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Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

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The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific was established in 1977. It is the only osteopathic medical school in the far West and is an independent, nonprofit institution, accredited by the state of California. The Western University of Health Sciences became its parent institution in 1996. In the vicinity of the college are many hospitals, clinics, colleges, and universities. Pomona is a multiethnic community in southern California known for its pleasant climate.


4-year. In addition to the standard medical school curriculum, there is a strong emphasis on nutrition, prevention wellness, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. The curriculum is organized in semesters and stresses the interdependence of the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. First and second years: Taught in the Health Sciences Center in Pomona, California, with clinical instruction and field experiences on campus and in the surrounding area. Third and fourth years: Utilized for the clerkship program in osteopathic and mixed staff hospitals and other clinical facilities in California and other states throughout the country. The school also operates a family practice outpatient clinic in Pomona, which helps serve the health needs of the community and also provides clinical training for its students. Affiliated Teaching Hospitals The school is affiliated with many hospitals, physicians’ offices, and ambulatory health care centers throughout the United States. Housing There is no on-campus housing. A housing referral system is available.


Candidates for admission must have a minimum science GPA of 3.30, a minimum overall GPA of 3.30, and a minimum average MCAT score of 9. All prerequisite coursework must be completed at the time of application. The AACOMAS application must be filed prior to June 15. The Western University/COMP supplementary application and all supporting documents must be filed prior to August 1. Interviews and decisions are granted August through September. If you apply as an Early Admission Decision candidate, you must apply only to Western University/COMP. Qualified applicants may take advantage of the Early Admission Decision Program if they apply only to Western University/COMP and submit their application to AACOMAS prior to June 15. Highly qualified candidates who have a strong preference for Western University/COMP are eligible for an Early Admission Decision.

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