News & Events

Announcements, updates, posts, invitations, and stories linked to the daily aspects of MEDEX Northwest, its five campuses, its place in the UW Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, and its leading role in the field of PA education.

2024 MEDEX Student Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 MEDEX Student Scholarships. There are eight scholarship categories, each named after an individual of particular importance to the MEDEX Northwest PA program.

Reports from AAPA

If you’re a PA, you are surely aware of AAPA and its annual conference. More than 20 current MEDEX students attended this year’s AAPA Conference and Expo held in Houston, TX (May 17-21, 2024). We asked some to send us reports on their experiences there; here’s what we heard back.


MEDEX Northwest’s Anchorage, Kona, Spokane, Seattle, and Tacoma Campuses Host Full Day of Training on Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) On April 12, April 19, April 26, May 17, 2024, and May 21, 2024, community medical providers and students at the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest PA Program will [...]

MEDEX Represents at First Annual WAPA/OSPA Joint Spring Conference

Earlier this month, a number of current MEDEX students (both clinical and didactic), faculty, and graduates were among those attending the first annual WAPA/OSPA Spring Conference at Skamania Lodge March 10-12. Many of them, along with other friends and colleagues, were able to join the Meet and Greet hosted at [...]

Still More of My Favorite Things

For the third year running, we are offering up My Favorite Things in recognition of 2024 Black History Month. Like its predecessors, this year’s Still More Favorite Things is a collection of lists submitted by Black MEDEX Northwest students, faculty and staff of their favorite actors, movies, foods, music, tv [...]

Pomai Murakami (MEDEX Kona Class 4) Receives Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

MEDEX Kona Class 4 (2025) student Pomai Murakami was recently named a recipient of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship. We asked Pomai to reflect on how she came to learn about the scholarship, what it means to her to receive it, and what it will help her to achieve. Here [...]

PA Week 2023 at MEDEX Northwest

The idea behind National PA Week, which is held every year from Oct. 6 – 12, is to recognize the PA profession and its contributions to the team sport that is U.S. healthcare. By all accounts, this year’s 2023 edition held by the five campuses of MEDEX Northwest was an [...]

MEDEX Kona Class 4 Student Angel Adams Accepted Into Social Mission Alliance Health Justice Council and Health Justice Student Assembly

  MEDEX is pleased to share the news that Angel Adams, a student in MEDEX Kona Class 4 (class of 2025) has been accepted into the Social Mission Alliance (SMA) Health Justice Council (HJC) and Health Justice Student Assembly (HJSA) for the 2023-2024 academic year. From SMA: “The HJC is [...]

Machine Learning and Student Performance: Recent Research by Lisa Walker, MPAS, PA-C (MEDEX Northwest Faculty)

MEDEX Northwest is pleased to recognize the recent publication of a research article co-authored by MEDEX faculty member Lisa Walker, MPAS, PA-C. The Applications of Adaptive Minimum Match k-Nearest Neighbors to Identify At-Risk Students in Health Professions Education Kumar, Anshul; DiJohnson, Taylor; Edwards, Roger A.; Walker, LisaThe Journal of Physician [...]

Privilege, Responsibility and Wearing the White Coat

Come fall on the MEDEX Northwest calendar, students transition from their didactic year into their clinical year. It’s the time when they are stepping away from the MEDEX classroom and its dense didactic curriculum into the hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities all around them for their four-month primary care preceptorship [...]