Jun 22, 2017
Darryl Potyk MD, Courney Law PhD, Justin Thompson
WSOM-GU: Partnering to Grow our Next Generation Physicians

Two issues that continue to dominate the healthcare landscape across the country also affect eastern Washington: the changing healthcare environment, and the demand for more family physicians, especially in rural underserved communities. To address these issues and to help bolster the economy in the region, UWSOM and GU formed a regional health partnership to expand medical education, as a means to address physician workforce needs in the region and to build a more robust research economy in the Inland Northwest.  Together, UWSOM and GU are working with the business, healthcare and research communities on initiatives to achieve these goals. Darryl Potyk, MD and Courtney Law, PhD will give an update on the partnership’s key priorities and progress.  They will be joined by UW School of Medicine student Justin Thompson, who will talk about his experience as a first-year medical student in Spokane.