Clinical Health Services (Extended)

University of Washington

24 months
6000 USD/year
6000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Health Services (Extended) at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been carefully designed to meet the demand of bachelor’s-trained PAs who would like to earn their master’s degree while still working at their clinical practice.

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MEDEX Northwest offers the Clinical Health Services (Extended) at the University of Washington for physician assistants.  This program is designed for professionals who have worked as PAs for at least two years and hold a bachelor’s degree. The EMCHS helps you to assume leadership roles through the development of skills and techniques needed to manage the rapidly changing world of health care.

Stay in your current clinical practice site and focus your study in one of the areas listed below while you develop skills in leadership, health policy, and other critical fields that will allow you to ensure high-quality health care.

The program begins in June of each year, and runs through June the following year.

Focused Study

This innovative program allows you to earn credit in your current clinical practice and pursue a focused area of study under the mentorship of prominent faculty in specialized fields. Choose from four study options.

  • Health care for rural and medically underserved populations
  • Public health and preventive medicine
  • Academic medicine and specialty practice
  • Global health


You’ll enjoy a total of 2 weeks of study on the UW Seattle campus that includes a two-week intensive at the beginning of the program (June). While most courses take place online, you’ll still complete a portion of the curriculum in a clinical setting, enhancing your skill sets through hands-on experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investigative Skills 
  • Focused Study
  • Academic Medicine and Specialty Practice
  • Global Health
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • The Capstone Project
  • The Physician Assistant Profession

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
120 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the application electronically to the UW Graduate School.
In addition to the signed Graduate School Application, submit the following supplemental materials to MEDEX.
  • Official copies of your transcripts from any college or university where you completed coursework.
  • Verification of current PA certification (this can be obtained from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • An official letter of support from your current employer specifying that you will be allowed time off to participate in the program. 
  • If you are not currently employed, you will not need to submit a letter of support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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Clinical Health Services (Extended)
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