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

Kersti Bellardi, DO 2021 Student DO of the Month

Picture of Student Do of the MonthCongratulations Kersti Bellardi, DO 2021!!! Here is what her classmates and peers had to say: “Kersti has always been supportive of me and others in my class. She takes the time to ask how we are doing and actually listens to what we have to say. She is constantly checking in on others and offering words of support and encouragement. I’ve seen her repeatedly put other’s needs, whatever they might be, over her own. Kersti is one of the most selfless and positive people at our school, and I know she will be an excellent physician. Thank you for brightening all of our lives Kersti!!!!!”

Faculty Spotlight

COMP Associate Professor Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD,

Picture of Dr. Vishy and studentsDr. Venketaraman mentored several Western University of Health Sciences students in writing recently-published textbook chapters. They gathered around the book excitedly, flipping through the pages until, on page 135, the result of a year of late-night revisions and lab work paid dividends: their names in print as authors of a textbook chapter on HIV/AIDS More…

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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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WesternU COMP Dean Paula Crone named AOA Mentor of the Year

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The award honors DOs who help shape the future of the profession by sharing their knowledge, skills and their distinct philosophy…

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Alumni Spotlight

COMP alumnus Herman Bell, DO – COMP ’83 to return 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 is Herman Bell DO Class of ’83. Dr. Bell is the author of “String of Perils: From Hobo to D.O.” Event takes place on Tuesday February 20th, 2018, 5pm HEC Cohen Recital Hall. Food will be provided. You can view broadcast HERE

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Elizabeth “Izzy” Pines has been named Student DO of the Year!

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She has demonstrated an exceptional breadth of achievements during her brief time as an osteopathic medical student. Izzy excelled in the classroom, and tirelessly uses her skills to help those around her. Those who know Izzy would not think twice to describe her as someone who is driven, focused, altruistic, and humble.
One aspect of Izzy’s character that really stood out to us is her willingness to help her peers and aspiring physicians across the nation. Through the majority of her duration as an osteopathic medical student, Elizabeth helped her fellow students by sharing her experiences through “story time with Izzy”. During this time, she would elaborate on clinical experiences for first and second years, to not only keep them motivated, but also to help foster their education before going to their rotations. She also implemented a similar approach to her “Good morning report”, where she challenged her colleagues to learn how to ask questions and be inquisitive. There were countless instances where she also helped her colleagues during her time as an NMM/OMM Pre-doctoral Teach Fellow, all the while maintaining an incredible amount of humility about her work and outreach. She did not simply treat this as an 8-5 job, but took on more work in order to create novel ways to educate students in OMM, as well as re-structure the program in conjunction with faculty. Through her work in the WesternU OMM department, she has advanced the practice of OMT and shaped the future of osteopathic education, an incredible achievement for someone that is still a student.


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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.