Reapplicant vs. New Applicant
The number of reapplicants accepted to the master’s program at the Seattle and Spokane training sites is just over 23% of the 2013 MCHS accepted class.
The number of male and female students in the master’s program is nearly equal, with the percentage of men slightly higher; the number of male students selected is just over 50%, a figure that is significantly different than the national average.
The mean age of MCHS students accepted is 31.5 years, a number that is in line with the mean age of the overall 2013 entering class.
Although MEDEX does not require a specific undergraduate degree major, MCHS students typically apply with a prior bachelor’s degree in a science-based major. Other degrees are acceptable.
The majority of the MCHS class accepted in 2013 is from the WWAMI region, with students from Washington making up the largest percentage at just over 64%. We saw an increase in students from Idaho this year and will continue outreach efforts in Wyoming and Montana. Students selected from outside the WWAMI region typically have ties to the region through military service, family in the area, or were originally from this region.
Military members continue to be represented in the MEDEX student body with nearly 10% of the 2013 MCHS class being veteran or current military members. We value this historical component of the MEDEX applicant pool and continue to actively recruit, mentor and, train current and former military members.