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WSU wants own medical school

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Washington State University officials want to launch the state’s second public medical school in Spokane.

“We can do better as a state to infuse more physicians into the marketplace,” said WSU President Elson Floyd. “We will look at establishing a new medical school for our state — a new, independently accredited one sponsored by WSU.”

The school has commissioned a feasibility study that’s due at the end of June.

While WSU Spokane now offers four years of medical education, the…

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