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Pre-Health Advisors

To provide guidance and resources to pre-health advisors

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 (CA), Podiatric

Recruiter

pet@westernu.edu

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Jose Perez

Nursing, Pharmacy

Recruiter

perezj@westernu.edu

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Luke Rauch

Osteopathic (OR)

Admissions Counselor

(541) 259-0213

lrauch@westernu.edu

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Tonisha Rowan

Physical Therapy (CA), Physician Assistant, Veterinary

Recruiter

(909) 469-5474

trowan@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, Physical Therapy (OR)

Recruiter

martinwilliams@westernu.edu

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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
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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

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  • 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.

    • Master of Science in Nursing – Entry | Information Session

      Thursday, April 18 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.

    • WesternU ADEA Club Pre-Dental Day

      Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Are you interested in applying to dental school but looking for guidance when it comes to your application? The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Club at WesternU invites you to our Pomona, California campus, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet other dental students, participate in fun activities, and receive application advice. You’ll also have a chance to ask our Dean of Admissions your questions during our open Q&A session! Please note, there is a registration fee of $130 to attend this event. We hope you’ll be able to join us! By registering for this event, you hereby consent to the use of your photograph or likeness by WesternU for purposes of advertising, promoting services of the College of Dental Medicine, or for such other purposes as may be determined by the College of Dental Medicine. You understand that, as used in this consent, “photograph” means any photograph or photographic reproduction, still or moving, and any videotape or live television transmission.

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

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

      Join us for our Zoom group advising sessions. These sessions are designed to answer your specific questions on admissions and the application process, but in an open session with other prospective students present.

    • Master of Science in Medical Sciences | Information Session

      Tuesday, April 30 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      The MSMS program is designed to assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in gaining acceptance to professional schools with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of health-professionals in underserved areas. Our 12-month Master of Science in Medical Sciences program will provide you with the critical evaluation skills and research awareness necessary for you to become a well-informed, evidence-based professional; something that is impossible to achieve exclusively within the time constraints of most professional degree program

    • OD Introductory Information Session

      Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

    • College of Health Sciences-Northwest | Preview Day & Open House

      Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      The institution and program you attend is an important decision to make in your journey to becoming a healthcare professional. We are excited to invite you to join us for an on-campus Preview Day & Open House for the College of Health Sciences – Northwest Doctor of Physical Therapy on our Lebanon, Oregon campus. This event is designed to help you learn more about our DPT program. During this event you will: • Learn about our leadership in advancing healthcare access in rural communities • Gain information about how our students work among underserved and vulnerable populations • Become more familiar with our curriculum and admissions process • Meet WesternU faculty members and staff • Connect with and hear from current students • Explore our facilities

    • DMD and IDP Admissions and Application Info Session and Q&A

      Tuesday, May 7 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | How to Write an Effective Personal Statement

      Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      WesternU COMP-Northwest’s Admissions team will host an evening Zoom event on how to write an effective personal statement. Join us for a short PowerPoint presentation on personal statements. We’ll then have several current applicants/volunteers read their current med school personal statements live, followed by feedback from a panel of medical students and admissions’ staff along with discussion with the audience.

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

      Tuesday, May 14 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

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

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, June 15 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

    • WesternU COMP/COMP-Northwest: Is Primary Care Right for You?

      Monday, June 17 at 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Join us on Zoom as a panel of primary care physicians discuss why primary care was the right choice for them. Hear stories about their journeys through medical school, residency and into practice. We’ll move into a Q&A format during the second half and address questions pre-med students have on primary care today.

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, August 24 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

    • 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