Community Engagement and Service Learning Education In The Media

Dr. Charlie Ross weaning people off of prescription drugs with lifestyle medicine and CHIP program
at Umpqua Community Health Center in Roseburg, Oregon read more

Portrait of Tom and Pat Bryant in a green park with grass and trees

Heart attack prompts dramatic change
“Tom and Pat Bryant of Days Creek dramatically changed their diet and improved their health.”

Portrait of Joe Clyde and his wife Margene Clyde

Vegan lifestyle transforms couple’s life
“Joe Clyde, 77, and his wife, Margene Clyde, 75, stopped eating animal products a year ago. Since then, their health has improved and they’ve lost weight. Their transition began when they attended last year’s Extraordinary Living conference at Umpqua Community College and heard a presentation by Roseburg physician Charlie Ross, a lifestyle-medicine specialist who advocates a vegan diet. “

a picture of a medical student smiling

Giving Back-Med student discusses volunteer opportunities in Lebanon
“Last year, as a first-year medical student, I completed my first year Service Learning Project at the Lebanon Boys & Girls Club. As part of medical school requirements, my classmates and I completed volunteer projects such as assisting with the Lebanon Health Career Ladder, volunteering to clean up local parks, and helping at the Mennonite Village Retirement Home. Much has changed since I last visited the Lebanon Boys & Girls Club.”

Picture of COMP-Northwest students, faculty and staff participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Timber Linn Park in Albany on Sept. 28

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
“COMP-Northwest students, faculty and staff participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Timber Linn Park in Albany on Sept. 28. The inaugural Linn-Benton walk brought together more than 100 participants, raising $15,000 for the Oregon chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Glen Kisby, PhD, OMS II Blaine Massey, and Communications Coordinator Michelle Steinhebel serve on the planning committee for the Walk and coordinated participation from COMP-Northwest for the event.”

Group picture of The Recreation Networking Club at COMP-Northwest hosting the third annual 10K Scrubs Run at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon

3rd Annual 10K Scrubs Run
“The Recreation Networking Club at COMP-Northwest hosted the third annual 10K Scrubs Run on Sept. 27 at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon. Approximately 75 runners, many donning scrub tops, participated in the run. Proceeds from the event went to the East Linn Community Clinic.”

Picture of latino residents receiving health screenings done by Lebanon medical student volunteers

Festival highlights Albany’s growing Latino community
Democrat Herald article
“Festival Latino in Albany Oregon connected residents with health screenings done by Lebanon medical student volunteers, emergency dental services and much more. Monteith river park was the site of the celebration and resource fair for Albany’s Hispanic community.”

pixruew of thirty-two COMP-Northwest students assisting in health screenings

Asian Community Health Fair
WesternU article
“Thirty-two COMP-Northwest students assisted in health screenings as part of the 13th Annual Asian Community Health Fair in Portland on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. John T. Pham, DO, Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, organized the COMP-Northwest student-volunteers for the event. “Our students helped see more than 2,000 patients that day,” said Paula M. Crone, DO, Dean of COMP and COMP-Northwest.”

Picture of a group plating flower

COMP-Northwest students, Helping Hands tend park
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Medical students with Western University of Health Sciences teamed up Saturday afternoon with guests at the Helping Hands homeless shelter of Albany to clean up and beautify Monteith Riverpark.”

picture of middle-school students using microscopes

Climbing the health career ladder
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Middle-school students attend fun academies to learn more about science and potential futures.”


Welcome New Med Students
Lebanon Express article
“The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest welcomed its third class of 105 new students last week.”


COMP-Northwest proves itself a grand neighbor
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Later this afternoon in Lebanon, the 105 students in the third class at the COMP-Northwest medical school will don, for the first time, the white medical coats that mark the start of their educational adventure.”

a student in the lebanon garden

Lebanon school gardens give to community
Albany Democrat Herald article and image
“School gardens in Labanon are growing more than just tomatoes and squash this summer. They’re also growing more opportunities for access to fresh vegetables.”

Picture of a kindergardener examining heart model

Kinders explore science at med school
Lebanon Express article and image
“It was hard to tell who was having more fun at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest on April 16 — the medical students or the kindergartners.”

picture of a young child interacting with a medical student  

Pint-sized doctors invade halls of COMP-Northwest
Albany Democrat Herald article and image
“…The event was sponsored by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon and Western University of Health Science, COMP-Northwest. COMP-Northwest students and staff welcomed youngsters at several stations throughout the medical school including hygiene, the operating room, the skeleton and the heart.”

Picture of a staff member with a woman near a table with food items

Food Day hosted at COMP-Northwest
Albany Democrat Herald Article
“Wednesday also was Food Day, a nationally recognized effort aimed at supporting family farmers and adding more locally grown produce to residents’ diets. For the second year, Ten Rivers Food Web, Western University of Health Sciences (COMP-NW) and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital organized a free food fair at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest to mark the event.”

picture of two female students posing next to eachother

Your healthy future starts here
Albany Democrat Herald article

“Student club focuses on global community. COMP-Northwest students promote global health awareness.”

A picture of children sitting on the floor as they watch a female medical student speak about literacy

Free books promote fun
Albany Democrat Herald article
“Held Tuesday at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, the Gift of Literacy event included the giveaway, reading time with volunteers and a visit from author Linda Williams of Corvallis…”

a picture of happy children as they sit with their gifts

Gift of Literacy features special guests, noisy students excited to read
Lebanon Express article
“Lebanon’s Gift of Literacy celebration had two special guests this year, but the loudest cheers were for the first-graders. The kids were greeted with cheers and high-fives as they walked through the doors of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest…”

young children from the Lebanon Community School District at a table with a medical student speaking about the event

District holds fundraiser
Lebanon Express article
“Lebanon Community School District held a No Limits fundraiser…College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest students were there with tips for good health.”


The Journey: Medical Students need Commitment to Service
Lebanon Express article
“The fact that the inaugural class of COMP-Northwest was, at 28, the oldest average age of all entering medical school classes nationwide last year may not seem particularly remarkable. But it is. I spoke to Dean Paula Crone, D.O., about that factoid and she had an interesting response…”


COMP-Northwest: Your Medical School
Lebanon Express article
“The Journey: A column by student Mark Sah”