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Morgan Black

Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

About Me

I was born and raised in Spokane and attended the University of Washington for undergraduate school. While there, I received my B.S. in Neurobiology. My journey to Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine began following an ACL injury and repair. Though the injury ultimately ended my 13-year journey toward competing on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit, it also sparked my curiosity in the field of medicine. Driven by an interest to understand the administrative side of healthcare, I spent two years in business development at a Start-Up in Seattle seeking to improve continuing medical education. Following this, I worked as a medical scribe in my hometown and later moved to Vietnam to teach English. My desire to live and practice medicine in the community that raised me ultimately drove my return to Spokane to attend medical school at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

My medical school journey

Completing medical school training in Washington has provided me with unique opportunities to educate myself on multiple challenges faced by many diverse populations here. These included opportunities such as working with on the Opioid Task Force with Spokane County Medical Society and rotating with Spokane’s Street Medicine team.

Hopes & Aspirations

Post Emergency Medicine residency, I hope to return to Washington State to continue practicing medicine.

As a physician, I plan to leverage my medical education and professional experiences to drive change throughout Washington,” says Black.

Whether this be through individualized patient care, advocacy, or administration, I look forward to what the future brings.