Yakima, WA - Some initial construction has started at the site for the new medical school in Terrace Heights.
They leveled the ground for the first building.
It will be a 46,000 square foot facility just off South 33rd street.
Construction is expected to take about a year and a half to finish.
A ceremonial groundbreaking is planned for next Wednesday.
Classes at Pacific Northwest University of Health Science will begin in the fall of 2008.