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Message from the Dean

Paula M. Crone, DO

Paula M. Crone, DO

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. More…

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About the College

About the CollegeThe 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…


HistoryThe 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…


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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.

Featured Story

Lips Painted Blue

Wyman, a second-year student in Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, and a 2012 Master of Science in Medical Sciences graduate, realized there were few resources available for children with PH. Inspired to communicate to kids about this condition, Wyman created an animated series about the potentially deadly disease and fittingly called it “Lips Painted Blue.” It’s aimed at giving children and teens with pulmonary hypertension a tool to better relate to and understand the disease. Read more

Faculty Spotlight

OPSC Lifetime Achievement Award

OPSC awardThe Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) held their 54th Annual Convention in San Diego from February 4th through the 8th. At a black tie event on Saturday evening, Alan Cundari, DO, MSHPE was honored by being presented a Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Dr. David Connett concluded his term as the President of the OPSC and passed the gavel to Dr. John Kowalcyzk. Dr. Brian Loveless was installed as the new Vice President of the OPSC. Congratulations to Dr. Cundari, Dr. Connett and Dr. Loveless for your service to the College and the Osteopathic Community.

Alumni Spotlight

COMP alumnus Phillip Porcelli, DO ’05

Porcelliperformed southern Ohio’s first minimally-invasive, image-guided laser therapy on a patient with a brain tumor.

Student Spotlight

Sarah Wolff (OMS IV) named Student of the Year

Sarah is the quintessential student leader who has served tirelessly here at COMP before ascending to the national platform and assuming several positions on the executive board of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. While at COMP, Sarah has assumed countless leadership positions (DO2015 Class President, Council of Leaders Co-Vice President, Vice President of the Sports Medicine Club, Secretary of Global Health Club) which allowed her to make dynamic changes to these groups by improving function, authoring several SGA bylaw changes and founding traditions as the Intercampus Exchange (ICE) Program.
Throughout her journey, Sarah Wolff has been unyielding in her ability to inspire and affect change at the college, university, state and national level while maintaining an impressive academic record, continuing numerous service projects and raising her beautiful daughter. Despite her vast accomplishments, Sarah remains every bit as humble, genuine and willing to help as the day she first stepped foot on campus Her ability to advance her institution and now the profession is second to none.


WesternU Events

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Chronic Diseases:The Cause & Cure
Nutrition in Medicine Lecture
Hans Diehl, DrHSDc, MPH, FACN
HEC-Lecture Hall 1 (streaming to Lebanon)


Match Day

COMP Awards and Recognition Ceremony
(fka Honors Day)

Breakfast with the Docs
Clinician Transition Ceremony

A Walk a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Lifestyle Medicine Lecture – David Nieman, DrPH
Lebanon Campus-Lecture Hall 1 (streaming to Pomona)


Commencement Events

Armed Forces Commissioning Ceremony and Recognition Dinner – Pasadena Convention Center


COMP Graduate Awards Ceremony – Pasadena Convention Center
COMP Graduate Banquet
Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena,CA


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

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