Western University of Health Sciences Community Engagement & Service Learning Western University of Health Sciences


Louise Muscato

Welcome to Community Engagement and Service Learning Education at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. We strive to serve our communities through medical student leadership and professionalism with our faculty, global, and local community partners.   We welcome your input and participation as co-creators and supporters of a better tomorrow facing the critical medical issues and designing innovative solutions with your ideas and  existing community service programs. See our mission and website for more information.

Louise Muscato, MEd, CHES, PhD
Assistant Dean for Medical Education


Contact Us

COMP-NW building

If you have an idea where we at COMP-Northwest might work together and further better health outcomes and service in our community contact us


Community Engagement and Service Learning Education
strengthens medical education by integrating classroom knowledge and
community service, building compassionate medical leaders through
interdisciplinary teamwork that improves overall community health and
the health of at-risk and underserved populations…learn more

COMP-Northwest Service Learning Projects

Lebanon Health Career Ladder

Lebanon Health Career Ladder is one of COMP-Northwest’s Service Learning programs. Here is a video of us in action, courtesy of KVAL News:

Learn more about our service learning projects

In the Media

Kinders explore science at med school

kindergardener examining heart model Lebanon Express article and image
“It was hard to tell who was having more fun at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest on April 16 — the medical students or the kindergartners…”


Food Day hosted at COMP-Northwest

food day eventAlbany Democrat Herald article and image
“…a nationally recognized effort aimed at supporting family farmers and adding more locally grown produce to residents’ diets. For the second year, Ten Rivers Food Web, Western University of Health Sciences (COMP-NW) and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital organized a free food fair at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest to mark the event.”

Read more of our stories in the media…

Volunteer Opportunities

We see volunteering as two way in both the local and global community. Students are invited to visit our volunteer page.

Community members are invited to contact us to discuss supporting our students in their volunteer community work.

You can also get a list of all COMP-Northwest student clubs here

Thank you to all our Community and Service Learning Partners!

Boys and Girls Club
Mennonite Village
Planting Seeds
Lebanon Community schools logo


Girls on the Run
Albany Helping Hands
Lebanon Health Career Ladder

Please contact us if you would like to be involved