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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest

Our students are resilient, innovative, and well prepared for an exciting and rewarding future in health care.

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Postgraduate Residency Placement

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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.

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We inspire, in a humanistic tradition, technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who become lifelong learners.

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Message from the Dean

COMP-Northwest will continue the traditions started by COMP in 1977. We will train physicians for our future that will be capable of marshalling in a new era of medicine. Our students will become the health care leaders of tomorrow, utilizing the knowledge and technology available today to practice from the Pacific Northwest to all corners of the globe with purpose, passion and skill.

Paula M. Crone, D.O.

Student, Faculty and ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Many of our students, faculty, staff and alumni form connections and bonds that last a lifetime. Meet some of them here!

Omar Rachdi, DO 2021
Congratulations Student Doctor Rachdi, DONW 2021

It is with great pleasure we announce that Omar Rachdi, DO 2021, has been awarded WesternU COMP-Northwest Student DO of the Year.

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Dr. Derrick Sorweide – Governor of ACOFP, ,Faculty Spotlight

Congratulations to Derrick Sorweide who was sworn in as Governor of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

A Match Made at COMP-NORTHWEST, Alumni Spotlight

Tom Stocklin-Enright, DO, CAQSM graduated COMP-NW in 2016 and completed residency in Wilmington, NC with his wife Dr. Alyssa Horne, COMP-NW ‘17.



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.


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    Community Engagement

    At COMP-Northwest, the emphasis is on caring. The faculty, staff, students, and the community truly care for one other and watch out for the others’ best interests. Comp-Northwest students and the community build strong relationships built upon a foundation of trust and caring.

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    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.


    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!