College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) see patients, prescribe medications, perform surgeries, and deliver babies in hospitals, medical centers, and offices across the United States and overseas. Whether they are primary care providers or specialists, DOs use all the standard tools of modern medicine, but also have additional therapeutic modalities with which to care for their patients.

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The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific is staffed by an outstanding group of health care professionals and support staff. Our daily efforts create the end product of our service: Technically Competent, Culturally Sensitive, Professional and Compassionate Physicians.


Student Spotlight

Nicholas Tan, DO2018 Student DO of the Month

Congratulations Nicholas Tan, DO 2018!!! Here is what his classmates and peers had to say: “In the face of all the rigors that come with medical school, Nic Tan somehow always manages to be there to support his friends, his fellow classmates, as well as the classes of 2019 and 2020. His optimism, selflessness, and big smile are so contagious you can’t help but feel uplifted around him. Whether he is planning post-test Super Sports events, sharing Anki flashcards and other resources, providing pizza for the class of 2018 movie night, or just asking about your day, there are very few people that have been able to make such a profound personal impact in the lives of so many students here at WesternU. Among hundreds of people who entered the field of medicine to help others, Nic Tan still manages to stand out for his genuine care and compassion, and his ability to spread happiness. In short, Nic is an amazing friend and mentor, and his future pediatric patients will be lucky to have him.”

Faculty Spotlight


Picture of Dr. LovelessDr. Brian Loveless was recently installed as president of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (OPSC) on February 18, 2017, during the group’s 56th annual convention President’s Banquet in San Diego, CA.
Loveless, a COMP alumnus from the Class of 2002, became an active member in OPSC during his second year of residency at Chino Valley Medical Center, through encouragement from mentor and fellow COMP alumnus James Lally, DO ’93.
Loveless eventually joined OPSC’s education committee, was named the association’s OPSC Rookie of the Year in 2009, became chair of the education committee, and became a board member of OPSC before becoming president-elect.

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The 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…


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The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), was established in 1977 as a direct and important response to a critical shortage of primary care physicians in the western United States. More…

Featured Story

WesternU COMP Dean Paula Crone named AOA Mentor of the Year

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The award honors DOs who help shape the future of the profession by sharing their knowledge, skills and their distinct philosophy…

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Alumni Spotlight

COMP alumnus George Wang, DO ’05

George Wang,DO – COMP ’05 returns to campus for The Alumni Round Table (ART)

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Elizabeth “Izzy” Pines has been named Student DO of the Year!

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She has demonstrated an exceptional breadth of achievements during her brief time as an osteopathic medical student. Izzy excelled in the classroom, and tirelessly uses her skills to help those around her. Those who know Izzy would not think twice to describe her as someone who is driven, focused, altruistic, and humble.
One aspect of Izzy’s character that really stood out to us is her willingness to help her peers and aspiring physicians across the nation. Through the majority of her duration as an osteopathic medical student, Elizabeth helped her fellow students by sharing her experiences through “story time with Izzy”. During this time, she would elaborate on clinical experiences for first and second years, to not only keep them motivated, but also to help foster their education before going to their rotations. She also implemented a similar approach to her “Good morning report”, where she challenged her colleagues to learn how to ask questions and be inquisitive. There were countless instances where she also helped her colleagues during her time as an NMM/OMM Pre-doctoral Teach Fellow, all the while maintaining an incredible amount of humility about her work and outreach. She did not simply treat this as an 8-5 job, but took on more work in order to create novel ways to educate students in OMM, as well as re-structure the program in conjunction with faculty. Through her work in the WesternU OMM department, she has advanced the practice of OMT and shaped the future of osteopathic education, an incredible achievement for someone that is still a student.


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COMP-Northwest is our additional campus located in Lebanon, OR.


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For information about how to support the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific,

please contact the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations: (909) 706-3476.