College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

COMP Mission

Western University of Health Sciences’ Mission Statement

To produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.

COMP DO 2016 class photo (Students formed to spell COMP)

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific’s Mission Statement


The Mission of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is to prepare students to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who are prepared for graduate medical education, who are lifelong learners, and who will serve society by providing comprehensive, patient centered healthcare with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy. This is accomplished through excellence in curriculum, translational research, service, osteopathic clinical practice and the enhancement of osteopathic graduate medical education.


Core Competencies in support of the College’s Mission Statement


  • Medical Knowledge
  • Osteopathic Philosophy
  • Patient Centered Care
  • Professionalism (Leadership)
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Practice Based Learning & Improvement
  • Systems Based Practice

The COMP Strategic Plan can be viewed here

COMP students, faculty and staff support and endorse the AOA Code of Ethics.


Class Vision Statements