WesternU Clubs – Oregon

Students from WesternU Oregon are involved in a wide variety of clubs.  All of the following clubs belong to the Council of COMP-Northwest Clubs & Organizations. If a club has a sibling club at the Pomona campus there will be an asterisk at the end of the club name.  If you would like to join or learn more about a club send an e-mail to the club’s address below:

Club NameMission StatementContact
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians-Lebanon *Est. in 2013 to promote the training of osteopathic family physicians and provides a better understanding of the scope of services rendered by the osteopathic family physician.ACOFP
American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians - LebanonEst. in 2017 to foster the interest of pediatric medicine among medical students at COMP-NW while serving children in our community, encouraging an excitement for science based learning and promoting the foundations of health throughout childhood. This group strives to increase the number of graduates that enter pediatric residencies by connecting interested current students, with former graduated that have selected this specialty. Together, we can have an impact on the future of pediatric health and wellness for the children in our community, and the ones we will serve as physicians in the future.ACOP
American Medical Women's Association-LebanonEst. in 2018, the American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.AMWA
Asian-Pacific American Medical Student Association-LebanonEst. in 2018 to explore the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to Asian-Pacific American medical students and physicians with an osteopathic focus. APAMSA
Christian Fellowship Club-LebanonEst. in 2015 for believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to meet together, to pray for each other, to pray for our school, to pray for medical mission trips around the world, and to discuss, share, and organize medical mission trips when possible and when opportunities arise. CMMF
Cultural Awareness Club-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, the mission statement of the CAC is to promte and celebrate cultural diversity and awareness at COMP_NW and understand the cultural implications of healthcare for different groups of people.
Dermatology Interest Group-LebanonEst. in 2019 to provide opportunities and information to students interested in dermatology to prepare themselves for the competitive field of matching in dermatology residencies.
Emergency Medicine Interest Group-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to promote the interest and education of students in emergency and wilderness medicine and exposes them to a variety of common emergencies. Students will be exposed to practical procedures they can use in their third and fourth years. Instruction and practice will be provided of invaluable techniques necessary in the field of emergency medicine.EMIG
Equality Alliance-LebanonEst. in 2013 to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for all straight and lgbt members of the school to socialize, connect and conduct projects to further openness and acceptance for all members of the lgbt, and to further understanding of the diversity of lifestyles and gender interpretations. EA
Forensics Club-LebanonEst. in 2021, the Forensics Club endeavors to create a learning environment which fosters an interest for forensic medicine, as well as seeks to demonstrate the benefits of applying forensic knowledge into other medical specialties. FCC
Global Health Club-Lebanon *Est. in 2012, the purpose of this club is to promote global health awareness and activities through an emphasis on the interdependence of health of the globe and health of the people.GHC
Gold Humanism Honor Society-Lebanon*Est. in 2015 to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. GHHS honors medical students, residents, fellows, role-model physicians, teachers, and others who demonstrate excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to serve. Membership in the GHHS goes beyond selection and induction into an honor society; its members have a responsibility to model, support, and advocate for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers. GHHS
Harm Reduction and Addiction Medicine Interest Group-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, to educate students on harm reduction and addiction medicine as it pertains to current and future practices in all specialties, as well as reduce stigma and shame among the medical community towards marginalized or vulnerable patient populations.
Integrative and Functional Medicine-LebanonEstb. im 2022, the purpose and goal of IFMC is to allow studnts to explore various integrative medical modalities that can be used in the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as allow for discussions regarding the connections betweens and opportunities in mind, body, and spirit medicine.IFMC
Internal Medicine Club- LebanonEst. in 2016 to promote interest and awareness of internal medicine as a specialty. IMC
Latino Medical Student Association - LebanonEst. in 2012 to promote unity in the local community, bridging the gap between the Spanish-speaking community in Oregon and the students at the medical school. Club outreach includes participating in local health fairs and promoting Spanish language and culture in the University. Students will be exposed to Spanish-based health programs, incorporating Spanish language and the basic medical care that they have learned in the first two years of medical school.LMSA
lnterventional Radiology Interest Group-LebanonEst. in 2018 to familiarize medical students with the practice of Interventional Radiology (IR), how IR fits into the patient care team, how lR physicians can support physicians of other disciplines, and increase student exposure to diagnostic/therapeutic imaging. IRIG
Military Medical Student Association-Lebanon *Est. in 2013, MMSA is open to all students regardless of military affiliation. Those students on military scholarships will have the opportunity to join student chapters of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) and the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP). The primary goals of the club are to: provide information concerning rotations, internships and residencies in military facilities, provide information concerning the practice of osteopathic medicine and family practice medicine within the armed forces, to provide information concerning life and opportunities in the military in general. MMSA
Narrative Medicine Club-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, to expose COMP-NW students to the genre of narrative medicine, enabling healthcate professionals to utilize reading and writing with the hopes of becoming more observant, empathetic, and effective care givers.
OB-GYN Club - Lebanon Est. in 2016 to promote the interest and education of students in obstetrics and gynecology and to be a resource for students who wish to pursue a career in this field. OB-GYN
