News Center

Coverage of the UW School of Medicine’s partnership with Gonzaga University, including stories about medical students, faculty and outreach to the community.


Recent Spokane UW med school grads share hopes of healing as residencies come into focus, Spokesman Review, April 9, 2024

Spokane medical students to open their careers in the Lilac City, Spokane Public Radio, March 18, 2024

Spokane medical student wins big research award, Spokane Public Radio, January 20, 2024


UW doctor shares latest on Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatments in Spokane talk, Spokesman Review, October 10, 2023

New class of medical students in Spokane awarded stethoscopes, KHQ, July 19, 2023

Spokane’s newest medical students start their journey, Spokane Public Radio, July 16, 2023

New class of UW medical students awarded stethoscopes in annual tradition, Spokesman Review, July 13, 2023

Ana Mari Cauce celebrates the University of Washington’s connections to Spokane, Spokane Public Radio, May 11, 2023

UW medical students in Spokane take their turn as teachers, Spokesman Review, April 23, 2023

UW School of Medicine hosts Spokane high schoolers interested in careers in medicine, KHQ, April 21, 2023

UW medical students in Spokane learn about anatomy in new lab on the Gonzaga campus, Spokane Public Radio, March 20, 2023



Ana Mari Cauce and Thayne McCulloh: New building makes for an exciting future, Spokesman Review, Sept. 11, 2022

$60 million Gonzaga-UW medical school building opens in Spokane, Spokesman Review, Sept. 8, 2022

The UW, Gonzaga Health Partnership Building is open, KXLY, Sept. 8, 2022

UW-GU health partnership celebrates new academic home, KHQ, Sept. 8, 2022

New medical school celebrates grand opening, KREM, Sept. 8, 2022

New Gonzaga, University of Washington medical training facility opens, KPBX, Sept. 8

Class has begun this week for new UW medical students in Spokane, Spokane Public Radio, July 29, 2022

60 medical students awarded with stethoscopes to start their medical education at new UW-Gonzaga health building, KREM2, July 13, 2022

‘A big upgrade’: Students start getting inspired as they tour new Gonzaga-UW health sciences building, The Spokesman-Review, June 9, 2022

New building ready for UW medical students in Spokane, Spokane Public Radio, June 9, 2022

UW-GU partnered health building to open in July, KXLY, June 6, 2022

Health care close to home: Family Medicine Residency Spokane’s 50-year focus trains doctors in full-spectrum care, The Spokesman-Review, April 28, 2022



Pandemic lessons: Local health leaders describe what we’ve learned since 2020, The Spokesman-Review, Dec. 20, 2021

Letter: Despite the pandemic, physicians and health care workers continue to train medical students, Yakima Herald, Nov. 25, 2021

UW-GU medical school building takes shape, The Journal of Business, Oct. 7, 2021

‘It’s been amazing’: New Gonzaga-UW health sciences building on track for spring completion, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 29, 2021

UW-GU webinar experts offer strategies for pandemic-induced stresses, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 23, 2021

UW faculty study how students adapt to being back on campus, Spokane Public Radio, Sept. 23, 2021

Gonzaga-University of Washington health sciences building on schedule to open next summer, The Spokesman-Review, May 5, 2021

Othello site for medical student research into pandemic impact, Columbia Basin Herald, April 28, 2021

UW School of Medicine tops U.S. News ranking of best graduate schools for primary care education, The Spokesman-Review, April 7, 2021

Guest Commentary: UW-GU health partnership supports region’s economic growth, The Journal of Business, March 25, 2021

Gonzaga, UW projects progress on schedule, The Journal of Business, March 25, 2021

Medical students’ research project features Moses Lake, Columbia Basin Herald, March 24, 2021

Ana Mari Cauce and Thayne McCulloh: Vision to expand medical education advances in Spokane, with new building underway, The Spokesman-Review, Jan. 19, 2021



UW medical student in Spokane wins award, The Spokesman-Review, Dec. 30, 2020

‘God’s Christmas gift has been our UW students’: Medical school students volunteer at UGM clinic amid COVID-19, The Spokesman-Review, Dec. 24, 2020

