WSU College of Medical Sciences faculty (such as Weimin Li, pictured above) are engaged in teaching graduate students, post doctoral faculty and medical students, and in biomedical research in a number of different fields including neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemical genetics and more. The Medical Sciences lab has a microscopy core facility for use by campus and community researchers, and is home to the nationally recognized Sleep and Performance Research Center, the WWAMI Medical Education program in Spokane and WSU's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. WWAMI is a partnership between WSU and the University of Washington School of Medicine that educates new physicians and offers a specialty education track for those interested in working in the rural and underserved areas.

Washington State University is moving ahead with plans to create a fully-accredited medical school.

Acting dean Ken Roberts was a recent guest on the cable TV program "WSU Health Sciences," where he talked about medical education in Spokane and WSU's decision to pursue a new medical school.

WSU is a partner in the Spokane Teaching Health Center consortium.

The consortium, including partners Providence Health Care and Empire Health Foundation, has secured federal money to create six new medical residencies in Spokane. Spokane's Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Transitional Year and new Psychiatry residencies will move to WSU's downtown Spokane campus in 2016 when the new University District Health Clinic will open.

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The Washington state Senate voted 47-1 on Wednesday, March 25 to add a sentence to a 98-year-old state law that allows Washington State University to create the state’s second publicly-funded medical school. It was the final legislative vote needed for the bill, which will now be forwarded to Governor Jay Inslee for his signature.

Washington State University and the Regional Airline Association have released a report detailing the findings of the first, science-based study of pilot fatigue in multi-segment flight operations. The study was conducted by researchers at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center.

Coeur d'Alene, ID orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kate Kuhlman-Wood expresses her support for a WSU medical school. Click here to see a larger picture.

Retired Spokane physician Dr. Tom Laselle and his son, Dr. Brooks Laselle, talk about the need for a WSU medical school. Click here to see a larger picture.


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