UW wants to increase number of medical students in Spokane

Washington State University will welcome its first class of 60 medical students to the Spokane campus in August.

The University of Washington wants to top that.

Through a partnership with Gonzaga University, UW welcomed a class of 60 first-year and 40 second-year medical students in Spokane last fall. Now UW is asking the Legislature for money to add 20 students per graduating class.

Leaders from Gonzaga and UW said the requested $9.3 million would enable them to accept a class of 80 medical students in Spokane as early as August.

They called it another important step in reducing the region’s physician shortage.

Read full article in The Spokesman Review