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46 Husky Promise students
266 UW students
202 UW faculty and staff
FEATURED HUSKIES FROM THE 3RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
SERVING THE 3RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
The UW facilitates hundreds of programs in communities across the state. Below are a few that operate in your district. Programs active as of January 2023.
WWAMI–Medical Education in Spokane
The UW School of Medicine program in Spokane partners with Gonzaga University to house health-science programs in the Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) building as well as the new Health Partnership building in Spokane. The new facility, which opened for student instruction in fall 2022, includes expanded classrooms for lectures and small-group teaching, an anatomy lab and space for additional faculty as well as student study and counseling areas. Part of WWAMI, the School of Medicine’s program in Spokane makes medical education and training more accessible across eastern Washington.
UW in the High School
Through the UW in the High School program, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can complete University of Washington courses — and earn college credit — in their own classrooms with their own teachers. Teachers are approved and trained by UW faculty to teach official UW courses using UW curriculum, activities, texts, tests and grading scales. Participating students can earn college credits at a fraction of the cost, and these credits are accepted by most colleges and universities across Washington and around the country. Partner high schools can offer UW coursework in computer science, math, science, world languages, humanities and social sciences. Check out which schools UW in the High School is partnering with in your area.
UW School of Dentistry–RIDE
Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) is a track of the UW School of Dentistry using a groundbreaking model of dental education to train dentists to meet the needs of rural and underserved populations in the state and region. Funded by the Legislature in 2007, RIDE increases access to quality dental care in remote communities, enhances the diversity of state and regional health-care workers and improves the health-care system by training team-oriented professionals. RIDE operates in conjunction with Eastern Washington University and alongside dental associations, community health centers, Area Health Education Centers and other stakeholders. Over 70% of RIDE graduates return to rural and underserved areas of Washington and the region to practice dentistry.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a partnership between the University of Oregon and the University of Washington, is dedicated to reducing impacts of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Washington and Oregon by providing accurate and timely information about earthquakes and ground motions to scientists, engineers, planners and the public. The second-largest seismic network in the United States, PNSN has more than 300 seismograph stations as well as several offices and personnel across the region.