When the first case of COVID-19 case was discovered at the University of Washington, MEDEX moved all courses to remote learning on March 30, 2020. The MEDEX didactic faculty was able to respond immediately with their reimagined plan for PA education, utilizing recorded lectures, Zoom webinars, and other online tools. In response to these changes, students stepped up to learn in new and sometimes challenging ways.
In his lifetime, Dr. Richard Smith has made significant contributions to US healthcare. Most notable were his efforts to desegregate thousands of US hospitals during the Lyndon Johnson administration, and the founding of the MEDEX Northwest physician assistant program at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1969. In this 2-part story, we look back on Smith’s inspirational career and achievements.
The Coronavirus presents an unusual challenge with a lot of extra stress that all of us are experiencing in one way or another. This is surely true at MEDEX Northwest, especially when there are so many things that are beyond the program’s control. We are responsible for the education of the next generation of PAs in this region. Read More
In its ongoing mission of expanding access to healthcare and improving medical care for the underserved, the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program announces a potential opportunity to complete the Masters of Clinical Health Services degree in Hawaii.
Candidates for the MEDEX Northwest Hawaii campus in Kailua-Kona can apply beginning in July, 2019. Applicants to the Hawaii campus location will be required to satisfy the same stated prerequisites as all other MEDEX Northwest applicants.
The MEDEX Northwest Information Sessions are now open for 2020. MEDEX Northwest holds information sessions throughout the WWAMI region and Hawaii beginning in February and throughout May. Seats for the MEDEX Information Sessions fill up quickly so sign up soon! See the full list of dates, times and locations under Applicants/Information Sessions.
The 2020/2021 application cycle is open from May 1, 2020 through September 1st, 2020, 11:59pm EST.
Visit Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) to submit your application.