Floyd College of Medicine accepting student applications
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has been granted membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is accepting medical school applications.
The Washington State University college plans to enroll 60 students in the inaugural class. Prospective students can submit applications via the American Medical College Application System (https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/). Read more…
Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University received preliminary accreditation – a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting agency for MD-granting medical schools in the United States and Canada, communicated news of the preliminary accreditation to John Tomkowiak, founding dean of the Floyd College of Medicine. Read more…
The new, nationally accredited Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will welcome its inaugural class of medical students in August 2017.
The medical school was created to equip medical students for the future and to ensure they will thrive in an ever-changing health care environment. Among the focal points of the college:
Personalized medical education
Students help design their training opportunities to align with their educational and professional goals and work in small cohorts to create a rich, interprofessional, team-learning environment.
Two year embedded training opportunities foster deeper relationships and experience with colleagues, mentors, patients and communities.
Leadership-based curriculum adaptable for serving patients wherever they are
The leadership-based approach prepares students to serve as leaders in the evolving health care industry and to practice in challenging health care environments. By integrating clinical, simulation, and care-based learning experiences, graduates are prepared to lead health care teams, coordinate resources in new ways, and help improve patient care and the health of their communities.
Students will also develop their leadership skills during and after their formal education through WSU’s planned virtual network of physicians, health science professionals, researchers and business administrators.
Innovative research that solves real-life problems
A culture of inventiveness encourages WSU students to drive innovation and discovery through participation in creative problem-solving exercises.
Students participate in research that reflects their passion and makes a difference. Community-based research provides opportunities to focus on issues important to individual patients and to the overall health of Washington residents.
Community-based clinical training
Partnerships with hospitals and clinic systems across the state in Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver, where WSU campuses are located, provide unique community-based clinical experiences for students to be embedded in underserved settings.
Service learning experiences throughout the medical education program give students the opportunity to establish relationships in diverse communities throughout Washington state.
Floyd College of Medicine in Everett
WSU currently has 19 signed affiliate agreements with community hospitals and clinics across the state, and 15 additional agreements are pending in status. The current affiliate partners in Everett are The Everett Clinic, Providence Regional Medical Center and Sea Mar.
These partners provide unique clinical experiences for ESF COM medical students. Students will be assigned to one of the four campus locations upon admission. Uniquely, the ESF COM curriculum integrates clinical and classroom experiences across all four years of medical school. WSU’s new Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, which opened in August 2016, provides additional opportunities for training and collaboration with residents and other health sciences students and professionals.
Learn more at www.medicine.wsu.edu.