Medical program receives notice

— The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has 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, the accrediting agency for MD-granting medical schools in the United States and Canada, communicated news of the preliminary accreditation.

“This is a significant moment in Washington State University’s 126-year history,” university President Kirk Schulz said. “It puts us one step closer to educating physicians who will practice in Washington’s underserved communities and furthers the university’s land-grant mission to serve the needs of the state.”

The accreditation comes 19 months after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill that changed state law to allow Washington State University to offer medical education.



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