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About Us

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is Washington’s community-based medical school. Named after WSU’s late president, Dr. Elson S. Floyd, the college was created to expand medical education and health care access in communities across the state.

The college offers degree and certificate programs in Medicine, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Health Administration and Leadership, and Medical Ethics, as well as Graduate Medical Education programs. In addition, the college is home to groundbreaking research that impacts communities locally and across the world. 

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Mission & Vision

See how we’re solving problems in challenging health care environments and filling critical health care gaps across Washington state.


Meet the passionate experts who lead our college.

College at a Glance

Dive deeper into the statistics and stories of our students, faculty, and staff to learn how we are impacting communities in Washington State.

9 Degrees Offered
3 Residency Programs
20.5M $20,544,836 Research annual funding year to date
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Research Opportunities

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s Office of Research is dedicated to helping faculty and staff engage in cutting-edge research that seeks to explain, prevent and treat health concerns. We are developing an emphasis on research that impacts the lives of patients, their families and providers in challenging health care environments. 

Primary Areas of Research

  • Addiction Research
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Community Health
  • Educational Research
  • Health Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Sleep and Human Performance

What Drives Us

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Made to Make a Difference

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine wouldn’t be here without the support of our community, partners, and the vision of late WSU president Dr. Elson S Floyd. See how our story began.

Keep in Contact

From college highlights to media mentions to recent research, read about what’s happening at the college and ways to connect.