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COMP-Northwest welcomes 107 new students

by Rodney Tanaka

July 26, 2012

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The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest will hold its second annual Convocation and white coat ceremony Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.

The ceremony, open to students, their families and invited guests, will take place at Lebanon First Assembly of God Church, 726 West Oak St., Lebanon, Ore., beginning at 1 p.m. Seating for the ceremony begins at noon.

Paula M. Crone, DO, executive associate dean of COMP-Northwest and vice president of Oregon Campus Operations, will present the Convocation address. Paul Aversano, DO, clinical education site director for COMP-Northwest, will be the white coat keynote speaker.

Following the ceremony, an open house and reception will be held at the COMP-Northwest campus, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Ore.

The ceremony welcomes 107 new students, signifying their entry into the healing professions and serving as a reminder of the powerful influence of the healer. COMP-Northwest opened in July 2011 and is welcoming its second class.

COMP-Northwest is the second medical school campus of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, which is part of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif.

The Convocation and white coat ceremony is part of the student orientation and welcome week for the campus that begins Aug. 1 with a Class of 2016 student social and Convocation cookout. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 13. For more information about welcome week and a list of activities, visit

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