University Student Affairs - Oregon

WesternU Clubs – Oregon

Students from COMP-Northwest 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 *Promotes 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 - LebanonTo 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-LebanonThe 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-LebanonTo explore the unique challenges, obstacles, and responsibilities specific to Asian-Pacific American medical students and physicians with an osteopathic focus. APAMSA
Christian Medical Missions Fellowship Club-LebanonFor 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
Complements Club-LebanonComplements is a club for spouses/significant others of WesternU’s students. The purpose of the club is to provide support for each other, medical students and our community.Complements
Dermatology Interest Group-LebanonProviding 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 *Promotes 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-LebanonTo provide a save 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
Global Health Club-Lebanon *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*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
Internal Medicine Club- LebanonTo promote interest and awareness of internal medicine as a specialty. IMC
lnterventional Radiology Interest Group-LebanonTo 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
Latino Medical Student Association - LebanonTo 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
Military Medical Student Association-Lebanon *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
OB-GYN Club - Lebanon 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 OregonTo 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
Pipeline to Health Careers-Lebanon *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
Recreation Networking Club-LebanonTo 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-LebanonTo provide students the opportunity to conduct research at COMP-Northwest and to learn about current research. Research
Rural Health Club-LebanonThe 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 *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-LebanonTo 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-LebanonTo 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 *Our 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 *Promotes the instruction and understanding of unique osteopathic principles and technique through guest lectures on manipulative therapy and the osteopathic philosophy. SAAO
Student Association for Anesthesia and Perioperative MedicineProvides educational resources and clinical opportunities to WesternU students who are interested in the field of anesthesiology, surgery, critical care and emergency medicine and their role in the practice of anesthesia and perioperative medicine.
Student Interest Group in Neurology-Lebanon *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 *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 *Provides 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
Ultrasound Club-Lebanon *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, expore its use in various specialties, and expand students skills and confidence in use. We hope to also educate and interact with the community. Ultrasound
Wilderness Medicine Club - LebanonTo 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 16, 2019. The Student Organization Committee will consider new club applications in early February (2020) and you can expect to hear the committee’s decision by mid-February. Contact COMP-Northwest Student Affairs (studentaffairsor@westernu.edu) for more information or to request an application.