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.

Learn more

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

COMP-Northwest Match Day 2015

Faculty Spotlight

Michelle Steinauer, 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

Chris Parker, OMS II, Named Student of the Month

Chris Parker, OMS II, was named student of the month for February 2015. Parker is passionate about engaging communities in the practice of preventative and holistic lifestyle choices. This has led him to be a strong advocate for the incorporation of nutrition and preventative medicine into medical education. As coordinator of the Nutrition in Medicine lecture series, he has helped educate students about the power of nutrition and how to motivate their future patients toward healthy lifestyle changes. His leadership in the Global Health Club and the Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Society has allowed him to organize outreach projects promoting wellness within the community. He has helped develop a nutrition education series at the Lebanon Community Library, as well as present to local organizations on osteopathic medicine and healthy living. As co-founder of the Senior COMPanion program, he formed a collaborative effort between the students of COMP-Northwest and the Timberview Care Center to provide support for the center’s senior residents and improve their quality of life through social interaction. Recently, he presented at the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon Winter CME Conference research he co-authored on improving services provided to the chronic homeless population of Linn County, Oregon. Parker has a strong passion for service and plans to practice in rural communities of the Pacific Northwest as a primary care physician. When he is not studying, he enjoys camping, wakeboarding, and working out.

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

View the WesternU Events Calendar

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

Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and announcements from WesternU!

Stay connected with FacebookCOMP-NW TwitterStay connected with LinkedinCOMP-NW InstagramWesternU YouTube

Clinical Faculty Links

Syllabi, guidebooks, and other teaching tools.