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ESFCOM people on cable TV

Two of ESFCOM’s administrators are featured on the latest WSU Spokane “Health Sciences Update” cable TV programs.

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Vice Dean for Academic and Community Partnerships Ken Roberts talks about his work preparing WSU campuses in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett for medical students and developing clinical partnership agreements with health care providers in those cities and others.

Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Yvette Roubideaux talks about creating a climate for the college that welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion.

The other new “Health Sciences Update” programs feature … » More …

Student instructors endorse Willed Body Program

This is a screen shot from a YouTube video featuring WSU Pullman anatomy teaching assistants.

Last month we wrote about WSU’s Willed Body Program, which allows people to donate their bodies after their deaths to WSU’s medical education program for use by students. That story and other recent publicity for the program, including this video with director Dr. David Conley, have led to increased interest among potential donors. Now we’ve created a video that features four WSU Pullman graduate teaching assistants talking about their experiences teaching students about anatomy, … » More …

Shout out to our WSU campus partners

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A team from WSU Spokane has just returned from visits to the WSU North Puget Sound at Everett (left), WSU Vancouver (center) and WSU Tri-Cities (right) campuses. They are important partners in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The campuses – and health care providers in and around their cities – will host third- and fourth-year medical students who will practice their skills in hospitals and clinics. We want … » More …

Welcome to new vice dean

Photo of new ESFCOM Vice Dean for Student and Faculty Experiences Dawn DeWitt, pictured outside on the campus of WSU Spokane.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s newest team member is now on the job. Dawn DeWitt, MD, will serve as Vice Dean for Student and Faculty Experience. She will oversee the development of a learner-centered experience for the students who will attend WSU’s medical school.

Dr. DeWitt has been active in medical education innovation and leadership for more than 20 years. Her work has taken her to three countries.

Most recently, she was an associate … » More …

Conley and Mroch win teaching awards

WSU clinical faculty members Henry Mroch and David Conley pose together after learning they have each won awards for teaching students in the WWAMI medical education program.

WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine isn’t yet teaching medical students but two of its faculty members are already winning teaching awards.

Clinical Assistant Professor Henry Mroch (left) and Clinical Associate Professor David Conley (right) recently won honors from the WWAMI medical education program for teaching University of Washington students in Spokane.

Conley, who directs WSU’s anatomy lab on the Spokane campus, won the WWAMI Distinguished Teacher Award for … » More …

Speech and Hearing students win honors

Speech and Hearing Sciences graduating senior Tiana Bennett poses with her diploma after WSU Spokane's May 6 commencement ceremony.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine doesn’t have medical students yet — let alone graduates — but it does have graduates in its well-established bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. New graduate Tiana Bennett (above) is one of them; she was named one of the student recipients of the WSU Spokane Chancellor’s Awards.

Fourteen other students have also won awards for their outstanding scholarship, leadership and service during the just-completed … » More …

New article about us in WSU Spokane magazine

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Here’s a quick note that the new WSU Spokane magazine includes a story about the continued development of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Let us know if you’d like a copy or copies or read it online.

The new magazine also includes stories about Joyce Griffin-Sobel, the new dean of the College of Nursing, and College of Medicine Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Yvette Roubideaux, as well as more about the new Spokane Teaching Health … » More …

The most wonderful time of the year

WSU Spokane students show off their diplomas after the 2015 commencement ceremony.

Do you know that song that Andy Williams sings at Christmas, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”?

For graduating WSU Spokane students, today is the “most wonderful time of the year.” All that hard work, those long hours of class and study, will pay off when students walk across the stage during this afternoon’s commencement ceremony to collect their coveted diplomas.

Then what? Many students already have jobs lined up, many will begin looking for work, some will delay the job search and … » More …

College of Medicine people in the spotlight

We thought we’d take a minute to recognize people from the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine who have been in the spotlight recently.

Dean-John-Tomkowiak12Founding Dean John Tomkowiak recently participated in a Better Health podcast sponsored by Spokane Talks Online. The dean talked with host Sue Lani Madsen about how WSU’s new medical school and where it will be a leader in the American medical education system. He talks about how the school will teach students about how to best use technology in caring for patients.




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Teaching students about careers in medicine

College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professors Radha Nandagopal, Chris Davis and Henry Mroch preside over a panel discussion about careers in medicine at Spokane's West Valley High School on April 25, 2016.

(Photo by Cori Medeiros)

At Spokane’s West Valley High School on Monday, students learned what it was like to be a doctor from Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professors Radha Nandagopal (left), MD, and Henry Mroch (right), MD. They also learned about doing research from Clinical Assistant Professor Chris Davis (center), PhD. And they asked questions about how to start the process … » More …