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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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To see a list of all current and past Faculty Award winners please visit the IME site


Welcome Week


COMP will host Welcome Week (New Student Orientation) August 4-8 in Pomona, CA.
COMP-Northwest our additional campus in Labanon, OR July 29-August 1st.

WesternU/COMP Ranked one of the top 25 Medical Schools for Career Support

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network. 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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WesternU Events

Welcome Week
August 4-8, 2015

Convocation & Whitecoat Ceremony
August 8th, 2015

Residency Fair
September 17, 2015
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Faculty Spotlight

Dat Trinh, DO appointed Chair of Family Medicine

DFM ChairThe College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) would like to congratulate Dat Trinh, D.O., who was recently appointed Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Trinh earned his Bachelor of Science in both Biology and Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 1997. He earned a Masters of Science in Health Professions Education from Western University of Health Sciences as well as his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 2003. Dr. Trinh completed his residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton California in 2006 and joined COMP as an Associate Professor in Family Medicine. In 2008 Dr. Trinh was appointed Chair of the Student Performance Committee and in 2012 was named Vice Chair of the department of Family Medicine. read more

Alumni Spotlight


Student Spotlight

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

Here’s what her classmates and peers had to say “Even though she is able to do well for herself, she helps everyone else in the class do better by sharing her pearls. Not only has she been helpful to the class of 2017 she has also been an amazing resource for the class of 2018.”