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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Community Hosting and Homestay Program

Support Washington’s Future Physicians

The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is excited to welcome its charter class in August of 2017!

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine was founded on the vision of “inspiring people to solve problems in challenging healthcare environments.”  To help realize that vision, the college is committed to developing connections between our students and the community in which they will train.

Our students will study and gain clinical experience at one of our four campuses located across the state in Everett, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Students will spend the majority of their first two years on the Spokane campus for their classes, however, there will be six individual weeks, called ‘clinical intersessions’, during the first two years that the students will be in the city they will be assigned to for their third and fourth years.

In order to welcome, support, and orient our students, we are looking for families and individuals in the local communities of Everett, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver who would be willing to host a student during the six clinical intersession weeks from September 2017 through March 2019.  The dates of intersession weeks are:

September 3-9, 2017
November 26-December 2, 2017
March 25-31, 2018
August 19-25, 2018
November 11-17, 2018
March 24-30, 2019

Homestay Hosts will be assigned a student and will provide housing for them during each intersession week. In addition, they will be asked to plan activities or events during the intersession periods to introduce their student to members of the community.

For students that do not need housing during the intersession weeks, we will assign Community Hosts that will provide a similar connection to the community but not provide housing.

Homestay Hosts and Community Hosts will also be invited to participate in the College of Medicine Community Night to be held on Wednesday during every intersession week.

For a full list of our Host activities, please consult our “Host Duties Summary”.

Now Accepting Host Applications!
Host applications will only be available electronically. We will be accepting applications for consideration through June 9th. Applications will go through an approval process and will be notified by June 16th of approved participation. After June 9th, we may continue to accept applications on a rolling basis depending on need. The student matching process will begin later in the summer. If you would like to apply to become a Host for our inaugural class, please sign up below to receive an application.


Apply to Become a Host

Community Hosting and Homestay Program

Kyle Holbrook
Community Hosting Coordinator
(509) 368-6779
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington State University