Spokane, Eastern & Central Washington


Eastern Washington is known for its variety – landscapes, people and medical education. From the Palouse to the Selkirks with the Steppes in between students can find it all in Eastern Washington. Our medical training opportunities take place in the large urban referral center of Spokane, the smaller cities of Yakima, Tri-Cities and Wenatchee as well as many of our small rural communities. Eastern Washington has it all – and a lot more sun than Seattle!

Clerkship Opportunities


Spokane and Wenatchee Track

There are two city Tracks in Eastern Washington: Spokane and Wenatchee. Spokane offers availability for students to Track in third and/or fourth year and Wenatchee offers availability for students to Track in third year. In these Tracks, students can spend the majority of their time in that community.

WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience)

WRITE, a longitudinally integrated clerkship program that occurs in the first clinical year, was developed by the University of Washington School of Medicine as a means to help meet the need for rural primary care physicians in the WWAMI region. The success of this unique program is due to the integration of community involvement, continuity of experience and a proven curriculum.

Reports and Resources

Contact Information​

Physical Address ​ ​
UW-GU Health Sciences and Innovation Building
840 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202

Mailing Address
UW School of Medicine Spokane
502 E Boone Ave. AD840
Spokane WA 99258

Clinical & Foundations Deans, Spokane & Eastern WA



Darryl Potyk, M.D.
Associate Dean for Eastern Washington
Chief of Medical Education, University of Washington-Gonzaga University Health Partnership

​Emily Felix
Assistant to Dr. Potyk
O: 509.313.7903

Geoff Jones, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Dean, Spokane & Eastern WA
O: 509.313.7916




Darin Eckert, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Dean, Spokane

Kathy Minnerly
Assistant to Dr. Jones & Dr. Eckert
O: 509.313.7917




Janelle Clauser, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Foundations
O: 509.313.7909
C: 925.487.4559

Teresa Borrenpohl
Assistant to Dr. Clauser