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Category: Accreditation

Preliminary accreditation received

On October 18, 2016, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine passed a pivotal milestone. It received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The College can now begin to recruit its charter class of 60 students.

Accreditation marks the culmination of more than a year of work that united the College with communities across the state. Together, we have created an infrastructure for health care education and delivery that is “bold, audacious, and visionary.”

Those three words, spoken by the late Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd, capture the essence of his idea for a second public medical school in the … » More …

WSU Medical School Granted Preliminary LCME Accreditation

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The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation—a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting agency for MD-granting medical schools in the United States and Canada, communicated news of the preliminary accreditation to John Tomkowiak, M.D., MOL, the founding dean of the Floyd College of Medicine, earlier today.

“This is a significant moment in Washington State University’s 126-year history,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “It puts us one step … » More …

Three new deans join the college

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has added three new administrators.

Ann Poznanski is the associate dean for curriculum at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.Ann Poznanski is the college’s new associate dean of curriculum. Ralitsa Akins takes over as associate dean of faculty talent, recognition and enhancement. Dawn Cooper has become the interim assistant dean of medical student scholarship.

Poznanski and Akins both come to WSU from the California Northstate University College of Medicine in Elk Grove, near Sacramento.

In California Ann Poznanski says she helped her medical school develop … » More …

New College of Medicine newsletter

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The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has added a new tool to communicate with the public about what’s going on with the college’s development. The new online newsletter went out this morning and features links to videos of interviews with College of Medicine faculty and administrators, a link to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ latest Wavelength newsletter and a welcome to WSU’s new president and his wife (seen here during their first visit to Spokane).

If you’d like to subscribe, contact wsu.medicine@wsu.edu.

 

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 …

What can we learn from Oregon?

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Sometimes it’s instructive to hear “lessons learned” stories from someone who has gone through a bruising academic battle.

Yesterday, Dr. George Mejicano (pictured above) – the senior associate dean for education at Oregon Health Sciences University – came to WSU Spokane, ready to share stories about his experiences guiding OHSU through a “curriculum transformation.”

While the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine isn’t going through the same sort of transition, it is making important decisions about what and how students will be taught. That’s one reason why Founding Dean John Tomkowiak and Mary Ann Clemens, his … » More …

Big finish to a busy week

Brittany Ledall stands by her poster at the Inland Northwest Research Symposium at WSU Spokane on April 1, 2016.

This is a week that has seen its share of big events for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and its host campus, WSU Spokane.

The splashiest event happens late this afternoon when new WSU President Kirk Schulz and his wife Noel make their first appearance in Spokane to finish a day that started in Pullman and continued in the Tri-Cities. The president will meet campus and academic leaders, lead a Q-and-A session on campus, appear at … » More …

Another step toward accreditation

A table display related to the WSU College of Medicine sell study document needed for accreditation, as it sits on a table at the self-study meeting in Richland.

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has taken another major step toward accreditation.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which is the national accrediting agency for allopathic medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, has granted the college “candidate” status. That means the agency has reviewed the foundational documents submitted by the college in December and agreed to visit WSU Spokane sometime this spring or … » More …

Read about our accreditation progress

Vice Dean Ken Roberts shows the timeline for WSU's medical school accreditation at a public meeting in Everett in October 2015.

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is working to secure national accreditation for WSU’s new medical school. In the photo above, Vice Dean Ken Roberts explains the timetable to a group of community leaders in Everett, where one of the new school’s clinical campuses will be located.

If you’re interested in learning more about the college’s progress toward accreditation, you can see an updated timeline, read more about the standards the school must … » More …

New administrators join College of Medicine

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is pleased to introduce three new administrators to the WSU Spokane campus.

Two of the new hires followed Founding Dean John Tomkowiak from their previous employer, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Tomkowiak came to WSU in October. The third administrator came from Washington, D.C.

Yvette Roubideaux

Yvette Roubideaux, MD, MPH, is the new associate dean for diversity, inclusion and leadership. Dr. Roubideaux comes from Washington, D.C., where she recently served in the Obama Administration as the director of the Indian Health Service and as … » More …