This January, Washington State University plans to ask lawmakers for permission to open a medical school in Spokane.
The question is will the University of Washington oppose that effort? It currently runs its own prominent medical school.
WSU President Elson Floyd said his goal is to avoid what one lawmaker has termed the “Apple Cup of medical schools.”
“We are in the process now of negotiating those things so it’s my hope that we’ll be able to present a unified front to the legislature as we go forward next year,” Floyd said.