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.


Student Spotlight

Martin Nguyen, DO 2021 Student DO of the Month

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Congratulations Martin Nguyen, DO 2021!!! Here is what his classmates and peers had to say: “Martin takes an incredible amount of time out of his day to help ensure the success of his fellow classmates. It is truly selfless how committed he is to sharing all of the resources that he makes for the entire class. He is constantly sharing impeccably made study guides, Anki decks and other ways that he is able to condense and simplify information. Not only is he an excellent student himself, he also improves the academic capabilities of the rest of us. Martin is incredibly altruistic and generous with his time!  He is also extremely humble when we applaud him for all that he shares with us. I can’t imagine passing my classes without his help. We are all immensely grateful for his generosity and kindness!”

Faculty Spotlight

COMP NMM/OMM Chair and Associate Professor Rebecca E. Giusti, DO ’03

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Dr. Giusti was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 at the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas. Dr. Giusti was one of four osteopathic physicians from around the country to be newly elected as a governor of the AAO, the largest medical society in the United States devoted to fostering neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM). She will serve a three-year term. Dr. Giusti is certified by the American Council of Exercise, and she has been a practicing fitness professional since 1998. Her lifelong enthusiasm of being active and physically fit led her to practice and teach yoga in Southern California. In 2017, she led breakout sessions for the AAO’s Convocation in which she focused on yoga and breathing and on fluid dynamics of the cranium. Dr. Giusti is scheduled to chair the AAO’s 2019 Convocation in Orlando, Florida.

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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…

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Congratulations WesternU COMP Vice-Dean David Connett, DO, FACOFP – Appointed to ACOFP Board of Governors


College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Vice Dean David Connett, DO ’84, will become the first Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific faculty member to be inducted into the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Board of Governors.…

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Alumni Spotlight

COMP alumnus Herman Bell, DO – COMP ’83 returned to campus for the Alumni Round Table

ART flyerPlease join us in studio or via live stream as we bring alumni back to campus to share their stories with current COMP students. This month’s special guest was Herman Bell DO Class of ’83. Dr. Bell is the author of “String of Perils: From Hobo to D.O.” You can view broadcast HERE

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Christina Bohr has been named Student DO of the Year!

“I believe that Christina Bohr has all of the values and characteristics to be SDOY. In terms of leadership during her time at COMP she has taken on numerous leadership roles within clubs and currently is a senior OMM/NMM fellow. She is an excellent teacher who cares deeply about the success of her students. She is a role model to me in terms of being an educator and as a professional. She is the doctor that I hope to one day become. Christina is always trying to think of ways to give back to the university and find way to improve the education of COMP’s student, especially when it comes to osteopathic medicine. In fact she often gives workshops & lectures to impart her wisdom on the current preclinical students to help them not only thrive in the curriculum but also on rotations, and in their future practice. I believe that she makes a great candidate for SDOY”


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


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For information about how to support the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific,

please contact the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations: (909) 706-3476.