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…


COMP-PomonaThe College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) supports Western University of Health Sciences in its mission to increase the availability of Physicians to serve the needs of the people living in the western region of the United States. More…


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.


Faculty Spotlight

Professor Brion Benninger, executive director of the Medical Anatomy Center (MAC)

B Benningerhas been invited to present on his research using innovative technologies and techniques integrating Glass into teaching clinical anatomy associated with diagnostic and invasive procedures. He has been integrating these technologies and techniques creating the “Millennial Anatomy Lab” that he published and continues to develop in the McDaniel Radiology, Surgery and Anatomy Lab in Lebanon. The Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Anatomy has also invited Dr. Benninger to present at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists annual meeting in June 2015.

Student Spotlight

Kody Seely, OMS IV, interviewed by local newspaper

Kody Seeley is part of the inaugural class at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, and will graduate during the school’s commencement ceremony on June 5, 2015.
Upon graduation, Seeley will start a three-year residency in family medicine at the University of Wyoming-Casper.
After residency training, Seeley plans to work in urgent care or come back to Oregon to work in sports medicine.
Read article here

COMP-Northwest News

Students participate in city’s planning process

A consultant hired by the City of Lebanon met with students and faculty from COMP-Northwest on Jan. 22 to find out how they would envision the city in 2040. About 20 students and faculty from COMP-Northwest met with the consultant for an hour, answering some key questions to gather their thoughts about Lebanon.

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

The First Commencement on our
Oregon Campus

CountdownFor more information on the COMP-Northwest 2015 Commencement click on the image above.

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WesternU Events

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Memorial Day

Gift of Literacy day

COMP-Northwest Inaugural Commencement

Finish at the Flag:5K and 10K race ending in front of COMP-Northwest

Pre-Med:Osteopathic Awareness, Hands-On Activity

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