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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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WesternU Welcomes New Students, Honors Founding President Philip Pumerantz’s Legacy

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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.” Click here to read the full story.

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. Click here to read the full story.

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Nov 7, 2015

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Faculty Spotlight

Anna Yeung, DO has been selected as Chair of the Student Performance Committee (SPC)

SPC ChairCOMP Alumnus and Family Medicine Chair; Dat Trinh,DO,MSHPE,CS announced that Anna Yeung, DO (COMP Class of 2003) has been selected as Chair of the Student Performance Committee (SPC). Dr. Trinh stated “Dr. Yeung has been on the SPC for the last six years, and has the experience and leadership skills to serve this role well”. Congratulations Dr. Yeung!!

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

SDOMBrittin Southard, DO 2018 is this month’s Student D.O. of the Month!

Here’s what his classmates and peers had to say ” He is such a great representation of what students in our class should be doing. He is very kind hearted and willing to help out anyone in our class whenever they need it. He also dedicates his time to teaching first years the clinical medicine basics as an ECM TA. Brittin is definitely deserving of this award of SDOM because of all the time he puts in to helping his fellow students while still being extremely successful in all our classes.”