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Congratulations to the graduates from the WesternU College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest Class of 2022. We are so proud of you.
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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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Students train at the Pomona Fairplex during the pandemic

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

COMP-Northwest continues the traditions started by COMP in 1977. We educate and train physicians that will be capable of marshalling in a new era of medicine. Our students 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.

David Connett, DO, FACOFP, dist.
COMP NW Commencement

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.?

  • Stephanie White, DO
  • Mandilin Hudson, DO
  • Rebecca Giusti, DO
  • Gilbert Hernandez, OMM Fellow
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    National Recognition

    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.

    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!
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    Student Spotlight: Congratulations Student Doctor Gaddini, OMS IV

    We are wholeheartedly pleased to present Mario Gaddini, OMS-IV, 2nd Lieutenant of the United States Air Force, as this year’s COMP-Northwest Student Doctor of the Year.

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    Faculty Spotlight: Mandilin Hudson, DO – COMP ’09 helping student thrive!

    Dr. Hudson holds a passion for helping medical students thrive and grow in medical school, not just survive it. She supports this mission through three groups she is running on campus.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Wolff, DO – COMP ’16 named State Emerging Leader Oregon

    Sarah Wolff, DO – COMP ’16 has been involved both nationally with the AOA and locally with OPSO since entering medical school and continues her contributions to the profession today. Dr. Wolff was elected as the OPSO president-elect at the OPSO Annual Membership Meeting in 2021.


    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.


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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!