July 16, 2020

The program was created to help improve health-care access and reduce the shortage of health-care providers in the state. 

October 2, 2017

Dentistry and MEDEX physician-assistant students work in concert for uninsured people

In concert with the University of Washington's hosting of Seattle's Tent City 3, which begins this weekend, the school's training program for physician assistants will offer a "Homelessness in Seattle" academic course to UW's Health Sciences stu

Since 2014, the physician assistant students of the MEDEX Northwest Tacoma site have sponsored a homeless health project in partnership with Urban Grace Church.

Delivering healthcare in a refurbished RV has an appeal far different than a clinic setting, says Kira Sandon.

Living with childhood injuries and persistent medical problems, Ismail Jatta cultivated patience that has served him well as a caregiver.

Two years ago, the UW's program for training physician-assistants, MEDEX, started a free clinic for the homeless in Tacoma, Washington. One Sunday a month, a group of student volunteers gives foot care to anyone who shows up.

In 1967, John Betz was recruited to train as a physician assistant, a new category of healthcare practitioner between doctor and nurse.

What does it take to become a physician assistant?


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