Spokane is the Major Hub For Healthcare in the Inland Northwest

Surrounding Gonzaga University

  • Six major hospitals in the Spokane area
  • Employees in healthcare make up one of the highest concentrations of workers in the region
  • The density of clinical practices means that there are many opportunities for students to find volunteer positions, employment, internships, and shadowing.

Many pre-health students choose to stay in Spokane following graduation to take advantage of these experiences in their gap years. Alumni often seek employment as EMTs, CNAs, medical assistants, medical technicians, PT aides, and phlebotomists.

Gonzaga students Benefit from the Growth of Graduate Professional Healthcare Programs in Spokane

Students, faculty, and administrators from these programs regularly show up on Gonzaga’s campus for workshops, panels, and information sessions. Some of these programs are listed below:

Gonzaga University

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Eastern Washington Professional Health Science Programs

  • Addiction Studies
  • Counselor Ed: Mental Health Counseling
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health Administration
  • UW School of Dentistry/EWU RIDE program
  • Health Services Administration
  • Dental Hygiene graduate program

Washington State University Professional Health Science Programs

  • Pharmacy
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Nursing
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine (Pullman, WA)

University of Washington

  • School of Medicine
  • MEDEX PA Program

Whitworth University

  • Athletic Training
  • Occupational Therapy (coming soon)
  • Physical Therapy (coming soon)