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By Lisa Brown

WSU Spokane making progress with new public medical school


How will Washington State University’s plan to have a second public medical school in the state of Washington impact Goldendale?

Administrators at Washington State University believe it will make things better in a variety of significant ways.

First, the vision for this medical school from the late WSU President Elson S. Floyd was to give rural Washingtonians help on a serious shortage of physicians in the state, not to mention on the shortage in the rural areas. As a land grant university, it is WSU’s mission to meet the needs of the people of their state when we are able, and believe wholeheartedly they are able.

Second, the WSU medical school will be based in Spokane, but have sate...

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