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A Report to the Community | Spring 2022

Partners in Medical Education

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A Year of Caring

The role of a physician is a privilege and a responsibility, and we teach students from their first day of medical school an ethos of professionalism and earning patients’ trust. As students progress they expand and refine their skills, gain knowledge and apply what they’ve learned to deliver a high level of care with compassion and grace.

Read more about the program.
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Our Partnership at Work

Partnering to help create healthy, vibrant communities in eastern Washington, we are focused on three interdisciplinary areas: Teaching and Learning; Service and Leadership; and Discovery and Research.

Students, faculty, and our clinical partners work together to provide a high-quality education and care to the Spokane area.
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Where Are They Now?

UW in partnership with GU is educating a new generation of healthcare professionals to address the physician shortage and help the region thrive. Since 2016, 339 medical students have completed their first- and second-year medical education on the Gonzaga University campus. Where are they now?

Hear from our grads.

From the ground up: Explore the rise of the new
UW-GU Health Partnership building.

By the Numbers


of our Doctor of Nursing Practice students passed the licensure exam the first time.


of our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students passed the licensure exam the first time.


of our Nursing Practitioner students passed the licensure exam the first time.


of undergrad nursing students passed licensure exam the first time.

More Facts & Figures

From Our Presidents

Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce, President, UW

“We are grateful for the support for medical education that the community consistently demonstrates, including the many doctors and health professionals who work with our students...

Thayne M. McCulloh

Thayne M. McCulloh, President, GU

“Our gratitude goes out to our partners and supporters for the opportunity to create a facility and programs that will educate the next generation of healthcare professionals and industry leaders...

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Gonzaga University 
Co-developer; School of Nursing & Human Physiology, related sciences

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Collins Woerman
Project architect

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Bouten Construction
General contractor