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of OregonEst. in 2017 to form an avenue of communication between osteopathic medical students in the Pacific Northwest with OPSO, and other relevant organizations. The OPSO will also work to help the OPSO leadership in advertising and planning medical student activities at conferences, keeping the students engaged and informed to the ongoing and upcoming advocacy issues, education opportunities, and professional concerns of DOs in the state of Oregon. The OPSO is meant to be a medical student-initiated, medical student-focused and medical student-driven body. The student executive officers will be liaisons between the OPSO parent organization and the student body of the University as physician leaders strive to educate students about the current climate surrounding osteopathic medicine. OPSO
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, to prepare students interested in pursuing the specialty of PM&R to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who are prepared for graduate medical education, who are life long learners and will serve society by providing comprehensive, patient-centered health care with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy. This is accomplished through excellent in curriculum, translational research, service, osteopathic clinical practice and the enchancement of osteopathic graudate medical education.
Pipeline to Health Careers-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to give the youth of today the tools essential to attain their full academic potential. To help students develop and strengthen a passion for science, and inspire them to seek careers in the health professions. To help students see their promise as successful and effective professionals. The Pipeline to Health Careers (PHC) will engage the 6th grade students of greater Lebanon with presentations of the “Linkage Academy”, a series of interactive, scientific workshops covering topics such as healthy living, exercise regimens, nutrition, hygiene and microbiology, and other health career related topics. PHC
Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network-Lebanon
Estab. In 2020, to foster interest in psychiatry and to educate students about the ever-evolving field of psychiatry and its subspecialties. We aim to emphasize the importance of mental health of not only patients, but also providers, as well as eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.
Recreation Networking Club-LebanonEst. in 2012 to promote socialization among the students at WesternU through recreational activities. Activities of the Recreation Networking Club (RNC) may include ping pong tournaments, volleyball tournaments, clothes and food drives, welcome parties, field trips and nature hikes. RNC
Research Club-LebanonEst. in 2012 to provide students the opportunity to conduct research at COMP-Northwest and to learn about current research. Research
Rural Health Club-LebanonEst. in 2014, the mission of the clubs is to create a community of rural scholars and develop space for students to understand the opportunities and challenges of providing healthcare in rural locations. Students will be introduced to the unique situations that may arise while practicing in rural locations as well as developing an understanding as to how to be successful in a rural practice. RHC
Sigma Sigma Phi-Lebanon *Est. in 2013, this fraternity provides service to the university and profession and is the official National Osteopathic Honors Fraternity. We promote educational programs for the entire student body and participation in community projects, health fairs, high school athletic physicals and blood pressure checks. SSP
Society for Medical & Bioethics-LebanonEst. in 2016 to create a forum where non-experts, students of WesternU COMP-Northwest, can express and hear comments and opinions that supplement and give a perspective to our scientific and osteopathic education, this providing a framework for evaluating the tough medical decisions that lie ahead in our professional careers. SMB
Specialties Club-LebanonEst. in 2013 to provide an umbrella organization for the various interest groups to be able to reserve rooms and hold meetings as well as facilitate other interests not found within an established interest group. SC
Sports Medicine Club-Lebanon *Est. in 2014, this club's mission is to provide opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of sports medicine and to share and apply their knowledge of sports medicine within the local community. The club will facility group discussion of research articles, create opportunities to shadow sports medicine professionals, and offer guest speakers that are experts in the field. In addition, members will have the opportunity to do presentation on sports medicine related topics at local high schools.  SMC
Student American Academy of Osteopathy-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to promote the instruction and understanding of unique osteopathic principles and technique through guest lectures on manipulative therapy and the osteopathic philosophy. SAAO
Student Interest Group in Neurology-Lebanon *Est. in 2015 to better inform COMP-Northwest students on the opportunities that await them in the field of neurology by providing education about neurosciences and the duties of neurologists, with the ultimate result of students being better prepared to enter their neurology rotations so they can decide if the field is suited for them.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to promote osteopathic ideals and unity within the profession, to educate future osteopathic physicians, and to establish and maintain lines of communication among healthcare professionals in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of patient care. SOMA activities may include guest lectures, blood pressure screenings, blood drive promotion, community outreach, etc. SOMA
Student Osteopathic Surgical Association-Lebanon *Est. in 2012 to provide opportunities for all students to learn about surgery as a career and help students develop basic skills for their clinical rotations. Activities include operating room shifts for all interested students and procedure workshops including suturing, casting, central lines, chest tubes and lumbar puncture.  SOSA
Students for a National Health Program-Lebanon
Est. In 2020, SNaHP is the student branch of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), therefore the club will share a mission statement with the national organization. A portion of the mission statement is reproduced below: PNHP advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance. PNHP believes that access to high quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as commodity. The mission of PNHP is therefore to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program, equitably-accessible to all residents of United States.
Ultrasound Club-Lebanon *Est. in 2015 to enhance the medical curriculum and educate students on basic use and application clinically of ultrasound. Ultrasound use in both the hospital and private practice has been increasing as its mobility, safety, and rapid dynamic images prove beneficial. We aim to teach basic ultrasound techniques, explore its use in various specialties, and expand students skills and confidence in use. We hope to also educate and interact with the community. Ultrasound
White Coats for Black Lives-LebanonEst. in 2020, WC4BL's mission is eliminating racial bias in the practice of health science and recognizing racism as a threat to the health and well-being of people of color.

