A Preference for Rural Family Medicine

Assigned to a small FQHC health clinic in rural Idaho, David Hanson is making the most of his 4-month family medicine preceptorship in his clinical year with the MEDEX Spokane physician assistant program. He’s diagnosing and treating patients all under the supervision of another experienced MEDEX graduate, Scott Gibbs, PA-C.

MEDEX Founder Dr. Richard Smith: Multiply My Hands

In his lifetime, Dr. Richard Smith has made significant contributions to US healthcare. Most notable were his efforts to desegregate thousands of US hospitals during the Lyndon Johnson administration, and the founding of the MEDEX Northwest physician assistant program at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1969. In this 2-part story, we look back on Smith’s inspirational career and achievements.

MEDEX 50th Anniversary Celebration

Advance tickets are now on sale for the MEDEX 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 5th at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. On this special evening we’ll recognize our 2600 graduate PAs and Dr. Richard Smith’s vision as an enduring legacy. Go to to learn more about the event..

The 2019/2020 application cycle is now open!

The 2019/2020 application cycle is now open! The application deadline for the 2019/2020 application cycle is September 1st, 2019. The…Read More

Degree Changes at MEDEX for the 2018/19 Application Cycle

In 2021, PA education will be undergoing a change nationally. At this time, all PA programs must grant master’s degrees at the completion of the program. With this shift coming in just a few years, MEDEX is taking steps to meet this change in the upcoming application cycles.