Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is pursuing accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education to become Washington’s premier community-based medical school.

Named after the university’s late president, Elson S. Floyd, who believed WSU, as the state’s land-grant institution, should train doctors for all of Washington.


  • To recruit students from rural and underserved urban communities, to get them to medical school and then back to their communities to serve
  • To expand WSU’s research enterprise with a goal of improving human health and creating new economic opportunities
  • To create service learning options so that students receive opportunities to practice in a variety of settings


  • We will help students develop personalized pathways through medical school so they get the education that’s best for them.
  • Each student will take a series of courses to learn how to lead interprofessional health care teams. They will earn a certificate of leadership when they graduate.
  • We will create a system where our graduates can stay connected with the university for continuing education and career development.

Upcoming Event

Tumor Paint and Optides: Building on 3.5 Billion Years of Drug Discovery
Seminar by James M. Olson, PhD, MD
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spokane Academic Center, room 245



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WSU Spokane
PO Box 1495
Spokane WA 99210-1495