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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will combine a traditional academic education with a community-based clinical model.

For their third and fourth years of clinical work, medical students will be assigned to WSU campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver or Everett, with the opportunity to spend significant amounts of time in rural healthcare settings.

The regional campuses will have their own deans and staff and rely on clinical faculty in those areas to teach students.

Our Mission:

  • To develop practical solutions to challenging problems in disease prevention, health care access and delivery.
  • To train primary care physicians who will work in Washington and help alleviate a shortage of doctors, especially in rural and underserved areas.
  • To develop a strong research component, with faculty members who work on innovative projects, sharing what they know with students in classroom and research settings.

Learn more about the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine


Please consider a gift to support the College of Medicine priorities below:

Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founder’s Fund

Established by the Washington State University Foundation in accordance with the Floyd family’s wishes, the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund supports the accreditation, implementation and operation of the new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Distributions from the fund are at the discretion of the college’s dean.


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WSU Spokane Medical Science Excellence Fund

WSU College of Medical Sciences Excellence is used at the discretion of the Dean. This fund helps develop innovative programs, recruit faculty and provides the opportunity to support the essential needs in pursuing the mission of the Medical School.


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Speech & Hearing Sciences Development Fund

Speech and Hearing Excellence Fund is used at the discretion of the Chair. The fund helps provide student support, develop innovative programs and provide opportunities to grow and develop the program.


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Nancy Fike
Director of Development
WSU Spokane

Washington State University Foundation
Washington State University