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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 … » 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 … » 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 … » More …

Another step forward in the push for accreditation

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Vice Dean Ken Roberts and Founding Dean John Tomkowiak celebrate today after electronically sending the WSU College of Medicine accreditation application documents to the accrediting agency.

One more big step toward creating the medical school part of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has been taken.

After months of research, writing and editing, as well as four community meetings in Spokane, Richland, Vancouver and Everett, the process of sending WSU’s application for medical school accreditation was surprisingly low key.

Vice Dean for Academic and Community Partnerships Ken Roberts sat at … » More …

Accreditation moves to next phase

WSU College of Medicine Acting Dean Ken Roberts speaks at the first of the four WSU College of Medicine self study sessions.

The accreditation process for the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is moving to the next phase.

College staff and administrators are finishing the first draft of the massive document they must submit to the accrediting agency (the Liaison Committee on Medical Education). That document addresses questions such as future funding and spending for the medical school, the curriculum that will be taught to students and the infrastructure in place to support them. » More …

An historic day for WSU College of Medicine

Gov. Jay Inslee signs Substitute House Bill No. 1559, April 1, 2015. Relating to higher education programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.

April 1, 2015 — when Governor Jay Inslee signed the WSU medical school bill into law — marked the unofficial start of the College of Medicine.

Today is another landmark day for the college.

The WSU Board of Regents today anointed the university’s new medical school as the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

The Regents’ vote at their meeting in Pullman this morning accomplishes two things. It changes the … » More …

Third founding dean finalist visits Spokane

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The last finalist candidate for founding dean of the new WSU College of Medicine has visited the Spokane campus.

Dr. John Tomkowiak (right, pictured above with Bill Savitz of Ignite Northwest) is the dean of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is also the president of the university’s health system and the executive vice president for clinical affairs. Tomkowiak is also a professor and acting chair of the school’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences program.

It is his second stint at Chicago Medical School. … » More …