Partnerships in Central Washington provide educational opportunities for UW Medical School Students, Lake Chelan Mirror, Dec. 15, 2020

A surgical approach to medical school design, The Journal of Business, Oct. 8, 2020

McKinstry breaks ground on Gonzaga, UW medical education and innovation center in U-District, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 25, 2020

Gonzaga, University of Washington break ground on new health education facility in Spokane, KXLY, Sept. 24, 2020

Gonzaga, UW break ground virtually on new health education building, Spokane Public Radio, Sept. 24, 2020

Contractors break ground on new medical school in downtown Spokane, KHQ, Sept. 24, 2020

Using the humanities to help heal, Humanities.org, Aug. 13 2020

Medical student gets ‘mix of medicine and social justice’ while doing research at NATIVE Project during pandemic, The Spokesman-Review, August 2, 2020

Two University of Washington School of Medicine-Spokane graduates returning to Eastern Washington to practice, Lake Chelan Mirror, June 11, 2020

Guest Opinion: Each of us can do our part to battle spread of COVID-19, The Spokesman-Review, June 9, 2020

Coronavirus alters summer clinical experiences for UW’s Spokane medical student, Spokane Public Radio, June 3, 2020

Dr. Anne Browning: Tips for riding the COVID roller coaster, Spokane Public Radio, May 26, 2020

Many rural hospitals have avoided a crush of COVID-19 patients, but they say preparation and lessons from Seattle were key, The Inlander, May 22, 2020

Online education: Pandemic forces medical schools at WSU and UW to quickly adapt to virtual learning, The Spokesman-Review, April 15, 2020

‘She’s a great member of our team’: Doctor for Zags basketball teams makes an impact on and off the court, The Spokesman-Review, March 8, 2020

UW, Gonzaga combine to provide leadership training to Spokane medical students, Spokane Public Radio, Jan. 16, 2020



Gonzaga, UW medical school partner on leadership program, The Journal of Business, Dec. 19, 2019

UW is grateful for Grand Coulee, The Star, Nov. 27, 2019

Inland Journal, Oct. 31, 2019: Dr. Kristie Ebi on climate change and human health, Spokane Public Radio, Oct. 31, 2019

Medical students address community health issues, Spokane Public Radio, Oct. 28, 2019

Majority of new Spokane medical students are women, The Journal of Business, Oct. 10, 2019

North Central High actors help UW-Spokane medical school identify ways to communicate with patients, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 25, 2019

UW medical students recruit bone marrow donors for Be the Match, KXLY, Sept. 21, 2019

World Marrow Donor Day; how Spokane took part, KHQ, Sept. 21, 2019

UW, Gonzaga announce plans to expand health sciences with new $60 million building, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 9, 2019

UW, Gonzaga Announce Plans For New Health Partnership Building, Spokane Public Radio, Sept. 9, 2019

Gonzaga-UW Regional Health Partnership announces development of new 80,000 sq-ft facility, KXLY, Sept. 9, 2019

VIDEO: Gonzaga University and UW unveil plans for a $60 million dollar medical education building, KHQ, Sept. 9, 2019

Gonzaga, UW plan new $60 million health education building, The Journal of Business, Sept. 9, 2019

Inland Journal: Physician assistants and training them in Spokane, Spokane Public Radio, Aug. 22, 2019

Rural Western states work together to tackle physician shortages, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 21, 2019

UW graduates new physician assistants in Spokane class, Spokane Public Radio, Aug. 15, 2019

UW Spokane medical students help offset physician shortage, The Message, Spring 2019 (page 10)

Homecoming for health care: UW School of Medicine graduate Mara Hazeltine finds her way back to Sacred Heart for residency, The Spokesman-Review, June 26, 2019

Understanding the invisible wounds of war, KHQ, April 9, 2019

Researcher: Mental health issues often progress after brain injury, The Spokesman-Review, April 4, 2019

Medical students in Spokane are hard at work outside their classrooms, The Inlander, April 3, 2019

Inland Journal: Match Day and Spokane medical residency programs, Spokane Public Radio, March 27, 2019

UW medical school graduates placed in Spokane for residencies, The Spokesman-Review, March 17, 2019



