In 1969 the MEDEX Program was founded as a means to bring highly trained returning military veterans into the US workforce. The war in Vietnam had produced skilled medics and corpsmen, individuals experienced in delivery life-saving medical care to fellow soldiers under the most harrowing conditions of battle. But without the proper credentials of a medical school, all remained underutilized upon their return home. By 1974, MEDEX dropped its restriction on admitting only ex-military medical personnel. Men and women with civilian medical backgrounds were admitted into PA programs. Today, MEDEX Northwest remains true to its military roots with nearly 30% of its students coming from some branch of service.
Explore the experiences of men and women from a military background that found their civilian career path through MEDEX.