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May 21st, 2018 < back to events
VISION 2030: Graduate Medical Education Summit

VISION 2030: Graduate Medical Education Summit

Date: Monday May 21, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Gonzaga University - Hemmingson Center 702 E Desmet Ave Spokane, WA 99202 Get Directions

Event Description:

We invite you to join us and participate in an awareness-building discussion and collaboration at the Summit on Graduate Medical Education (GME – also known as the residency portion of medical education). Learn what GME is and how the community can support its success, hear from Spokane  residents  about their GME training experience, and learn how GME plays a critical role in filling physician workforce needs in Spokane and Eastern Washington.
 
Two medical schools — the UW School of Medicine through a Regional Health Partnership with Gonzaga University and the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine — are addressing this issue by training more medical students in our region, but that is only the first step. After medical school graduation comes residency training (GME) – required before an M.D. can practice medicine. Training residents is very expensive and federal funds, by themselves, are insufficient.
 
We need your help to identify  low cost services, spouse job assistance, child care support, loan forgiveness/repayment services, and other ideas that would make greater Spokane attractive to graduating medical students looking for residency positions. The more residents that are training and living in our community, the better our chances to add more physicians to our workforce. 

 

Big thanks to our moderators, presenters and planning participants! 

 

Dr. Courtney Law, Director, UW School of Medicine - Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership

 

Dr. Judy Benson, Internal Medicine, Providence Health and Services

 

Dr. Jonathan Espenshied, Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, WSU Spokane Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

 

Dr. Ken Roberts, Vice Dean for Academic and Community Partnerships, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

 

Dr. Dave Chen, Chief Medical Officer, MultiCare Inland Northwest

 

Jason Thackston, Senior Vice President, Avista Energy Resources

 

PJ Watters, Director of Gift Planning, Inland Northwest Community Foundation

 

Dr. Kimberly Morris, Chief of Geriatrics, Rehabilitation & Extended Care, CLC Medical Director, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

 
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Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Registration is required.

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