Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest Western University of Health Sciences

Message from the Dean

Paula M. Crone, D.O.

Paula M. Crone, D.O.

COMP-Northwest will continue the traditions started by COMP in 1977. We will train physicians for our future that will be capable of marshalling in a new era of medicine. Our students will become the health care leaders of tomorrow, utilizing the knowledge and technology available today to practice from the Pacific Northwest to all corners of the globe with purpose, passion and skill.

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About the College

COMP-Northwest is the second medical school campus of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), which is the medical school of WesternU. COMP-NW operates from a ­55,000-square-foot Medical Education and Research Building. More…

Giving to COMP-Northwest

For information about how to support COMP-NW, please contact COMP-Northwest’s Associate Director of Development Patti Daskalos (541) 259-0362 or email: pdaskalos@westernu.edu.


Willed Body Donation Program

Oregon Campus

More and more people are making arrangements to donate their bodies each year to medical education after death. The gift this offers to humankind is immeasurable and is deemed “priceless” to our future doctors and researchers who through the hands-on experience gain knowledge that cannot be acquired by any other means.
For more information please contact Steven H. Carmichael, Director, Willed Body Donation Program (541) 259-0256 or email: scarmichael@westernu.edu.

COMP-Northwest News

Welcome to COMP-Northwest

Faculty Spotlight

Michelle Steinhauer, PhD publication

Assistant Professor Michelle Steinauer, PhD, contributed to the following publication: Lelo, A.E., D.N. Mburu, G.N. Magoma, B.N. Mungai, J.H. Kihara, I.N. Mwangi, G.M. Maina, J.M. Kinuthia, M.W Mutuku, E.S.Loker, G.M. Mkoji & M.L. Steinauer. 2014. No apparent reduction in schistosome burden or genetic diversity following four years of school-based mass drug administration in Mwea central Kenya a heavy transmission area. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003221.

Student Spotlight

Lee Kenyon, OMS III named Student of the year, COMP-NW

Lee Kenyon, OMS III, was recently named the winner of the 2014-2015 Student of the Year at COMP-Northwest. He is also a National Student of the Year candidate. According to the COMP-Northwest Student of the Year selection committee, Lee not only emulates the tenets of the osteopathic philosophy, he exemplifies them through his humility, integrity, generosity, joyfulness and confidence. Kenyon’s “can-do” attitude sets him apart, endlessly inspiring and uplifting his colleagues at COMP-Northwest. Academically, Lee is an organized and dependable student, taking complete ownership of his education. He attends every class or curricular activity, often sharing his notes with other classmates to ensure that everyone understands the material being presented. Lee’s excellence extends beyond the classroom and his ability to teach. He has adopted and embraces a lifestyle that is consistent with the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. He demonstrates wellness through his diet, exercise, sleep, hydration and meditation.

COMP-Northwest News

Experts offer health care insight to COMP-Northwest students

Although the concept of Coordinated Care Organizations in Oregon remains in its infancy, results are already promising, a panel of health care experts told COMP-Northwest students and staff Thursday. Panel members were Sean Kolmer, Gov. Kitzhaber’s health care policy adviser; State Rep. Tim Freeman, R-Roseburg; State Sen. Alan Bates, D-Medford; and Jeff Heatherington, CEO of Family Care Inc., a CCO serving the Multnomah County area.

Keep up with more of the latest developments about COMP-Northwest by visiting our WesternU News area.

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Expanding the Osteopathic Concept (EOC) Conferences

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Didactic Week

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