Office of the President


February 16, 2018

Marking two years of improving health and well-being together

Ana Mari Cauce

Two years ago this month, we gathered in Spokane to announce a new partnership between Gonzaga University and the University of Washington. Its mission: improve the health and well-being of people throughout Eastern Washington and beyond.

February 24, 2016

University of Washington and Gonzaga University Announce UW Medical School Partnership

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m very pleased to share an exciting announcement with you today. The University of Washington and Gonzaga University have signed an agreement to enhance and expand medical education and research in Spokane. Together with Gonzaga, we will educate the next generation of health professionals and enhance the health, well-being and prosperity of the entire region….

May 18, 2015

Forging the UW’s future in Spokane

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington’s vision to expand medical education in Spokane has been buoyed this month by stellar hires, resolute community support, a promising partnership with Gonzaga University and construction on the new UW Spokane Center in the heart of the city. New faculty and a new curriculum Preparing our UW Spokane faculty for our…

April 9, 2015

Medical Education in Washington: Do No Harm

Office of the President

Congratulations to Washington State University on the official signing of legislation to seek accreditation for an independent medical school. As they begin the process of seeking accreditation, we at the University of Washington offer our appreciation for more than 40 years of medical education partnership with our colleagues in Pullman and Spokane. With the passage…

December 1, 2014

Gonzaga explores partnership with UW School of Medicine in Spokane

Office of the President

Dear friends, This afternoon, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh announced Gonzaga’s intention to engage in a community-focused exploration of a medical education and research partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane. We invited Gonzaga to consider a potential partnership as part of our efforts to expand Spokane’s medical school and biomedical…

October 31, 2014

Cost-benefit report on medical school expansion in Spokane

Michael K. Young

UW Regent Orin Smith and I were in Spokane today sharing the findings of a comprehensive, independent analysis of the costs and benefits of medical school expansion efforts in Spokane and Eastern Washington. The report, conducted by Tripp Umbach, comes on the heels of a 2010 study — commissioned by Greater Spokane Incorporated — which found…

October 9, 2014

Boundless opportunities to serve Spokane

Michael K. Young

This summer, leaders from the University of Washington, Washington State University, and the Spokane community met three times in an effort to develop a collaborative path forward for expanding medical education and research in Spokane. Both Universities came to the table with different perspectives on how best to meet the economic and workforce needs of…

October 3, 2014

UW and WSU announce Memorandum of Understanding on medical education expansion

University of Washington

Leadership at the University of Washington and Washington State University have reached an agreement that will mutually dissolve their WWAMI partnership and provide a pathway to pursue separate solutions to address the state’s medical education needs and physician shortage. In order to provide the greatest benefit to the state and to meet the significant demand…

August 6, 2014

The next generation of medical education

Michael K. Young

Through innovation, collaboration and partnership, the University of Washington is committed to improving health care for all Washingtonians. Our outstanding medical professionals and educators are changing lives in every corner of our state, including partnerships in greater Spokane and beyond. In Spokane, the UW delivers a high level of excellence in medical education through local…