MEDEX Northwest is pleased to announce 108 new Physician Assistant graduates across four sites in 2013.
The Alaska MEDEX Class 3 graduation was held on Thursday, August 15 with an on-screen graduation speech by Senator Mark Begich, who also delivered the graduation speech for Alaska Class 1.
Both Seattle Class 45 and Yakima Class 18 graduate on Thursday August 22 in Seattle at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.
On a Saturday in April MEDEX PA students from the Spokane campus participated in a interprofessional simulation exercise on the WSU campus. Following emergency scenarios the MEDEX students went should-to-shoulder with WSU nursing, pharmacy, nutrition and exercise physiology students. The purpose of this exercise was to group the students into interprofessional teams to see how they work together during a mock emergency.
MEDEX Students Honored
First-year MEDEX Northwest physician assistant trainees Christopher Varady, Dustin Golding, Luke Lenehan and Ryan Frost were awarded certificates of recognition Jan 8, 2013 at the Yakima City Council meeting for their selfless courage.
While on a walk last October, they noticed smoke coming from a ground-level unit in their apartment complex. They called 911, pulled building fire alarms, went door to door to ensure everyone was evacuated, and employed fire extinguishers to attempt to control the fire before it spread.
at the Washington DC AAPA Annual Conference
Join us on Sunday, May 26th
at Zaytinya from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
701 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 638-0800
Mark your calendar and join us May 26, 2013 in our nation’s capitol at the AAPA annual meeting. We will have a reception from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Zaytinya restaurant. The Zaytinya is approximately one block from the Marriott Renaissance Hotel where the HOD sessions will be held. If you walk down 9th Street, you can’t miss it! Please swing by for some light appetizers and catch up with old acquaintances and classmates!
It is with a sad and heavy heart that we inform you that MEDEX has lost a wonderful individual. Second-year student Elizabeth (Liza) Benson passed away January 27, 2013. An avid skier, she was caught in an avalanche, and hit a tree in Jackson Wyoming. Liza had returned to the area to complete her clinical training in Pinedale Wyoming when the accident occurred. Liza was admired for her adventurous spirit, sharp intellect, and compassion for others.
Change to BCHS Prerequisites
Effective for those who are applying to the MEDEX bachelor’s degree classes starting in spring 2014 and beyond, there will now be three (3) required basic science courses in addition to the established Anatomy and Physiology course prerequisites. This change does not affect the applicants for the master’s degree. The clinical patient care prerequisites are unchanged.
Changes to the GRE
MEDEX Northwest now requires that GRE scores are self-reported in the CASPA application when you apply.
Click here for more details about this change
Milestone for PAs
The NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) recently announced that it had certified its 100,000th Physician Assistant. MEDEX Northwest is proud to have contributed to that tally over some 40 years.