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UW physician assistant program targets rising need

Physician assistants are playing a more vital role in health care communities across the U.S. In Spokane, many of these physician assistants are graduates of the University of Washington’s MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program here. Currently ...

WSU medical college earns preliminary accreditation

Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine said it received preliminary accreditation earlier today from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education, which is the accrediting agency for MD-granting medical schools. The school des...

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WSU vice dean is eager to help shape new medical school’s culture

With an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dawn DeWitt has held academic positions and been an attending physician in three countries. But now she thinks she has potentially the best chance in her career to make an impact in the medical field as the n...

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Leone & Keeble wins big contract for EWU project

Eastern Washington University has awarded Spokane contractor Leone & Keeble Inc. a $31 million contract to renovate and expand the Pence Union Building. Work there is scheduled to start this week, says Troy Bester, the university’s senior project mana...

Northwood Middle School project highlights buzz of activity at Mead schools

Site work is nearing completion for a new $29 million Northwood Middle School in the Mead School District, and construction of the school building is expected to start soon, says Ned Wendle, the district’s director of facilities and planning. By the en...

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New digs, new approach in medical education

A new venue for University of Washington School of Medicine students in Spokane comes with a new approach to training future physicians. At the University of Washington’s School of Medicine program on the Gonzaga University campus, gone are the days o...

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Central Valley School District begins $31.5 million in new projects

Central Valley School District soon will begin more than $30 million in remodeling and expansion projects at three elementary schools and one additional building in the district. District Superintendent Ben Small says construction will begin this month o...

Fledgling interdisciplinary GU major draws interest

A young, interdisciplinary major at Gonzaga University has attracted strong student interest, say faculty members involved in developing the computer science and computational thinking degree. The degree offering has drawn 23 declared majors in less tha...

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North Idaho College to erect $7.7 million student recreation center

North Idaho College broke ground earlier this month on a $7.7 million, 30,000-square-foot student wellness and recreation center on its Coeur d’Alene campus, says Tom Greene, a spokesman for the college. The two-story center will include a gymnasium, a...

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