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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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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 …

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 …

Program ensures bodies for study

A WSU College of Medicine marketing photo features a look at the anatomy lab, including tables where students examine cadavers, and a monitor showing a catscan of a human skull.

WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is procuring the resources it will eventually need after it receives permission to admit students.

Clinical faculty to serve as teachers? Check. The college has hired more than 40 local physicians to create and teach the curriculum. It has also hired administrators and support staff with more on the way.

Facilities? Check. The college is good for now, with … » More …

What can we learn from Oregon?

Mejicano

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 …

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 …

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 name … » More …

College of Medicine hires new faculty

Justin in lab 650 pix

The WSU College of Medicine – has hired more than 40 clinicians and basic scientists to build the faculty necessary to support the operation of WSU’s new medical school. These faculty will develop and implement curriculum for the MD degree program, as well as do research and clinical work.

Most of the new faculty members are Spokane-based physicians who are helping develop the clinical content of the courses medical students will take during their first two years. Each course is taught by an interdisciplinary team of physicians and scientists. When the … » More …