education and research needs of our state and its citizens by exploring novel teaching and learning methodologies that will always keep the needs of the patient and the student top of mind.

Washington State University’s new medical school — the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine — aims to welcome 60 students to the Spokane Health Sciences campus. The second publicly funded medical school to serve the state in 70 years, the college will provide unique learning experiences to improve patient care, keep populations healthy, and decrease healthcare costs, all while improving the work life for health care providers.

WSU is requesting $10.8 million in the 2017-2019 biennial budget to support the 60 first year students and 60 second year students who will be attending the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

The requested state investment will be leveraged as part of a comprehensive initiative that includes channeling university resources and donor funds to help keep student tuition at the new medical college lower than national average.

WSU needs your voice

Now is a great time to use the personal resources WSU Impact provides as a registered member. Registering is easy, free, and protected. Once you are registered, your personal WSU Impact home page pops up. You are images-218immediately connected with your legislators email inboxes by clicking on the “take action” button located on your personal home page. Scroll to the issue titled Investing in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and click on Take Action.

When you connect with your legislators, you can use the already drafted message provided for you, or please craft your own. There are many reasons legislators should support WSU’s budget request for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

The mission of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine was founded to improve access to health services in medically underserved communities in Washington. The College will train students in hospitals and clinics across the state of Washington, beginning in the first year of medical school. WSU medical students will be training in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett and the communities that surround these campus locations.

The focus on expanding educational opportunities for students from our state and keeping these students learning and training in the state of Washington is a deliberate strategy for WSU. The results will be an increase in healthcare opportunities for many communities who desperately need physicians to deliver care.

Increasing educational access and tackling challenges in this state is what WSU has had as its mission since inception over 125 years ago. Let your legislators know – in one easy click – that you support WSU and the funding for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. To stay up to date with all of the activities of the college, please click on medicine.wsu.edu.

 

 

 

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