When WSU’s second-year medical students came back for the new academic year last month, they were sent out on a road trip. Before I continue, I should explain that, even though the 60 students in that class will study in Spokane this year, they’re formally assigned to four WSU campuses. So the home campus for 15 of them is Spokane, 15 are assigned to the Tri-Cities campus, 15 to Vancouver and 15 to Everett. For the road trip, the 15 Spokane students spent a week in hospitals and clinics in towns like Davenport, Colville, Usk and Pullman.
“I often joke that I came out of the womb with a Coug onesie on,” said medical student Erik Stiles.