A silent calling: Raised by deaf parents, medical student seeks to serve the underserved, The Spokesman-Review, Dec. 13, 2018

Letter: Thanks to medical educators, The Spokesman-Review, Nov. 17, 2018

OB-GYN field attracts more medical students, The Journal of Business, Oct. 11, 2018

Dogs and the science of human aging, Fox 28 Good Day, Oct. 9, 2018

UW researcher uses dogs to understand how people age, Spokane Public Radio, Oct. 9, 2018

Spokane medical student works summer session in Peru, Spokane Public Radio, Sept. 21, 2018

Fifteen high school students learn about the brain at Camp Neuro, KPBX, August 23, 2018

Gonzaga undergraduates gain research skills via UW School of Medicine partnership, KXLY, July 11, 2018

Spokane becomes top choice for UW medical students at Gonzaga, Spokane Public Radio, July 5, 2018

Incorporating medical technology into curriculum, The Journal of Business, July 5, 2018

In a first, Spokane is top pick for UW School of Medicine incoming class, The Spokesman-Review, June 11, 2018

Opioid epidemic has changed how doctors prescribe, Spokane Public Radio, April 26, 2018

Curbing the ‘Opioid Epidemic’: UW pain specialist will talk in Spokane next week, The Spokesman-Review, April 12, 2018

Courtney Law nurtures young UW-GU health partnership, The Journal of Business, April 12, 2018

At Sacred Heart, UW medical students take breaks for a touch of humanity, The Spokesman-Review, March 31, 2018

Regional Health Partnership provides Zags experiential volunteer opportunities, The Gonzaga Bulletin, March 21, 2018

First class of UW-Gonzaga med school partnership finishes Foundations, The Gonzaga Bulletin, Jan. 4, 2018



For these UW medical students Gonzaga is home, too, The Spokesman-Review, Dec. 12, 2017

From military intelligence to medical school, UW student pursues her passions, The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 21, 2017

A legacy of giving, The Inlander, Aug. 31, 2017

UW medical school in Spokane receives a $5M from Legislature, KXLY, July 11, 2017

UW expands CoMotion collaborative innovation hub to Spokane, The Spokesman-Review, Jan. 31, 2017



The arts of medicine, The Inlander, Nov. 29, 2016

UW medical students learn hands-on care from day one, Seattle Times, Sept. 6, 2016

New medical students receive white coats, KREM-TV, Sept. 2, 2016

Time matters: Successful strategies for busy students, Alaska Beyond magazine, September 2016

Gonzaga, UW welcome med students, Spokesman Review, Aug. 24, 2016

UW Medical Center ranked No. 1 hospital in Seattle and state – UW NewsBeat, Aug. 1, 2016

Gonzaga set to host influx of UW medical students – The Journal of Business, June 30, 2016

More for medicine – Columns Magazine, June 2016

Coeur d’Alene family donates $1 million for UW School of Medicine Spokane scholarships – The Spokesman Review, May 26, 2016

Spokane, Idaho await biggest incoming med-student classes – UW Health Sciences, May 26, 2016

Medicine, Nursing programs earn top spots in national rankings – UW, Health Sciences, March 16, 2016

UW, Gonzaga join forces for medical education in Spokane – UW Health Sciences, Feb. 24, 2016

‘This plane is flying’— new curriculum achieves milestone – UW Health Sciences, Feb. 1, 2016

Darryl K. Potyk, MD, Awarded SCMS Physician Citizen of the Year for 2015 – Spokane County Medical Society, Jan. 19, 2016



Statement from UW interim President Ana Mari Cauce on the two-year state budget approved by the Washington Legislature – UW Today, June 30, 2015

UW names new director for Spokane and Eastern Washington government relations – UW, Today, May 6, 2015

Alaska legislature approves WWAMI budget – Alaska Dispatch News, April 28, 2015

The 25 best medical schools in America – Business Insider, April 1, 2015

UW again ranks as nation’s top primary-care medical school – UW Health Sciences, March 10, 2015

Record number of UW med school grads choose primary care this year – The Spokesman Review, March 25, 2015