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Pre-Health Advisors

To provide guidance and resources to pre-health advisors

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As you explore Western University of Health Sciences, each path, each person, each structure comes with a transformative story. WesternU is more than the practice of medicine. We are defined by character and culture. You will discover humanism at the heart of every interaction: a warm welcome, a sincere smile, a positive word, a kind deed, a thoughtful gesture. We display a collaborative mindset in how we operate, educate, and serve others.

The culture of WesternU is about being and becoming – to help people discover who they are and who they can become. The Office of Recruitment is here to support you and your students. We look forward to serving you.

 

Doctoral Degree Programs

Recruiter Contact

Doctor of Dental Medicine Sarah Campos
Doctor of Dental Medicine – International Sarah Campos
Doctor of Pharmacy Jose Perez
Doctor of Pharmacy – International Jose Perez
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Theodore Pe
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Leadership Jose Perez
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner Jose Perez
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Jose Perez
Doctor of Optometry Richie Medina
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – California Theodore Pe
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Oregon Martin Williams
Doctor of Physical Therapy – California Recruitment Office
Doctor of Physical Therapy – Oregon Martin Williams
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Recruitment Office
PhD in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Jose Perez

Master’s Degree Programs

Recruiter Contact

Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Jose Perez
Master of Science in Medical Sciences Sarah Campos
Master of Science in Nursing – ADN to MSN Jose Perez
Master of Science in Nursing – BSN to MSN Jose Perez
Master of Science in Nursing – Entry Jose Perez
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Recruitment Office

Certificate Programs

Recruiter Contact

Post Graduate Emergency Nurse Practitioner Jose Perez
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Jose Perez
Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Jose Perez

 

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Recruitment Events For You & Your Students

• In-Person & Virtual
• Admissions Information Sessions
• Curriculum Information Sessions
• Student and Faculty Panels
• Campus Tours and Group Visits
• Workshops (mock interviews, suturing, bonesaw, etc)
• Special Requests – Just Ask – Serving You to Serve Others

Graduate Health Programs Recruitment Team

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Shea Heagle

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Sarah Campos

Dental, Medical Sciences

Recruiter

(909) 469-5697

scampos@westernu.edu

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Richie Medina

Health Administration, Optometry

Recruiter

(909) 469-5331

rmedina@westernu.edu

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Theodore Pe

Osteopathic Medicine (CA), Podiatric

Recruiter

pet@westernu.edu

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Jose Perez

Nursing, Pharmacy

Recruiter

perezj@westernu.edu

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Maya Smith

Diversity Equity & Inclusion – All Programs

Admissions Counselor

mayasmith@westernu.edu

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Martin Williams

Osteopathic Medicine (OR), Physical Therapy (OR)

Recruiter

martinwilliams@westernu.edu

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Our Campuses Two Homes for the Health Sciences

You might say home is where the heart is. Well, we’ve got two hearts that beat with love for the communities we call home in Pomona, CA, and Lebanon, OR. Students can pursue select degrees on a campus of their choice.
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WesternU Virtual Tours

Western University of Health Sciences is one of the most comprehensive graduate schools for the health professions. Engage yourself in 360-degree views, videos and photos that showcase WesternU’s colleges, labs, and programs.
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WesternU Excellence in Health Sciences Education

Western University of Health Sciences is committed to a humanistic, compassionate, and caring approach to healthcare and healthcare education. We are dedicated to the training and well-being of our students, to enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities and achieve excellence in everything we do.

To Teach, To Heal, Together.
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2024-2025 Viewbook

To Teach, To Heal, Together

Our Mission is to produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.

The viewbook provides you a glimpse into WesternU academic excellence, community clinics and programs, our colleges and programs, testimonies from our alumni and students, and gives a snapshot of the diversity of our urban California location and the beautiful diverse aesthetics of our rural Oregon campuses.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Recruiting
  • Preview Day

    Opportunity to meet faculty, staff and students, attend academic and financial aid information sessions, learn about student resources/services and take campus tours.

