Master of Clinical Health Services

All master’s-level students will participate in the core MEDEX PA curriculum, which focuses on primary care and improving healthcare access for the medically underserved. Specific graduate-level assignments and activities will be woven throughout the regular PA curriculum.  Students in both SeattleSpokane, Tacoma and Anchorage who have selected the master’s option will participate in additional master’s-only coursework and complete a capstone project.


Focused Study Course Options:

Students entering the master’s-level program will select a specific Focused Study course offering advanced skills and knowledge in their chosen focus area. Students will declare their Focused Study choice at the beginning of spring quarter of the didactic phase of training. Focused Study course options include:

  • Healthcare for Rural and Underserved Populations,
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
  • Academic Medicine and Specialty Practice,
  • Global Health.

Capstone Project

With faculty guidance, students will develop and complete an individual capstone project within their selected focus area. Projects will be presented to faculty and fellow students during the summer graduation week.

Program timing:

With the addition of the master’s-specific coursework, the MEDEX master’s program will be a total of nine (9) quarters. The additional quarter is the summer quarter between the didactic and clinical years.  This second summer quarter will begin with an on-campus intensive in Seattle, followed by six weeks of online course participation to complete the quarter.