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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.

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

SDOMAbbas Naqvi this month’s Student D.O. of the Month!

Congratulations to COMP student Abbas Naqvi who was named SDOM by his classmates, “Abbas always puts others before himself. As president of PCHAT, he has begun making changes to include more student involvement in the monthly clinics. As one of the coordinators for Musical Mondays, he has created a new tradition at WesternU that has brought together several colleges. Abbas is an excellent representative of our university to others.”


WesternU Events

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COMP Awards and Recognition Ceremony
(fka Honors Day)

The Vulnerable Child: A Challenge to Multi-disciplinary Pediatric Care
Austin Lectureship-Astrid Heppenstall Heger, MD
HEC-Lecture Hall 1 (streaming to Lebanon)


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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