MEDEX MAGAZINE

Passing The Torch– Mother to Daughter, Feldsher to Physician Assistant

When Iryna Kylyukh crossed the stage on the University of Washington campus to receive her Master of Clinical Health Services degree as a PA, she completed a path that started in high school. But a closer look into Iryna’s family history reveals that this really began decades earlier. Her mother, Lyudmila Kylyukh, worked in Ukraine for 30 years as a feldsher, the model for the present-day physician assistant.

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 Classes in Spokane Approach Capacity

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!

The 2018/2019 application cycle is now closed! Updates and information for the 2019/2020 application cycle will be posted on 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.