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Graduate Medical Education

The Mission of the Office of Graduate Medical Education is to ensure the curriculum provides breadth and depth to prepare our students for graduate medical education and subsequent practice of medicine.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine strives to continually develop and support existing graduate medical education programs to meet the needs of our students and graduates. The College of Osteopathic Medicine also has the mission to assist GME programs accredited by ACGME to meet the requirements for osteopathic recognition.

Contact us at gme@westernu.edu

Our Team

Portrait of David Connett, DO

David Connett, DO

COMP-Pomona

Acting Dean, Chief of Graduate Medical Education

dconnett@westernu.edu

Portrait of Lisa Warren, DO

Lisa Warren, DO

COMP-Pomona

Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Director of ACGME Accreditation & Designated Institutional Official

lwarren@westernu.edu

Portrait of Marcel Fraix, DO

Marcel Fraix, DO

COMP-Pomona

Director of Osteopathic Recognition of Graduate Medical Education

mfraix@westernu.edu

Portrait of Marian Safaoui, MD

Marian Safaoui, MD

COMP-Pomona

Director of Career & Professional Development & GME Placement

msafaoui@westernu.edu

Portrait of Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH

Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH

COMP-Northwest

Director of Career & Professional Development & GME Placement

eguenther@westernu.edu

Portrait of Stephanie White, DO

Stephanie White, DO

COMP-Pomona

Director of Osteopathic Clinical Education

swhite@westernu.edu

Portrait of Derrick Sorweide, DO

Derrick Sorweide, DO

COMP-Northwest

Director of Osteopathic Clinical Education

dsorweide@westernu.edu

  • What we offer
    • Aligning WesternU/COMP and COMP-Northwest UME & GME
    • GME Consultation for Residency Development
    • Provide resources & application support to assist in ACGME accreditation
    • Provide resources & application support to assist in Osteopathic Recognition
    • Library & IRB resources for affiliated partners
    • Faculty development
    • Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities
  • Resources for Affiliated Partners
  • Osteopathic Recognition

    Osteopathic Recognition is a designation conferred by the ACGME’s Osteopathic Principles Committee upon ACGME-accredited programs that demonstrate, through a formal application process, the commitment to teaching and assessing Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) at the graduate medical education level.

    The Office of Graduate Medical Education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is dedicated to promoting the integration of OPP into graduate medical education programs. The Director of Osteopathic Recognition aids ACGME-accredited programs interested in achieving Osteopathic Recognition. This includes assistance with the formal application process and identifying the resources necessary for resident education and clinical faculty development. The Director of Osteopathic Recognition and COMP faculty are also available to participate in resident education and clinical faculty development once a program receives accreditation for osteopathic recognition.

    COMP has aided with obtaining osteopathic to the following graduate medical education programs:

    Resources for Osteopathic Recognition

  • COMP & COMP-Northwest Graduating Class Placement Reports