Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) is an accredited private, non-profit graduate school located in Yakima, Washington, United States. The university's inaugural program was the first new medical school to open in the Pacific Northwest in sixty years, and it confers the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. The school was founded in 2005, accepted its first class in 2008 and graduated its first class in May, 2012. The university will be adding a Doctor of Psychology (Psy-D); a masters of clinical counseling or public health (MS); a physician assistant masters program (PA), and a transition program for registered nurses with 2-year degrees to pursue a 4-year bachelor's degree.
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