Gov. Inslee to speak to WSU College of Medicine in Spokane on Friday

Gov. Inslee to speak to WSU College of Medicine in Spokane on Friday

On Friday afternoon, Governor Jay Inslee will be speaking at Washington State University to the Health Sciences department about funding to support the College of Medicine.

The event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building Lobby at 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

According to a release from the WSU Health Sciences department, “During the legislatures recently completed session, members funded WSU’s $14.4 million biennial operating budget request.” The money will be used in continuing development of the College of Medicine.

The operating budget package included allocations to complete per-year funding for the College of Medicine’s existing cohort of 60 students, while also funding first and second year instruction for an additional 20 students.

In total, this will allow the college to admit 80 students in fall 2019.

Inslee will be discussing the outcomes of the legislative session’s investments and how this will benefit the school, community, and state in the future.

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