by Betty Oden

Beginning in summer 2011, 100 students will begin their osteopathic medical education in a new 54,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility at the Northwest campus of Samaritan Health Services Sciences Center on North Santiam Highway in Lebanon.

Planning for the campus began more than two years ago, and builds on the five-year success of the Northwest Track program, which draws from six Northwest states. Presently, osteopathic medical students are trained for two years at Western University’s campus in Pomona, Calif., and then sent to sites around the Northwest for an additional two years of clinical training. The new campus will allow all four years of College of Osteopathic Medicine training to take place in the Northwest.

Samaritan Health Services and Western University in January 2008 announced plans to partner in the development of the medical school as part of the Samaritan Health Sciences Center in Lebanon because of the need for… Read the full story >>