The latest batch of Health Sciences Update episodes are now available and can soon be seen on Comcast channel 17 in Spokane at 8:00 a.m., noon and 8:00 p.m.
Now that Governor Inslee has approved the state’s operating budget – which included $2.5 million to start a WSU medical school in Spokane – what do we do now?
Glad you asked. The above video features Dr. Ken Roberts, the Acting Dean of the WSU College of Medical Sciences, discussing the next steps in our medical school pursuit.
Among the important steps are applying for preliminary accreditation.
Note: The video was filmed prior to the approval of the state’s operating budget.
WSU leaders provided an update on where the university is at in its pursuit of a medical school in Spokane today, releasing the names of those on the Founding Dean Search Committee.
(Ed. Note: The latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine is available as a PDF here. It is also distributed statewide to WSU alumni and friends. We will share a story each day from the latest issue on the blog. Enjoy!)
By Doug Nadvornick
Bill signing ceremonies conducted by governors are often joyous occasions that formalize legislative achievements. But rarely do they lead to spontaneous pep rallies, as happened on April 1.
The House Appropriations Committee last night heard testimony on House Bill 1559, which would allow WSU to operate a medical school.
Like many previous hearings, the discussion revolved around funding – this was the House budget committee, after all – and the ongoing talks between WSU and UW to figure out how the ending of the WWAMI partnership will work our financially.