The Student Affairs Learning Community in the first two years in Spokane is designed to enrich the educational experience for medical students by:
- Fostering inter-class connections and mentoring
- Providing multi-disciplinary and inter-professional perspectives on professional identity as they transition from student to physician
- Involving a community of mentors from various professional areas including business, nursing, pharmacy, engineering and law, as well as diverse personal experiences as a parent, patient, caretaker, volunteer and activist.
- Providing non-evaluative learning spaces in which students further discuss important curricular topics our community of mentors
The goal is for students to not only learn from each other, but also grow as a community of future physicians who support each other, invest themselves into the local community, and have an expansive network of mentors to help guide them throughout their medical career.
In the third year the students transition to their clinical site and continue to be supported by the amazing team at the clinical campuses that includes the Associate Deans for Clinical Education, WSU faculty and preceptors, and administrative staff.