It took fifty years to get here, but MEDEX Northwest held a grand celebration to mark its golden anniversary. Alumni traveled from across the state and the country to be a part of this benchmark occasion: 2,600 PAs that all started from a small class of fourteen in 1969 right here at the University of Washington. Here’s to the next 50 years!October 16, 2019
With the 50th Anniversary Celebration, MEDEX initiated a new recognition called the MEDEX Champion Award. Its recipients are notable for the important contributions they have brought to this organization. Their vitality, vision, and commitment have left MEDEX and the entire PA profession in a far better place.
In August of 2019, MEDEX Northwest graduated 125 physician assistant students across its four sites. After two years of study—one in the classroom, the last year in clinical settings across the WWAMI Region—the graduates took their place in front of friends and family to walk the stage and receive their certificates.
Coming from a behavioral medicine background, Timara Freeman-Young sees the obstacles in U.S. healthcare, and wants to be a force for change in both the system and patient’s lives. She cut her teeth in family medicine as a MA at Seattle’s venerable Country Doctor Community Clinic. Now an older student in Seattle MEDEX Class 51, she’s accustomed to defying expectations.
- 2018 Incoming Student Class Something We Live and Breathe
- Incoming Class 2017 MEDEX Incoming Class 2017: Healthcare As A Team Sport
- Interprofessional Education Making Things A Bit Easier For Everyone
- MEDEX Tacoma Foot Project MEDEX Tacoma Foot Project
- Caitlin Kokot I’m Able To Solve The Problem
- Jenna Warren I Think I’ve Found My Niche
- David Hanson A Preference for Rural Family Medicine
- Brooke Granstrom and Jennifer Eikstadt, PA-C Teamwork Throughout the Learning Process
- Lena Redkina, PA-C Without Them, I Wouldn’t Be Here
- Coty Holm and Anna Zakharova A Venerable Legacy of Veterans as PAs
- Paul Hastings Knowing What Right Looks Like
- Andrew Merrick Running Towards The Problem