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 either the Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, or Anchorage, AK training site. These are the only three sites accepting students into the master’s option. Applicants applying to the master’s option in the 2016-2017 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 2016 the Anchorage, AK training site will be 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.