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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

Kendall Shibuya, OMS II, Named Student of the Month

Kendall Shibuya, OMS II, was named student of the month for January 2015. Shibuya is passionate about becoming a holistic osteopathic physician, who is able to help her patients achieve wellness. She exemplifies this through her involvement in several clubs on campus. As the Director of Integrative Medicine in the Family Medicine Club, she helped facilitate COMP-Northwest into becoming a member of the Oregon Collaborative of Integrative Medicine (OCIM) and providing opportunities for students to get involved with this organization. She is actively involved in the leadership for the SAAO Club and the Nutrition in Medicine lecture series and her work with these clubs extend beyond the school and into the community through presentations she has helped organized at the library on nutrition and osteopathic medicine. She is also a participant in the Oregon Rural Health Loan Forgiveness Program, and she is looking forward to practicing primary care in a rural setting. Outside of studying and extracurricular activities, she enjoys spending her time in the mountains skiing, biking and climbing.

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.



WesternU Events

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Presidents Day

Chronic Diseases:The Cause & Cure
Nutrition in Medicine Lecture
Hans Diehl, DrHSDc, MPH, FACN
Lecture Hall 1 (streaming from Pomona)-3/12/15

Didactic Week

Spring Break

Student Awards & Recognition Ceremony

A Walk a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Lifestyle Medicine Lecture – David Nieman, DrPH
Lebanon Campus-Lecture Hall 1 – 5/7/15

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