David Pilkington, DO2020 Student DO of the Month
Congratulations David Pilkington, DO 2020!!! Here is what his classmates and peers had to say: “David’s contributions to raising the morale of the class are innumerable. Taking precious time from his busy schedule, David prepares weekly motivational messages that are nuanced and thought provoking. His benevolence is further underscored by his willingness to assist anyone academically. Furthermore, David’s passion for osteopathy highlights his commitment towards the profession. Whether it is answering a question regarding the proper technique, or being a leader of osteopathic oriented clubs, David truly exemplifies the future of the osteopathic profession. Finally, David’s personality has the uncanny ability to illuminate the room. His charm, positivity, energy, and dedication towards his classmates is something that everyone admires. David Pilkington truly embodies the spirit of the COMP DO Class of 2020.”
CONGRATULATIONS DR LOVELESS
Dr. 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.
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…
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…
WesternU COMP Dean Paula Crone named AOA Mentor of the Year
The award honors DOs who help shape the future of the profession by sharing their knowledge, skills and their distinct philosophy…
COMP alumnus George Wang, DO ’05
George Wang,DO – COMP ’05 returns to campus for The Alumni Round Table (ART)
Syllabi, guidebooks, and other teaching tools.
Elizabeth “Izzy” Pines has been named Student DO of the Year!
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.
COMP-Northwest is our additional campus located in Lebanon, OR.