MEDEX Northwest has recently approved changes to both the clinical and academic prerequisites. Applicants planning to apply to either degree (BCHS or MCHS) option next year must meet both the new academic and clinical requirements by the final application deadline of October 1st, 2015. This change affects all applicants applying to MEDEX Northwest beginning with the 2015-2016 application cycle.  Please review the the details for the clinical requirements and academic prerequisites for both degree options found through the links on this page.

MEDEX continues to focus on educating experienced health personnel from diverse backgrounds.

Academic prerequisite overview:

  • MEDEX Northwest prerequisites must be completed with a B- or better (per course) prior to the October 1st application deadline to qualify.
  • It is strongly recommended that the prerequisite courses be completed within the last five (5) to seven (7) years.
  • Each prerequisite course must be taken as a “stand-alone” course, separate from other prior certificate training programs and professional degree programs.
  • Courses must be taken at any regionally accredited community college or university for a letter grade or grade on a 4.0 scale. Before registering for courses, applicants should check the accreditation status of the institution(s) (both online and local) here: Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Clinical experience prerequisite overview:

  • In addition to the academic requirements, all applicants, regardless of the degree option they are applying to, must meet the minimum 2,000-hour paid, direct, hands-on clinical patient care prerequisites.
  • Competitive MEDEX candidates have more than the minimum 2,000 hours – averaging a total of 6.5 years – of paid experience, usually in primary care or emergency medicine.
  • When considering a position in health care, remember that the clinical experience that MEDEX is looking for is in the direct delivery of patient care.

Detailed Information

For detailed clinical prerequisite and degree prerequisite information, review the information below.