Each year MEDEX Northwest graduates around 125 physician assistants who largely stay on to practice in the five-state WWAMI Region of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. These graduations are joyous occasions, the culmination of over two years of intense study on the part of the students.
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.
In May, the Journal of Business serving Spokane and Kootenai Counties published a story on the MEDEX Northwest classroom presence on the Gonzaga University campus. In an effort to bridge the provider gap in Eastern Washington, the MEDEX Spokane site is presently approaching capacity with 33 students for the coming year. Read the full story here.
The 2018/2019 application cycle is now closed! Updates and information for the 2019/2020 application cycle will be posted on the…Read More
The MEDEX Northwest Information Sessions are now closed for 2018. MEDEX Northwest holds information sessions throughout the WWAMI region in…Read More
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.