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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…


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


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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

WesternU in top 10 nationwide in medical school applicants

enrollment chartWestern University of Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) ranks in the top 10 nationwide in total applications to medical schools, according to a new report.
COMP had 8,653 applicants in fall 2014, bringing it into the top 10 nationwide for the first time, according to U.S. News and World Report. Drexel University topped the list at 14,648 applicants.
“COMP has a long tradition of excellence that is reflected by our dedicated faculty and staff and the success of our alumni,” said COMP Dean Paula Crone, DO ’92. “The ranking in the Top 10 on the U.S. News and World Report regarding schools with the most applicants is yet another demonstration that the word is out about WesternU.”
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Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education 2015 Match Data Continue at High Level, Will Result in More Primary Care Physicians

Over the past decade, total enrollment at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) has continued to grow, and the corresponding number of osteopathic medical student graduates who “match” (apply and are accepted) to graduate medical education (GME) residency positions continues to remain very high. Through the 2015 GME match process, AACOM collected data from the COMs as part of the annual “Report on Osteopathic Medicine Placements,” and found that during 2015 the placement of DO graduates into GME residency programs nationwide was 99.41 percent overall.
Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) in Pomona, California, and at its sister campus, COMP-Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon, had a 100 percent placement rate as defined by all students eligible for GME in the 2014-15 academic year.
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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

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Adams, DO Distinguished Speaker

Professor Clint Adams, DO, was the Distinguished Speaker for the Military Promotion Ceremony for the Uniformed Services Members of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2015 at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg, Va. on May 8, 2015. He spoke to the historic and current requisite for professionalism in the military as defined by Capability, Conduct and Contribution. He was awarded the symbolic Military Coin and recognized at the Commencement Exercise on May 9, 2015.

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.

COMP Alumnus/OMM Fellow, Brian Ault, MS, DO ‘11

JAOA Study published in this month’s Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).
OMT Use in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Medical Record Review – Brian Ault, MS, DO; David Levy, DO. Various reports in the literature suggest limited use of osteopathic manipulative treatment among osteopathic physicians. In this study, the authors assess osteopathic manipulative treatment use in an emergency departmentClick on journal image for more information.

Student Spotlight

SDOMJohn Daliva, DO 2017 is this month’s Student D.O. of the Month!

Here’s what his classmates and peers had to say “John has worked very closely to help grow student recognition, as seen by the newly created Student Recognition Board. John has also been pivotal in re-shaping the SGA election process moving forward, helping to create a legitimate website to inform the student body. Above all, John is always willing, available and tireless in efforts to support his class and his SGA and for that, deserves all the recognition he can get.”