Washington State University's Board of Regents unanimously approved a plan Friday to establish a medical school in Spokane. It has the potential to generate 120 new doctors every year in the Northwest. But the move also tees up a fight between Washington's two largest public universities.
The University of Washington in Seattle is currently the state's only public medical school.
But WSU Spokane chancellor Lisa Brown says the program just isn't enough to satisfy the shortage of doctors.