Remarkable things are happening at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU), a grassroots, non-profit university in Yakima, WA, founded less than 20 years ago by a passionate group of community leaders.
In less than two decades, PNWU has achieved national recognition. Our College of Osteopathic Medicine is ranked in the top-ten in the U.S. in three mission-related categories: Second for most graduates practicing in primary care fields, third for most graduates practicing in medically underserved areas, and sixth for most graduates practicing in rural areas (U.S. News and World Report).
On May 20, we celebrated our Twelfth Annual Commencement Ceremony. Each of our graduates become healers in their communities, and most of them choose Washington as their home.
Our wholehearted commitment to the health of rural and medically underserved communities has been possible thanks to the enduring support of the Yakama Nation, and our state’s leaders, including Governor