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.

Portrait of Paula M. Crone, DOMessage from the Dean


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.


COMP/COMP-Northwest Magazine

Student Spotlight

Student of the Month Jami Wang DO 2022

“Jami is involved with a number of experiences, both on and off campus, and always puts a smiling face forward for WesternU and the osteopathic profession as a whole. She is a curriculum representative for the class of 2022 and goes above and beyond in ensuring that the voice of the students is heard. She advocates for patient and physician rights at the state and national levels as well as part of the California Medical Association board on campus, having gone to both Sacramento and Chicago for AMA conferences these past two months. She is involved in a variety of research, both on campus and at Stanford. She has also helped bring speakers to campus to share their research. She even has an organic chemistry game that she helped design and produce that is now being used by teachers and students to help the next generation of young minds become more easily involved in the sciences. Overall, Jami is a passionate student that exemplifies the core philosophy of a future osteopath and represents COMP well in everything she is involved in.”


Faculty Spotlight


Michael A. Seffinger, DO served as executive editor of the fourth edition of “Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine,” released in December 2018. It’s considered the most authoritative and comprehensive resource on osteopathic medicine for students, physicians and educators and is required reading for first and second-year osteopathic medical students throughout the U.S.
Click here to read the full story.




Learn More


Picture of a WesternU medical building

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…


Picture of Dr. P standing next to future WesternU building

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

WesternU health – oliver station clinic dedicated to dean paula M. crone

Western University of Health Sciences held a grand opening ceremony on Feb. 7, 2019 for WesternU Health – Oliver Station. Located in Portland’s historic Lents neighborhood. It is the first medical clinic the University has opened in Oregon…

To Crone’s surprise, the clinic was dedicated in her honor. Part of the plaque reads, “A little girl with dreams may become a woman of vision with a life dedicated to education and service. Thereby, she is a steadfast inspiration to those who know her and a light of hope to all.” …read more




Alumni Spotlight

Ellen Provost, DO COMP Class of ’89

The American Osteopathic Association (AMA) presented Ellen Provost, DO, with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Public Service last night. Dr. Provost, director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, has served the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) for nearly 20 years.

Clinical Faculty Links

Syllabi, guidebooks, and other teaching tools.

Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and announcements from COMP and WesternU!

Stay connected with FacebookCOMP Twitter Stay connected with LinkedinCOMP InstagramWesternU YouTube


View the WesternU Events Calendar

Longitudinal Tracks logo

medwell logo

Keep up with more of the latest developments about COMP by visiting our WesternU News area.

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.”


Picture of Lebanon Campus

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


support comp thumbnail


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.