MEDEX Northwest, the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine offers a Master or Bachelor of Clinical Health Services degree (MCHS or BCHS). All students who complete the program successfully also earn a Certificate of Completion, which qualifies them to take the national certification examination.

Applicants interested in earning a master’s degree in conjunction with their physician assistant training will apply to the Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, Tacoma, WA or Anchorage, AK training site. Beginning in 2017, all four sites are accepting students into the master’s option. Applicants applying to the master’s option in the 2017-2018 application cycle must have a prior bachelor’s degree to be eligible. For a complete list of MCHS degree option prerequisites, please see details provided on the MCHS Prerequisite page.

Applicants interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in conjunction with their physician assistant training will apply to Tacoma, WA or Anchorage, AK. Beginning in 2017 the Tacoma, WA training site will join the Anchorage, AK training site as a hybrid site offering both the master’s and bachelor’s degree options. A prior bachelor’s degree will not be required when applying to bachelor’s sites. For details about this option please see the BCHS prerequisite page.