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.

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Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative

COMP-Northwest News

Seeing Through: COMP-Northwest implements Google Glass

As Dr. Brion Benninger slowly moves a linear finger-tip ultrasound probe over research assistant David Horn’s wrist, he can literally see an artery pulsing with blood beneath the skin, thanks to the Google Glass eye set he’s wearing. And Horn is viewing the same image on a nearby ultrasound screen. Although it’s a daily event at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific — Northwest, to a newcomer, it’s like something out of a Star Trek movie.

Lebanon students learn about medicine at COMP-Northwest

On May 23, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest hosted the Mini-Medical School day. Kindergartners from every school within the district, plus East Linn Christian Academy and home schooled children, rotated through stations learning about medicine. The program is designed to teach local kindergarten children about the importance of disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices.

COMP-Northwest students chosen for loan forgiveness program

Three first-year College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific — Northwest students received major state loan forgiveness awards for committing to practice in rural areas. Kendall Shibuya will receive $66,000 over two years, and Sarah Crowe and Pam Anderson will each receive $105,000 over three years from the Oregon Office of Rural Health’s Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness Program.

Free little library now open at COMP-Northwest

You don’t need a library card to borrow books from Lebanon’s newest library.
A mailbox, decorated as a school bus, now sits outside the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest is a Free Little Library filled with books.

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


WesternU Events

8 July 2014
Pre-med event: “Mock Medical School Interviews”

1 August 2014
Crystal & Cheers – COMP-Northwest Donor Appreciation Event

2 August 2014
Convocation & White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2018

4 August 2014
Tools of the Trade Celebration

1 September 2014
Labor Day – University Closed

15-19 September 2014
Didactic Week

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