The University of Washington is committed to our entire state, and is dedicated to expanding access to education, spurring innovation and meeting the needs of patients and communities across eastern Washington and beyond.

Through the UW School of Medicine’s partnership with Gonzaga University to educate the next generation of physicians, the UW Spokane Center, an engagement hub in the heart of Spokane’s University District, and the RIDE dental education program partnership with Eastern Washington University, the UW is serving the people of Spokane and the region.

UW-GU Health Partnership Building

A new health sciences center in Spokane

Spokane has a new center for medical education, health sciences and innovation, with the the opening of an 80,000-square-foot building at 840 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. McKinstry completed construction in 2022 and the facility is the home of the UW School of Medicine – Gonzaga University Health Partnership.

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UW Spokane Center

UW Spokane Center

Located in the heart of Spokane’s growing University District, the UW Spokane Center is an information and engagement hub for Spokane-area alumni, students, prospective students, parents and supporters.

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UW Medicine in Spokane

Educating tomorrow’s doctors in and for Spokane and Eastern Washington is a top priority. With the state’s support, and through the Health Partnership with Gonzaga University, the UW School of Medicine is educating health professionals for communities across the state and region.

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Serving Spokane and Eastern Washington

Catherine Brazil

Catherine Brazil

Catherine Brazil is the UW’s director of Government and Community relations for Spokane and Eastern Washington. She has more than two decades of public affairs experience in the region. Read more about her Spokane ties

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9,000 NEW JOBS

Projected for Spokane region by 2030 with expansion of UW School of Medicine



Number of UW School of Medicine teaching and clinical faculty in Spokane


63.3% RETURN

Number of students from the UW School of Medicine program overall who return to Washington following graduation



Projected economic impact for Spokane region by 2030 with expansion of UW School of Medicine