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We, at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and COMP-Northwest, remain committed to ushering a new generation of osteopathic physicians who serve their patients with purpose, passion, and proficiency. The faculty and staff at both campuses inspire a shared vision of a student-centered, inter-professional approach to learning with a meaningful emphasis on humanistic health care. We strive to model the way for our students and alumni by being leaders in our profession, our communities, and in the realm of academia. Today’s advanced technology and the ever-growing body of medical knowledge continue to move COMP and COMP-Northwest into a new era of medicine. A vigorous desire to heal combined with their strong medical education makes our students stand apart from the rest. 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.

COMP students in ISAC inspect and disect the back of a donor in Gross Anatomy Lab Thursday, June 17, 2021. Open video modal

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine California & Oregon

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.
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  • International Students

    Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) welcomes international students and their families to our diverse university community.

    International Student Services (ISS) is responsible for providing support and assistance in immigration advising, maintaining immigration status, maintaining information and documents on foreign students and their dependents in the Student and exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), staying current with rules and regulations and interpreting and applying the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Homeland Security.

    International Students

  • Veterans Benefits

    Western University of Health Sciences has approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students eligible to receive VA educational benefits. The School Certifying Officials that are located on the Pomona, California campus assist all students who receive VA educational benefits. We cannot assist you with determining your eligibility for benefits.

    Veterans Benefits

  • Commitment TO DIVERSITY

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    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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    Digital Doctor Bag Program

    COMP and COMP-Northwest is an Apple Distinguished School. Technology continues to advance rapidly. We are committed to educating the physicians of the future on leading edge advancements in both medical education and the practice of medicine. As a medical school, we believe that the development of programs like the Digital Doctor Bag will provide our medical students with the skills necessary to thrive in the transforming environment of health care.
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    The Future Of Medicine Magazine

    Learn More

    Take a look at our visit options and consider attending a WesternU Preview. If you’d like to discuss specifics with an advisor, schedule an advising appointment, online, on campus, or over the phone. When you request additional information we’ll make sure you receive program updates and deadline reminders. Of course, you can always find us on social media.


    Upcoming Events

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Join us for our Zoom group advising sessions. These sessions are designed to answer your specific questions on admissions and the application process, but in an open session with other prospective students present.

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | Group Advising Session

      Thursday, April 25 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Join us for our Zoom group advising sessions. These sessions are designed to answer your specific questions on admissions and the application process, but in an open session with other prospective students present.

    • UC Santa Cruz 2024 Spring Graduate & Professional School Fair

      Thursday, April 25 at 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | How to Write an Effective Personal Statement

      Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      WesternU COMP-Northwest’s Admissions team will host an evening Zoom event on how to write an effective personal statement. Join us for a short PowerPoint presentation on personal statements. We’ll then have several current applicants/volunteers read their current med school personal statements live, followed by feedback from a panel of medical students and admissions’ staff along with discussion with the audience.

    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) | COMP-Northwest Info Session

      Tuesday, May 14 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Our monthly Zoom Information Sessions, hosted online by the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP-Northwest | Lebanon, OR), are designed to help you get started on your path to medical school. Join our admissions professionals and current medical students and have your questions answered live.

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success

    • WesternU COMP/COMP-Northwest: Is Primary Care Right for You?

      Monday, June 17 at 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Join us on Zoom as a panel of primary care physicians discuss why primary care was the right choice for them. Hear stories about their journeys through medical school, residency and into practice. We’ll move into a Q&A format during the second half and address questions pre-med students have on primary care today.

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, August 24 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, November 16 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success