Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Dedicates Brand New Facility
YAKIMA, Wash-- Medical professionals from all over the country gathered today with future students to dedicate the brand new medical school here in Yakima.
Pacific Northwest University's first building took about two years to construct and cost more than 20 million dollars. Administrators say the school could bring in up to 30 million dollars revenue to Yakima annually.
The med school is just the first step for a university that has set the bar high for excellence. All of the new students exceed average med school standards.
"It really begins that lifelong journey for the university. For not only the students and the faculty, but will also be the beginning of the journey for generations to come," said Stan Flemming, president of the university.
Flemming said the College of Medicine is just the first of many schools the university plans to offer on the 42 acre campus. What started as a vision by leaders in the field of medicine will soon be a reality. The first class of 75 students starts school August 4th.