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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Washington’s community-based medical school

Equipping students to become health care leaders of the future, ready to serve in communities where they are needed most.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine seeks applicants with ties to Washington who want to leave a legacy of improving the health of Washington communities and, specifically, individuals who want to help solve problems in challenging health care environments within the state.

Learn more about our application process

In the news


  • OCT. 27 Research Grand Rounds “Psychedelics in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders.”  Learn more here.
  • NOV. 10 Bioethics Grand Rounds “Ethics and the Translation of Genomic Research to Clinical Practice.” Learn more here.

Student Social Center

Incoming students may find everything needed to begin their journey with the college at this social center hub.



Breast Cancer Screening

Missed breast cancer screening during pandemic
Research shows mammograms in Washington fell significantly during the pandemic among women of color and in rural communities.

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Sleep and Performance Research Center, SPRC

Higher cancer risk in night-shift workers
Research shows why night-shift workers are at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer.

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Alcohol Incentives

Alcohol study
Researchers find incentives can reduce alcohol use among American Indian and Alaska Native people.

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Washington State University Spokane entrance sign

Rural clinical partnerships
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is establishing a presence in cities and towns across Washington

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NEP students working in a garden

Food for students in need
Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology develops a fresh food garden to supply the campus pantry

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Student posing for a photo at Camp Candoo

Camp Candoo
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences hosts summer camp for children with apraxia, a severe speech disorder

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Distributed clinical campuses

Map of Washington