Welcome Week 2019

Western University of Health Sciences will hold Welcome Week activities for its Pomona, California campus Aug. 5-10. Welcome Week is set aside to help new students successfully navigate the campus and take advantage of available services. Please see the Welcome Week Schedule for program-specific dates and times.

Click here to view Welcome Week information for Pomona: https://www.westernu.edu/students/welcome-week/students-orientation/


Ninth class of medical students begins journey at WesternU COMP-Northwest

The ninth class of osteopathic medical students at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest marked the start of their health care careers on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, receiving white coats at the University’s Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, opened the Convocation ceremony, which marks the start of the University’s new academic year.

“I want to assure each and every one of you: We are all in this together,” he said. “A family-like culture has ever been and will forever be a hallmark of WesternU.”

The Oregon campus welcomed 103 students into the Class of 2023. Almost three-quarters of the new class is from the Pacific-Northwest, with 47 of calling Oregon home. The students from Oregon hail from a wide range of communities, from large metropolitan areas such as Portland and Eugene to small towns including Powers, Estacada, and Glide.

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More than 60 WesternU students present research at symposium

Western University of Health Sciences’ summer research program provides valuable experience and mentorship to students and is bigger than ever.

Thirty-seven WesternU students gave oral presentations and 27 students gave poster presentations at the 12th annual Student Technology and Research Symposium (STRS) Aug. 1, 2019 on the WesternU Pomona, California campus. STRS is the culmination of the 2019 summer research grant fellowships sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology.

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Click here to view a list of oral presentations: http://webassets.westernu.edu/westernu-news/docs/2019STRSOralPresentations.pdf

Click here to view a list of poster presentations: http://webassets.westernu.edu/westernu-news/docs/2019STRSPosterPresentations.pdf



From the College of Health Sciences:

WesternU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program receives 10-year accreditation
The College of Health Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the Department of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) has once again received the maximum 10-year reaccreditation approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The reaccreditation extends through June 2029.

“The faculty, students and administration really received what they have earned. They are an amazing group of people,” said College of Health Sciences Interim Dean Dee Schilling, PhD, PT, FNAP. “Our faculty are experts in their field. Our curriculum is outstanding. The level of support we have from administration exceeds that which is often seen at other institutions.”

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Kudos on accomplishments
College of Health Sciences Assistant Dean Tina Meyer, DHSc, PA-C, is starting a three-year term on the Community Senior Services Board of Directors. Community Senior Services is a Claremont-based not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of programs, services and support for older adults, caregivers and others interested in enhancing the aging services in the community. Click here to visit the Community Senior Services website.