Clinical Experience

During their second year at MEDEX – the clinical year – MEDEX students travel throughout the Northwest, Alaskan and Hawaiian service regions to work with clinicians and experienced preceptors – MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs – in family medicine and six specialty areas, including emergency medicine, general surgery, behavioral medicine, inpatient wards, underserved and an elective. Here are some stories from this essential component of the MEDEX educational journey.

Modeling Respect for Those in Need

After over 10 years of working with developmentally disabled adults, Joshua Lumsden is embarking on a new career as a physician assistant. During his family medicine preceptorship in a small Eastern Washington agricultural community, Joshua puts his Spanish language skills to use along with his finely tuned advocacy skills for [...]

At Home in a Small Community

Cory Rubinfeld’s athleticism led him from ski runs to Wilderness First Responder and EMT. Now, studying to become a physician assistant, he’s fulfilling his family medicine preceptorship in his hometown of Leavenworth, WA under the guidance of an old friend and former colleague of the local area ski patrol.