Master of Clinical Health Services

University of Washington/UAA Physician Assistant Program
Bragaw Office Complex (BOC), (907) 784-5481

The UAA and the University of Washington (UW) offer the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program preparing Physician Assistants to practice primary care in medically underserved and rural areas. UAA students complete the didactic (classroom) phase of the program in Anchorage and the clinical phase at various training sites across the greater Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region.

Graduates of the Physician Assistant program receive a Master of Clinical Health Services from the University of Washington and are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam to apply for licensure.

UW MEDEX offers a competency-based program that accepts applicants with previous healthcare experience, such as nurses (at any level), EMTs, Alaska community health aides, medical assistants, athletic trainers, former military corpsmen, etc. For additional program details, visit the UW MEDEX program webpage.


To be eligible for the program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and meet the required prerequisites set by the University of Washington. For additional information on program prerequisites, visit the UW MEDEX prerequisites webpage.


Application to the program requires a Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) as well as a UW MEDEX supplemental application to be submitted to the University of Washington. For additional information on gaining admission into the UW MEDEX Northwest PA program, visit the UW MEDEX admissions webpage.


Accreditation information may be found at the UW MEDEX webpage.