blackroses

2+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2014
586
875
Status
Pre-Medical
For WWAMI residents competing for just a few in-state seats, good news was released:

http://www.washington.edu/president/2014/10/03/uw-and-wsu-announce-memorandum-of-understanding-on-medical-education-expansion/

In order to provide the greatest benefit to the state and to meet the significant demand for more physicians, leaders from both universities agree that UW and WSU will independently pursue their respective proposals to meet the state’s medical education needs. The two universities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that acknowledges both WSU’s immediate efforts to secure accreditation for a new medical school and UW School of Medicine’s independent pursuit of rapid expansion of its four-year WWAMI program in Spokane.
 

Make Or Break

5+ Year Member
Jul 18, 2014
902
987
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Idk. I feel as if all of these new medical schools will end up causing a lot of trouble once the "doctor shortage" is up.
 
OP
B

blackroses

2+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2014
586
875
Status
Pre-Medical
The situation for WWAMI students is a little different, as they have 235 slots to support 5 states. That forces a lot of students into private schools with tuition triple or even quadruple that of in-state tuition.

This issue isn't so much about the number of medical schools overall, but the number of medical schools serving one particular region.