Student Enrollment

A total of 1329 candidates submitted applications for acceptance to MEDEX Northwest in 2019. Of these candidates, 132 were accepted into the program.

Student Diversity

MEDEX Northwest continues the tradition of training minority students. Of the accepted students 25.8% are from ethnically diverse backgrounds:  0.8% African American, 3.8% American Indian/Alaska Native, 12.1% Asian/Other Asian, 8.3% Mexican American/Hispanic, 0.8% Hawaii/Pacific Island.

Military Students

The percentage of students with military experience selected for the 2019 entering class is 12.9%.

The history of the PA profession and MEDEX Northwest began with military medics and corpsmen. To continue this tradition of providing PA education to military medical personnel, MEDEX is committed to creating opportunities, to participating in outreach activities with a focus on building a strong military applicant pool, and to providing PA training to current and former military members.

Regional Connection

MEDEX is a regional program committed to training students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI).  The percentage of students accepted in 2019 from the WWAMI region is 78.1%.  This breakout includes:  52.3% Washington, 0.8% Wyoming, 16.7% Alaska, 4.5% Montana, and 3.8 Idaho.

Gender Diversity

The gender breakdown of the total accepted class in 2019 is 58.3% female and 41.7% male.

Average Age

The age of MEDEX students ranges from 21 to 54 with the mean age of 30.

Reapplicant vs. New Applicant

New students accepted in the 2019-2020 application cycle accounted for 65.9% and the number of reapplicants accepted makes up 34.1% of the 2019 accepted class.

Graduate Practice Information

Over 74% of program graduates serve the WWAMI region and the Hawaiian Islands in both primary care and specialty practice. MEDEX graduates working in primary care total 43% with others working in emergency medicine (14%), surgery (20%), medical specialties (8%), and other areas (13%).