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Richard (Dick) Smith MEDEX

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Richard (Dick) Smith, MD established the MEDEX model at the University of Washington in 1969 to educate and deploy physician assistants to remote regions of the Northwest. He also established the MEDEX Group at the University of Hawaii to train medex personnel throughout Micronesia and Africa.

For more on the history of the MEDEX program and a timeline of the program, click here.

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Images courtesy of the PA History Society, Johns Creek, GA.