    Preview Day

  • Student Budgets

    Student budgets at WesternU reflect all Cost of Attendance (COA) components associated with each college.
    Budgets are subject to change.
    Budgets are updated annually.
    Tuition and fees costs are updated annually.
    Budgets are reviewed through out the year.
    Students are notified of any budgets changes as they may occur.

    Cost to Attend by Degree Program

  • University Catalog
  • Upcoming Events For All Programs

    Our colleges and programs offer a number of in-person and virtual events throughout the year, from virtual preview days, to group advising sessions, to presentations from faculty and more. The list below provides links to information and registration for many of these events, and is updated regularly as new events are added.

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) | Information Session

      Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Pharmacy has been one of the most successful and stable professions in this country for generations. The journey to becoming a Pharmacist has changed dramatically and can be a little tricky. Please join us for this introductory information session ideal for students who are looking to begin their journey.

    • Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Information Session

      Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Recent advances in pharmaceutical science make pharmaceutical research a rewarding career for people interested in improving lives through the discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceutical products. Join us for an introduction into WesternU’s, Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Program!

    • Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Information Session

      Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Recent advances in pharmaceutical science make pharmaceutical research a rewarding career for people interested in improving lives through the discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceutical products. Join us for an introduction into WesternU’s, Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Program!

    • WesternU’s, Oregon, Doctor of Physical Therapy Info Session

      Friday, July 19 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Join us for a virtual “brown bag” lunch presentation of Oregon’s newest accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program. You’ll hear from admissions, faculty, and current students, discuss the quality of the curriculum and superb career preparation.

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • DO Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Webinar

      Friday, July 26 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Do you want to learn more about the role of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in patient care? Join our Professor & Senior Consultant of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Dr. Ray Hruby, DO, as he discusses the history of OMM, its techniques, the philosophy behind the treatment, and so much more! There will also be a Q&A session and an admissions counselor present to answer any admissions questions.

    • OD Introductory Information Session

      Wednesday, July 31 at 3:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Thursday, August 1 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | COMP-Northwest Info Session

      Wednesday, August 7 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      A monthly Zoom Information Session hosted online by the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP-Northwest | Lebanon, OR) designed to help you get started on your path to medical school. Join our admissions professionals and current medical students to learn more about curriculum, admissions and student life, and have your questions answered live.

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Thursday, August 15 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | “Surviving and Thriving in Med School”

      Monday, August 19 at 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Join us on Zoom for presentations from Student Affairs and the LEAD office (Learning Enhancement and Academic Development). They and current medical students will be speaking about the support services in place to make sure medical students are successful and how we support our students during their vigorous training through tutoring, advising, mentoring, counseling and more. Some topics we’ll be covering include: Study Like a Med Student Habits and Routines to Upgrade Survive to Thrive Positive Change through Insight or Crisis Work on Weaknesses, Beware of your Strengths

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Thursday, August 22 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Thursday, August 29 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • Master of Science in Nursing – Entry | Information Session

      Thursday, September 5 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Nurses are in high demand! The field of nursing is a stable and fulfilling career path with plenty of opportunities for positive career growth but the journey to becoming a nurse can be challenging. Please join us for this introductory informational session ideal for Bachelor degreed individuals who are looking to start their educational journey in nursing.

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House | Oregon Campus

      Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

      We are excited for you to join us for an on-campus Open House for the accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Located at the College of Health Sciences-Northwest campus in Lebanon, Oregon, prospective students can learn more about WesternU, the DPT education, and our unique community. During this event you will: • Hear directly from faculty members about program curriculum and clinicals. • Learn about WesternU’s commitment to advancing healthcare access in rural communities. • Gain information about how students work among underserved and vulnerable populations. • Explore classrooms, anatomy labs, and hands-on learning spaces. • Understand the admissions process. • Connect with current students and learn about their experiences.

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, November 16 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success