College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Our students are resilient, innovative, and well prepared for an exciting and rewarding future in health care.
Postgraduate Residency Placement
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
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. Our students thrive in a culture of patient-focused care because they practice on a foundation of professionalism, benevolence, and respect. They understand that while they practice the art of medicine with their heads, they must never forget to use their hearts.
We inspire, in a humanistic tradition, technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who become lifelong learners.
Message from the Acting Dean
We, at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) and COMP-Northwest, remain committed to ushering in a new generation of osteopathic physicians who serve their patients with purpose, passion, and proficiency. The faculty and staff at both campuses inspire a shared vision of a student-centered, inter-professional approach to learning with a meaningful emphasis on humanistic health care. We strive to model the way forward for our students and alumni by being leaders in our profession, our communities, and in the realm of academia. Today’s advanced technology and the ever-growing body of medical knowledge continue to move COMP and COMP-Northwest into a new era of medicine. A vigorous desire to heal, combined with their strong medical education, makes our students stand apart from the rest.
David Connett, DO, FACOFP, dist.
About the College
At the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) and COMP-Northwest, we focus on one program, the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. This means we are 100% dedicated to helping you fulfill your calling to become the doctor you are meant to be. Each student journey is slightly different, because each student is different – yet our graduates obtain the same outcome beyond the DO title: Rooted in Humanism, you will find your authentic self – a place to heal with your head and your heart.
What is a D.O.?
WesternU COMP is ranked in US News & World Report’s 2022 Best Medical Schools for:
Best Medical Schools: Research
Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
Most Diverse Medical Schools
Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas
Most Graduates Practicing in Primary Care Fields
Most Graduates Practicing in Rural Areas
Why is this important?
WesternU is one of more than 800 institutions with graduate schools surveyed by U.S. News & World Report on an annual basis. WesternU’s COMP (and COMP-NW) is recognized among the best 123 Medical Schools surveyed in the United States. This national recognition speaks to WesternU’s indicators of excellence that ultimately lead to student success.
Commitment TO DIVERSITY
We are focused on seamless integration of DEI consciousness in our curriculum, recruitment and successful admission of students from diverse groups, engagement and leadership development of students from diverse groups, recruitment and advancement of employees of diverse groups, active engagement in DEI research, development of funding sources for scholarships, recruitment and retention efforts, and celebrations of local, national and global diversity.
Give and Receive
Help us continue to help our students succeed as medical providers dedicated to a scientific and humanistic approach to healing. We will all benefit by having healthier communities around us.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Your journey to an exciting career in health care is just getting started. Please review the program admissions requirement or request more information and we’ll reach out to you. You may also consider scheduling a virtual advising appointment. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals!
WesternU Health Teaming up for your Health
WesternU Health is WesternU’s clinical teaching facility. We serve residents in the Pomona Valley and Rancho Cucamonga areas, Palm Desert, West Los Angeles, and Oregon. Our WesternU Health doctors are dedicated to meeting the medical needs of our growing and diverse local populations. We offer language assistance for non-English speakers and make every effort to communicate effectively with all people whom we serve. Services include: Eye Care, Dental Care, Foot & Ankle Health Care, Limb Preservation Care, Primary Medical Care, Pharmacy, Travel Health Care, and Medical Specialty Care.
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