Are you interested in becoming a preceptor for MEDEX Northwest? You can play a part by taking one of our students for a clinical year rotation. For over 50 years, our program has depended on mission-driven providers like you to offer clinical opportunities and instruction to our students. We are looking for a broad group of providers to act as preceptors—MDs, DOs, PAs, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, clinical pharmacists and others. This is an opportunity to give back to your profession by investing in the future of medicine.

What are the Preceptor’s Responsibilities?

Some responsibilities vary according to the rotation, but some of the constants are:

  • supervise,
  • mentor,
  • instruct in your area of expertise,
  • evaluate the student’s performance,
  • allow the student to experience various aspects of patient care within your specialty.

Preceptor Benefits

As a preceptor for MEDEX you have access to some unique UW benefits, including the opportunity to apply for a Clinical Faculty position. This kind of appointment will offer:

  • an email account through UW Computing & Networking,
  • access to UW Library resources (many available online),
  • educational discounts on computer merchandise at the UW Computer Center,
  • discounted membership at the UW IMA gym in Seattle.

You can apply to become a preceptor for MEDEX by using the Online Application link above, or by clicking here. We invite you to take a look at the MEDEX Magazine articles and associated videos in the links below sharing stories of MEDEX preceptors and students, to gain a sense of what this experience could mean for you, and how much it means to our students.

A Preference for Rural Family Medicine

Teamwork Throughout the Learning Process


Anchorage: Katie Copps, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Anchorage: LeeAnn Wetzel, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Kona: Margot Karr, MSPAS, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Seattle: Maria Burk, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Seattle: Greg Martinez, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Spokane: Theo Orchard, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Tacoma: Kira Vader, DMSc, MHS, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator – 

Tacoma: Jannelle Fukuji, PA-C, Clinical Coordinator –

Further/Additional Assistance: MEDEX Clinical Office – 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services no longer requires that providers re-perform documentation offered by PA students. Please read the announcement here.