Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

The new, nationally accredited Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will welcome its inaugural class of medical students in August 2017.  It is named after the university’s late president, Elson S. Floyd, who believed that WSU, as the state’s land-grant institution, should train doctors to serve all of Washington.

While the first two years of medical school will primarily be on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus, the third and fourth years will be in community-based clinical training in partnership with hospitals and clinics across the state in Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver, where WSU campuses are located.

President Floyd’s vision was of a bold, audacious, visionary and innovative medical school. Learn more about his dream and how WSU Tri-Cities will be involved.

Community Hosting & Homestay Program

Medical students attending the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will study at one of the four campuses located across the state, one of them being the Tri-Cities. They will spend the majority of their first two years in the Spokane campus for their classes, however, there will be six individual weeks, called ‘clinical intersessions’, during the first two years that the students will be in the city they will be assigned to for their third and fourth years.

In order to welcome and support our students, we are looking for families and individuals in the Tri-Cities who would like to host a student during the six intersession weeks from September 2017 through March 2019.

Hosts will be assigned a student and will provide housing for them during each intersession week. Students who do not need housing will be assigned community hosts that will provide a similar connection.

If you would be interested in being a homestay or community host, please sign up at: medicine.wsu.edu

Questions? Contact Kyle Holbrook

(509) 368 – 6779 or kyle.holbrook@wsu.edu