MEDEX MAGAZINE

Grace Landel, M.Ed, PA-C: 2019 MEDEX Lifetime Achievement Award

A physician assistant since 1984, Grace Landel was faculty at MEDEX Northwest for 20 years. During that time, she shepherded some 1,300 students through the program. Most notable were her efforts to bring the MEDEX PA program to Sitka, Alaska, a model that was repeated at satellite campuses in Yakima and Spokane. Known nationwide for her impact on the PA profession, Grace is the Program Director for the joint PA/MPH program at Touro University in Vallejo, CA.

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.

2019 MEDEX Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony

On April 27, MEDEX will host its annual Alumni Reception & Awards Ceremony at the SeaTac Doubletree. Among the honorees is Grace Landel, PA-C, M.Ed. Grace was on the MEDEX faculty for 20 years, and is currently the PA Program Director at Touro University in Vallejo, CA. Join us for an evening of fun and food as MEDEX marks 50 years. For details view the event poster.

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.