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Career and Professional Development

Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) exists to provide WesternU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COMP) & COMP-Northwest students with a support network to connect them to their larger career goals. We provide support at all levels of the four year curriculum to maintain our high rate of residency match during 4th year.

If you have a question, document to review, or would like to make an appointment, please Contact Us and we will provide you with assistance.

Departmental Contact
Janet Offhaus

Faculty & Staff

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Lisa Warren, DO


Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

(909) 469-8492

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Marian Safaoui, MD


Director, Career and Professional Development
Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Surgery

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Matthew Eschelbach, DO


Director, Career Development
Chair & Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Michael Giulietti, MA


Assistant Director, Career Development Specialist

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Jess Reynolds, M.Ed


Career Development Specialist

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Brenda Samaan, MA


Career Development Specialist

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Lacey Avila


Career Development Specialist

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June Guerrero, BS


Career Development Specialist

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Janet Offhaus


Administrative Associate III

  • Mission & Values


    Provide guidance, strategies, and resources to develop our medical students toward their professional goals.


    • Support
    • Encouragement
    • Empowerment
    • Longitudinal mentorship
    • Holistic advising
    • Self-discovery
  • What we offer
    • Individual Holistic Advising
    • Specialty Selection
    • Specialty Specific Strategy Planning
    • Residency Application Document Review
    • Board Advising
    • Timelines & Communications
    • Interview Preparation
    • Match Support
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Data Management & Analysis
    • Faculty Development
    • Workshops & Events
  • Residency Support Links
  • Additional Resources

    If you need information on:

    1. Rotations, preceptor evaluations, or VSAS
    Contact Clinical Education
    2. Transcript, Class rank, MSPE, ERAS token
    Contact the Registrar
    3. Commencement, scholarship information
    Contact University Student Affairs
    4. Information on FAFSA/Disbursements
    Contact Financial Aid
    5. A position at WesternU
    Contact WesternU Career
    6. Being or connecting with a mentor
    Contact Alumni Mentor Program