PMH Medical Center has partnered with Washington State University (WSU) Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to serve as a clinical education site for WSU medical students beginning this year.
“We are very excited to partner with WSU, expose students to rural healthcare and educate the Prosser physicians of tomorrow, today,” PMH Medical Center CEO Craig Marks said. “With our extensive services, growing physician base and dedicated clinicians, PMH Medical Center is equipped to play a key role in the educational experiences of these students.”
As Washington’s premier community-based medical school, the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine was officially established in 2015 to, in part, help address physician shortages in the state. The school’s community-based clinical training model provides students with experiences that embed them in rural healthcare settings to broaden their exposure to the unique opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine in small or underserved communities. This approach increases the likelihood they will practice rural medicine in the future.
Each student will help design their clinical experience at PMH Medical Center to align with their educational and professional goals and interests.
“Partnerships with educational institutions are mutually beneficial in learning, networking, recruitment, research and other opportunities,” Marks said. “We look forward to welcoming these students into our organization and community.”