The MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program: A Synopsis
The MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program by Ruth Ballweg (Book Review by Rod Hooker, JPAE 27.4) has captured the essence of the annals of this truly important program in the development of the physician assistant (PA) profession and the expansion of health care to the Pacific Northwest. The author has weaved stories and images of this program's past into this 127-page text that encompasses the program's rich culture and history. She provides clear concise explanations of the various stages of program development along with photographs that further illustrate these events. The text allows the reader to celebrate the unique tradition of this program from its inception to the present day and may be used as a template for other programs that wish to capture their history.