MEDEX and Canadian Training Opportunities

In Canada, until 2003, only the Canadian military trained and utilized physician assistants as part of the medical team. After the Canadian Medical Association granted civilian physician assistants recognition, new PA programs were opened, and there are now four PA programs in Canada. To facilitate the growth of the PA profession, MEDEX Northwest will accept applications from Canadian residents. In May 2015 MEDEX Northwest will accept applications for the 2016 academic year from Canadian applicants to train at our Seattle or Spokane classroom locations.

Canadian students selected for the program must be eligible for a student visa and will choose to attend either the Seattle or Spokane training site for didactic instruction (year one) beginning in June 2016. The clinical training year will be arranged at sites throughout the WWAMI region and possibly some sites in Canada. Canadian applicants must meet all the same academic and clinical experience prerequisites as other MEDEX applicants.

It is our intent that MEDEX graduates will meet the Canadian requirements and professional standards for PA practice in Canada.

Please contact:
MEDEX Admissions
MEDEX Northwest
(206) 616-4001
Fax: (206) 616-3889

For more information about the PA profession in Canada please visit the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants