Made to Make a Difference
“Washington State University has worked to serve the needs of our state, nation, and world for 125 years, and successful development of a medical school is one more way for us to improve the health and wellbeing of Washingtonians.”—Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd, PhD
Fulfilling Dr. Floyd’s Vision
The late WSU President Elson S. Floyd envisioned a medical college that would achieve the following:
Expand Health Care Access
Create solutions to the problem of access to quality health care in rural and urban underserved areas of Washington State.
Train Physicians Who Will Serve Their Own Communities
Recruit students from rural and underserved urban communities to establish a pathway to medical school and back to their communities.
Be Statewide and Community-Based
Medical students complete their academic and clinical work at one or more of the WSU campuses to establish relationships in and near underserved areas.
Provide an Interprofessional Education
Give students from different health disciplines opportunities to learn in a collaborative environment, building skills needed to lead health care teams of the future.
Foster Economic Development
Expand the WSU research enterprise to spur technology transfer.
Support research that has a global impact on the science of human health and wellness.