Competitive Candidate Profile

We seek a well-rounded, achievement-oriented person whose character, maturity, and sense of dedication point to a successful and productive life as an osteopathic physician. We have historically sought diversity in our student population, and actively recruit underrepresented students. We welcome too, the nontraditional student who often offers exceptional potential for becoming an outstanding osteopathic physician.

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest (COMP-Northwest), it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the Admissions Committee some of the attributes listed below.

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We desire that each Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine student:

  • Is academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous program
  • Is well-rounded with diverse experiences
  • Has shown interest and involvement in the community
  • Demonstrates a commitment to compassionate health care
  • Has a good understanding of the profession and WesternU
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills

The following statistics for the class entering August 2017 will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For detailed statistics, please review Office of Institutional Research's Academic Outcomes webpage.

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the PacificPomona CampusLebanon CampusClass of 2021
Applications Received6,2673,83510,102
Interviews Granted7353441,079
Students Enrolled221108329
% Male58%54%57%
% Female42%46%43%
% Underrepresented Minorities11%11%11%
% In-State Residents84%39%69%
% Students Entering with Bachelor’s Degrees or Higher100%100%100%
% Students Entering with Graduate Level Degrees18%12%16%
Average Age262726
Average Overall GPA3.633.633.63
Average Science GPA3.603.593.60
Average Non-Science GPA3.683.693.69
Average MCAT506503504

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age or disabilities, and religion in any of its policies procedures, or practices. Please see the University Catalog for the complete WesternU/COMP Non-Discrimination Statement.