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WesternU Hosts Congressional Visit

by Rodney Tanaka

April 13, 2006

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The Congresswoman and her staff toured the College of Veterinarian Medicine (the only veterinary college in Southern California), the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. They learned about the university’s willed body program for both human and animal cadavers; and were impressed by the College of Pharmacy’s 100% pass rate for the last three consecutive NAPLEX exams – which is the required test for graduates to obtain their licenses and practice as pharmacists. One of the main purposes of Congresswoman Napolitano’s visit was to provide her staff with a general overview of WesternU, the five colleges housed here, and the role the university has in higher education in her district. Napolitano, who is currently serving her fourth term representing California’s 38th District, expressed her beliefs about how much the university helps to distinguish the City of Pomona – as it is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California. Currently, Western University of Health Sciences has approximately 2,000 students. After commencement ceremonies in May 2006, the university will have more than 5,600 alumni and will graduate its 3,000th physician. For more information on Western University of Health Sciences, please visit or call (909) 623-6116.


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