|Health Sciences Education|
Spokane’s Riverpoint Campus serves as the region’s comprehensive academic health sciences center, a unique collaboration of universities, hospitals, research institutes, and economic development organizations. Located in the heart of Spokane’s University District, the Riverpoint Campus offers programs in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, public health and allied health.
The expansion of the WWAMI medical education program, a partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, will allow medical students to complete all four years of their training, including medical residencies, in Spokane. Classrooms, research facilities and teaching faculty for medical education will be housed in a new $78.6 million Washington State University Biomedical and Health Sciences Building. Construction of the new building began October 2011.
Being well-prepared in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is essential for students, our future workforce.Spokane supported WSU's successful bid to become the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) biomedical training affiliate to train teachers in bioscience curriculum. 13 local high schools are implementing PLTW, where middle and high school teachers are introduced to curriculum in STEM subjects.
Washington FIRST Robotics is another program that brings students closer to science and technology, inspiring them to pursue a career in those fields.Eastern Washington University will host the regional FIRST Robotics Competition in 2012.