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MEDEX Northwest, established in 1969, has the long-standing mission to train health care providers who will practice primary care in medically underserved and rural areas of the UW School of Medicine's service region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho -- or WWAMI). MEDEX also has a formal agreement to train students from Nevada.
Bachelor of Clinical Health Sciences
Clinical Experience: two years minimum (4,000 hours minimum)
Human Anatomy and Physiology: Minimum 10 quarter or 6 semester credits. Preferably these courses should be completed within the past five years. Minimum 2.7 grade in each class.
Other Medically Related Sciences (e.g., biology, microbiology, chemistry). Minimum 5 quarter or 3 semester credits. Minimum 2.7 grade in each class.
English. Two college English courses at the 100 or higher level. At least one must be a composition course. Minimum 2.7 grade in each class.
129 credits as follows:
MEDEX 450 (6 credits), MEDEX 451 (6), MEDEX 452 (6), MEDEX 453 (5), MEDEX 454 (7), MEDEX 455 (7), MEDEX 456 (3), MEDEX 457 (2), MEDEX 458 (2), MEDEX 459 (2), MEDEX 460 (3), MEDEX 461 (3), MEDEX 462 (3), MEDEX 463 (19), MEDEX 465 (19), MEDEX 466 (19), MEDEX 467 (19), MEDEX 468 (2), MEDEX 469 (2), MEDEX 470 (1), MEDEX 471 (1), MEDEX 472 (1), MEDEX 473 (1), MEDEX 474 (1), MEDEX 475 (1). These courses are taken over eight quarters, not all in numerical order. (Although MEDEX 450 and MEDEX 451 must be taken the first summer quarter of the program, they do not count toward the 180 credits required for the Bachelor of Clinical Health Services degree. The remaining 129 credits shown in this paragraph constitute the major for this degree.)
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Normally two years of college study, including general UW transfer admission requirements. Students who do not meet UW transfer admission requirements may be admitted as non-matriculated students and, upon completion of the program, receive the UW School of Medicine paramedic certificate rather than a bachelorís degree.
College courses to include English composition, intermediate algebra (e.g., MATH 098, MATH 104, or MATH 107), and a science course (e.g., human anatomy and physiology, biology, microbiology, or chemistry). These courses alone do not fulfill UW transfer admission requirements, but are required for admission consideration to the paramedicine program.
Copies of the following: current Washington State EMT card valid through the certification year; valid Washington State driversí license; verification of health insurance; current immunizations record; criminal background check.
180 credits, to include UW general eduation requirements and 88 credits for the paramedicine major.
General Education Requirements
Minimum 40 credits in courses distributed across the following three areas: Visual, Literary, & Performing Arts (VLPA); Individuals & Societies (I&S); and Natural World (NW). Minimum 10 credits in each area and no more than 15 credits in any one area. Courses to satisfy these requirements must be taken from the current University Distribution List. Courses used to satisfy major requirements cannot also be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
Writing: 5 credits of English composition and 7 additional writing-course (W) credits.
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR): Minimum 4 credits of mathematics or related fields in which a substantial part of the work involves quantitative and/or symbolic reasoning.
MEDEX 401, MEDEX 402, MEDEX 403, MEDEX 404, MEDEX 405, MEDEX 406, MEDEX 407, MEDEX 408, MEDEX 414, MEDEX 415, MEDEX 424, MEDEX 425, MEDEX 434, MEDEX 435, MEDEX 444, MEDEX 445, MEDEX 451.
Course are taken over a five-quarter sequence, but not necessarily in numerical order.
Any college-level courses needed to bring the minimum total to 180 credits for the degree
Master in Clinical Health Services
Offered through MEDEX Northwest and the UW School of Medicine in Seattle and Spokane, the Master of Clinical Health Services (MCHS) for physician assistants is designed for professionals who have worked as PAs for at least two years and hold a bachelor's degree. The EMCHS helps students assume leadership roles through the development of skills and techniques needed to manage the rapidly changing world of health care.
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent foreign institution. No preference of college major
- Minimum 2.7 grade for each class
- Minimum two years (4,000 hours) clinical experience
- Human anatomy and physiology (completion preferred within the last five years): 10 quarter credits, or 6 semester credits.
- Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Medically related sciences (e.g., biology, microbiology, chemistry). (15 quarter credits, or 9 semester credits).
- Meet UW Graduate School requirements
162 credits, as follows:
First summer through first spring (four quarters): MEDEX 550, MEDEX 551, MEDEX 552, MEDEX 553, MEDEX 554, MEDEX 555, MEDEX 556, MEDEX 558, MEDEX 559, MEDEX 560, MEDEX 561, MEDEX 562, MEDEX 568, MEDEX 569, MEDEX 570, MEDEX 571, MEDEX 572, MEDEX 573, MEDEX 574, MEDEX 575, MEDEX 577
Second summer through third summer (five quarters): MEDEX 540, MEDEX 541, MEDEX 542, MEDEX 543, MEDEX 562, MEDEX 565, MEDEX 566, MEDEX 581, MEDEX 582, MEDEX 583, MEDEX 584, MEDEX 588
Minimum 2.7 grade in all required courses
- Minimum 3.00 GPA
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