Foster Critical Dialogue. Encourage health science professionals, health science organizations, and health science institutions to publicly recognize racism as a public health issue. Promote health science students’ involvement in local and national movements to end racism and police brutality. Advocate for the funding and promotion of research on the health effects of racism.

End Racial Inequality. Demand that academic health science centers serve the healthcare needs of their local communities, particularly the needs of patients of color. Promote the allocation of funding for interventions that dismantle racism in the delivery of healthcare care. Ensure equal access to healthcare by advocating for the establishment of a single-payer national health insurance program.

Prepare Future Health Professionals. Improve the recruitment and support of Black, Latinx, and Native American health science students. Promote the recruitment, retention, and hiring of Black, Latinx, and Native American health science professionals in health science school teaching, research, and leadership positions. Develop national health science school curricular standards that educate current and future health science professionals on the history and current manifestations of racism in the health sciences, principles of anti-racism, and strategies for dismantling structural racism.
Wilderness Medicine Club - LebanonEst. in 2017 to incorporate a love of the Pacific Northwest with a student’s budding medical education to create future physicians that will care about their environment in conjunction with providing critical, timely care and ingenuity under a fast-paced, sparse environment. In addition, we aim to teach the medical students how to live in harmony with the wilderness, use it to their best medical advantages through the enthusiasm of local physicians, rescue workers and EMS.

WesternU Clubs – Pomona 

If you’re interested in starting a new club: New club applications are only reviewed once a year. The deadline to submit a new club application is December 14, 2020. The Student Organization Committee will consider new club applications in early February (2021) and you can expect to hear the committee’s decision by mid-February. Contact WesternU Oregon Student Affairs (studentaffairsor@westernu.edu) for more information or to request an application.