The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has developed formal pathway programs to partner with and support high school and college students who have an interest in medicine. These formal programs have certain requirements for participation and are all based in Washington. Please click on the drop-down for each below for more information.
Columbia Basin Pathway
This pathway program is focused on serving populations who come from the Columbia Basin area of Washington State as well as other focused Eastern and Central Washington areas. The first part of this pathway is the Dare to Dream Health Sciences Academy.
Students of Medicine
This pathway program is focused on serving high school students who have an interest in medicine. The program utilizes online programming that is taught by an in-person teacher to help facilitate hands-on learning and experience related to medicine. The program ranges from one week to three weeks depending on site.
Honors College Pathway Program
This pathway program is focused on admitting highly qualified WSU Honors College students who fit the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine mission, vision, and goals. Select Honors College students who have conveyed an interest in medicine as a career join a pre-med cohort. Pre-pathway programing for freshman and sophomores or transfer and planned gap-year students includes workshops, overview of the WSU College of Medicine, and an explanation of the admissions process.
INMED – Reimagine IndianS into MedicinE (RISE)
Summer Academy 2021
Through grant funding from the Indian Health Service’s Indians Into Medicine Program (INMED) and the Empire Health Foundation, the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), namely those who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes or descendants, to participate in pathway programs.
Wy’east Pathway 2020
The RISE Wy’east Pathway is a Postbaccalaureate pathway at OHSU in Portland, OR which runs from September – June. In the RISE partnership, WSU College of Medicine will select up to 4 scholars to attend this pathway who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and meet the residency entry requirements for the WSU College of Medicine. This cohort will participate with up to 10 Wy’east scholars selected by OHSU.