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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 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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The History of Osteopathic Medicine
Ethan Allen, DO Lecture


Osteopathic Medicine mourns the loss of a Pioneer, Viola Frymann, DO

A Video Tribute to Viola M Frymann, DO from Osteopathy's Promise to Children on Vimeo.

Memorial service: Thursday, February 4th at noon in HEC Lecture Hall 2

2015 AOF Educator of the Year


The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) has named College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education J. Michael Finley, DO, as the recipient of the 2015 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award. Finley was selected for his impact on graduate medical education opportunities for osteopathic residents, and his dedication to promoting the osteopathic profession.Read more

Third-year COMP student receives scholarship

whelanThird-year College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific student Shawn Whelan has been named a recipient of the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship. He is one of five graduate students across the United States to be recognized with this award, which was established by Pfizer Inc. to inspire deserving students living with hemophilia to achieve their educational goals read more

ACOFP president visits COMP


Family physicians help reduce health care costs and save lives, according to American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) President Kevin de Regnier, DO, FACOFP, who recently visited COMP. Dr. de Regnier gave a presentation on “The Future of Osteopathic Family Medicine” on WesternU’s Pomona, California campus. His talk was streamed online to WesternU’s Lebanon, Oregon campus. read more

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Faculty Spotlight

COMP Welcomes Dr Chaya Prasad

SDOMDr. Prasad joins us on the Pomona campus in the Department of Pathology and comes to us with over 20 years of clinical practice experience in pathology, mostly at Kaiser Permanente medical centers in Northern California.

Alumni Spotlight

COMP alumnus William Chow, DO ’82

ChowCOMP alumnus William Chow, DO ’82, returned to campus and joined COMP Associate Professor Laurie Woll, DO, to discuss dermatology at a recent CME event.

Student Spotlight

SDOMNathan Fleischer
Student DO of the Month

“I whole-heartedly believe that Nathan is deserving of the student of the month award. Nathan truly cares about the success of his fellow peers and actively tries to help everyone succeed and become the best physician they can be.”
“Nathan is the genuine embodiment of what a DO should be. He is thoughtful and always, always willing to help out his fellow peers. He tirelessly works to make practice problems for his peers and never hesitates to lend a hand to peers who need help both in and out of the academic realm.”