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health fair

Asian Community Health Fair
WesternU article
“Thirty-two COMP-Northwest students assisted in health screenings as part of the 13th Annual Asian Community Health Fair in Portland on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. John T. Pham, DO, Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, organized the COMP-Northwest student-volunteers for the event. “Our students helped see more than 2,000 patients that day,” said Paula M. Crone, DO, Dean of COMP and COMP-Northwest.”

 
planting flowers

COMP-Northwest students, Helping Hands tend park
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Medical students with Western University of Health Sciences teamed up Saturday afternoon with guests at the Helping Hands homeless shelter of Albany to clean up and beautify Monteith Riverpark.”

 
viewing parasites

Climbing the health career ladder
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Middle-school students attend fun academies to learn more about science and potential futures.”

 

Welcome New Med Students
Lebanon Express article
“The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest welcomed its third class of 105 new students last week.”

 

COMP-Northwest proves itself a grand neighbor
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Later this afternoon in Lebanon, the 105 students in the third class at the COMP-Northwest medical school will don, for the first time, the white medical coats that mark the start of their educational adventure.”

 
lebanon garden

Lebanon school gardens give to community
Albany Democrat Herald article and image
“School gardens in Labanon are growing more than just tomatoes and squash this summer. They’re also growing more opportunities for access to fresh vegetables.”

 
kindergardener examining heart model

Kinders explore science at med school
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.”

 
mini med school 

Pint-sized doctors invade halls of COMP-Northwest
Albany Democrat Herald article and image
“…The event was sponsored by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon and Western University of Health Science, COMP-Northwest. COMP-Northwest students and staff welcomed youngsters at several stations throughout the medical school including hygiene, the operating room, the skeleton and the heart.”

 
food day event

Food Day hosted at COMP-Northwest
Albany Democrat Herald Article
“Wednesday also was Food Day, 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.”

 
comp nw event

Your healthy future starts here
Albany Democrat Herald article

“Student club focuses on global community. COMP-Northwest students promote global health awareness.”

 
albany democrat herald article

Free books promote fun
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Held Tuesday at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, the Gift of Literacy event included the giveaway, reading time with volunteers and a visit from author Linda Williams of Corvallis…”

 
lebanon express article

Gift of Literacy features special guests, noisy students excited to read
Lebanon Express article
“Lebanon’s Gift of Literacy celebration had two special guests this year, but the loudest cheers were for the first-graders. The kids were greeted with cheers and high-fives as they walked through the doors of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest…”

 
lebanon express article

District holds fundraiser
Lebanon Express article
“Lebanon Community School District held a No Limits fundraiser…College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest students were there with tips for good health.”

 

The Journey: Medical Students need Commitment to Service
Lebanon Express article
“The fact that the inaugural class of COMP-Northwest was, at 28, the oldest average age of all entering medical school classes nationwide last year may not seem particularly remarkable. But it is. I spoke to Dean Paula Crone, D.O., about that factoid and she had an interesting response…”

 

COMP-Northwest: Your Medical School
Lebanon Express article
“The Journey: A column by student Mark Sah”