College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) see patients, prescribe medications, perform surgeries, and deliver babies in hospitals, medical centers, and offices across the United States and overseas. Whether they are primary care providers or specialists, DOs use all the standard tools of modern medicine, but also have additional therapeutic modalities with which to care for their patients.

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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.


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Student Spotlight

Student of the Month CLARE Moore DO 2021

Portrait of Clare MooreClare is the embodiment of a great future osteopath. Her kind gentle spirit and positivity are why she is deserving of SDOM. She constantly helps others and makes sure to include her peers. She is always willing to lend a helping hand whether it is for school or answering questions about SGA matters. She helped to smoothly run the mock rotation lottery for her cohort while still studying for her classes; she did this all with a smile! Sometimes school can be a toxic and dauting environment of stress and the competition, but Clare is there to remind us about the good in ourselves and to always find the silver lining.


Faculty Spotlight

COMP professor is Physician of the Year

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Associate Professor Brian Loveless, DO ’02, has been selected the American Osteopathic Foundation’s (AOF) 2018 Physician of the Year. AOF’s Physician of the Year is awarded to an individual whose extraordinary accomplishments and service bring a sense of pride to the profession, and whose actions promote the science of medicine and the betterment of public health. This individual achieves greatness through integrity, commitment to service and community involvement, according to the AOF. Loveless will be awarded this achievement during AOF’s 2018 Honors Gala on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego, California. Click here to read the full story.


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The 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…


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The 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…

Featured Story

COMP welcomes in new class!

Welcome Week and Convocation at Western University of Health Sciences is a time when lifelong friendships are forged, a path to becoming a healer is blazed and dreams are realized.

WesternU welcomed about 1,000 new students at Convocation and White Coat Ceremonies Aug. 11, 2018 in Pomona, California. …read more




Alumni Spotlight

COMP Alum is outstanding resident of the year

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) alumnus Matthew Barker, DO ’15, has been named 2018 Outstanding Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Resident of the Year by two national osteopathic organizations.

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) stated that the award is “given in recognition of your exemplary work, demonstrated leadership and steadfast clinical performance.”

Barker will be honored during AOF’s 2018 Honors Gala on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego, California.

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Karim Fahmy has been named Student DO of the Year!

“Karim has always given 110% to serving his class, the college, and the University. He tirelessly and enthusiastically served as 2018 class president for two years, and then continued to serve on the student executive board as the secretary and then the president. He is a beloved OMM fellow and has given some of the most entertaining and educational lectures. He is a force of positivity on campus, and his optimism and drive to help those around him is contagious. I can’t think of anyone more worthy to be the SDOY.”


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COMP-Northwest is our additional campus located in Lebanon, OR.


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