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College at a Glance

250+ Clinical affiliates
1800+ Community clinical faculty in the Department of Medical Education
$11.4M Total gifts (July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023)

Match Day 

March 17, 2023 

Fourth-year medical students across the state and beyond opened their virtual envelopes holding news they had been working toward for years: their residency program match. 

Specialties Matched Into:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Child Neurology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery Prelim
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Prelim
  • Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics/Medical Genetics
  • Psychiatry/Family Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Transitional year
  • Urology
98.5% Residency Attainment
23.5% Matched in Washington
Medical student holding match day sign

Leading Cutting-Edge Research

Apartment building

Research Shows Living Environment May Play Role in Mental Health Care Access

An individual’s mental health is affected by many psychological, social, and societal factors. Where you live also has a significant impact to an individual’s mental health outcomes, suggests   recent research from the Department of Community and Behavioral Health.

Twins running outside

Twin Study Links Exercise to Beneficial Epigenetic Changes

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Chair and Professor Glen Duncan, PhD, found that the more physically active siblings in identical twin pairs had lower signs of metabolic disease, measured by waist size and body mass index. 

Sleep Researchers reviewing data

Poor Sleep Results in Reduced Decision-Making Ability

Researchers in the Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology have discovered a compelling link between insufficient sleep and one’s ability to make new decisions in response to changing circumstances. 

Promoting Health and Health Care Equity among Indigenous and Rural Populations

Gary Ferguson

Addressing Health Disparities in Native Populations

With $14.6 million awarded in August 2021, the study team is working to reduce disparities associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN), and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) groups.

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IREACH Faculty to Study Links between Indigenous Education Systems and Community Wellbeing

Jessica Saniguq Ullrich, PhD, Tribal citizen of Nome Eskimo Community and assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences and Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health, was recently awarded a Spencer Foundation Vision Grant. The project is one of 18 across the country to re-envision a better education system for students within any grade level.

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WSU and Providence Start New Pediatric Residency in Spokane 

Providence and the College of Medicine announced a partnership to establish eastern Washington’s first pediatric medical residency in March 2023. 

We are deeply committed to expanding medical education and improving healthcare quality and access in communities across Washington


James M. Record, Dean 

College Awarded Grant to Support Health Equity and Diversity Work   

Genentech awarded the WSU College of Medicine a grant from the 2022 The Genentech Health Equity & Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund to advance the college’s health equity work. The $750,000 grant, distributed over the next two and a half years, will directly support its organizations and initiatives. 

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Health Justice and Belonging Conference Tackles Community-Informed Health   

More than 370 national and local community members, health care providers, scholars, students and practitioners gathered together for the college’s fourth annual Health Justice and Belonging Conference, held in February 2023. 

Health Justice and Belonging Conference Speakers
Annual Report 2023

Annual Report

As the college continues to grow with purpose, we take some time to review the accomplishments from 2023. Read program spotlights, major research stories, impact across Washington state, donations and grants to the college, and more in the Annual Report.