Apply to MEDEX

Applicants use the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) application portal to apply to MEDEX Northwest.  

The completed application, including all supporting documents, must be submitted per the application timeline in the current admissions cycle in order to be considered. 

Applicants may visit the CASPA website for instruction on how to complete each section of the CASPA application. Additional guidance is provided on the MEDEX Applicant Information page.  

Technical Standards  

Download the Technical Standards to read, and make sure that you understand the contents of this document before beginning the online application. 

Criminal Background Check 

MEDEX Northwest requires all newly admitted students to apply for a background check using the same system the University of Washington School of Medicine has adopted. Review and understand the criminal history background check information before beginning the online application. 

UW may not automatically or unreasonably deny an applicant’s admission or restrict access to campus residency based on an applicant’s criminal history.

Background checks will be required prior to beginning each year of the program and will cost the student approximately $47.50 each year. Some clinical training sites may require additional background checks. More information about the criminal background check will be provided if accepted to the MEDEX program. 

Immunization Requirements 

All MEDEX students must comply with UW Health Science Immunization Program(HSIP) and MEDEX Northwest immunization requirements throughout their tenure in the physician assistant program; this includes timely documentation of compliance and submission of required paperwork. All immunizations are required prior to the start of the didactic phase ofthe program. Compliance with immunization policies is required duringboth the didactic and clinical years. Prior to applying, review these compliance requirements including the HepB series, TB screening, annual flu shots, COVID-19, and other immunizations required by HSIP and listed. 

If immunization requirements are not met by the start of the didactic year, the student will not be allowed to continue participation in academic activities. If reported as non-compliant while in the program, a student will not be considered to be in good standing. The student may not be present in patient care settings in the didactic or clinical phase, financial aid will be withheld, and a registration hold will be applied.