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.

Club Day 2013

COMP-Northwest News

New students start out at COMP-Northwest

The 105 first-year students at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest were welcomed at the convocation and white coat ceremony Saturday. The class of 2017 was given advice and words of encouragement by the different speakers at the event.
Jim Willis, retired director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, gave a keynote speech.

COMP-Northwest proves itself a grand neighbor

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.
The white-coat ceremony is a red-letter day, of course, for the students. But it’s a big day for Lebanon – and for the mid-valley as well.

Complements Club provides support system for spouses, partners

Students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest get to know each other through classes and study groups, but their significant others take a different approach.

Joseph grad planning medical mission

On July 20, an airplane carrying 2008 Joseph High School graduate Corby Makin will leave Denver headed to the African nation of Kenya. Just now completing his first year of medical school at Western University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, in Lebanon, Ore., Makin will volunteer 2 ½ weeks of his time at a hospital, rural clinic, and orphanage in or near the city of Dungona.


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


WesternU Events

11 March 2014
Pre-med event: “Physician Presentations: Specialties in Medicine”

17-21 March 2014
Didactic Week

24-28 March 2014
Spring Break

5 April 2014
Lebanon Health Career Ladders program

15 April 2014
Pre-med event: “Med School Application Process: ABCs and Insights”

23 April 2014
COMP-Northwest Honors Day

10 May 2014
Lebanon Health Career Ladders program

13 May 2014
Pre-med event: “Developing an Effective Personal Statement”

26 May 2014
Memorial Day (University Closed)

27 May 2014
Literacy Day

16-20 June 2014
Didactic Week

4 July 2014
Independence Day (University Closed)

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