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Brent Conrad

Family Medicine, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

About Me

I was raised on a small farm near Colfax WA and from a young age felt called to be in medicine. As I grew older, I came to see how vital it is that people are able to access care within their community. It was while shadowing my hometown physician during high school that I made the commitment to return to Colfax to serve them as their family doctor. I didn’t get into medical school my first time around. While it could have been easier to give up; I had a strong conviction that this is what I was meant to do. So, I spent a year working on my application, my medical skill, and my confidence. Looking back, that tough year was a blessing in disguise because it meant that I was perfectly timed to be part of WSU’s first class. I’m reminded of this daily and it has given me a sense of joy which has carried me through every challenge.

My medical school journey

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is everything I could have hoped for in a medical school. Growing up in Eastern Washington I’d often hear discussions that WSU was considering creating their own program. Their mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Washington by supplying more doctors is inspiring and throughout my training I’ve been granted opportunities to serve and care for people of underserved and rural backgrounds; better preparing me for my practice in Colfax.

Hopes & Aspirations

I simply aspire to be next in a long line of excellent healthcare providers for the people of Colfax and the surrounding area so that my community thrives for generations to come,” says Conrad.

Someday, I hope that I can be like my own mentor and encourage students interested in the healthcare field to pursue their dream and make a positive impact for others.