Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) is a four-year postgraduate medical institution founded upon principles for educating and training health care professionals to serve the rural and medically underserved in the Northwest. Since its founding in 2005, PNWU’s college of osteopathic medicine became the Pacific Northwest’s first new medical school in 60 years.

PNWU is committed to bridging the gap in health care shortages through innovative interprofessional education and strong community provisions, aligning collaborative learning practices with partnership programs offered on campus. Such partnerships include the Physician Assistant and Master of Arts in Medical Sciences programs from Heritage University as well as the Doctor of Pharmacy satellite program from Washington State University.

PNWU’s 66-acre campus houses over 280 first- and second-year medical students who train under the careful instruction of highly skilled faculty. In addition to the three buildings that comprise the Yakima campus, 16 core rotation sites are sourced throughout the Northwest for clinical practice during student rotations in years three and four.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine

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111 University Parkway
Suite 202
Yakima, WA 98901

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