Western University of Health Sciences Institute for Medical Educators Western University of Health Sciences

Welcome to the Institute for Medical Educators!


The Institute for Medical Educators (IME) at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific is dedicated to promoting an optimal learning environment through activities designed to support and enhance faculty performance.

Working in concert with the Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement (CAPE) and other University and College Departments, the IME offers services ranging from individualized faculty orientation to facilitating Departmental retreats and providing resources to Chairs. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions related to faculty life at COMP. We are pleased to work with you in your efforts to deliver the best possible osteopathic medical education.


Gail Singer-Chang


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Niela Darmani
Administrative Assistant II, IME


R Hruby

Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO
Faculty Liason for OPP Study and Integration
Professor and Senior Consultant
OPP for Faculty Sharepoint site


Mirabelle Fernandes Paul

Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, EdD
Assistant Director, IME
Director of Student Affairs



K Bentley

Karen Bentley
Administrative Assistant



IME Mission


The mission of the IME is to actively promote the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to encourage the optimal performance of COMP’s Faculty, Staff, and Administration.

To this end, the IME’s primary purposes are the following:


Roles & Functions

In service to the mission, the IME will be responsible for the following activities: