SOURCE: Western University of Health Sciences
LEBANON, OR--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2011) - The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest will hold a gala grand opening and white coat ceremony for 100 students at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011.
COMP-Northwest's inaugural class will don white coats for the first time, signifying their entry into the healing professions, and serving as a reminder of the powerful influence of the healer. The ceremony, open to students, their families and invited guests, will take place on the COMP-Northwest campus, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Ore., from 1 to 4 p.m. July 30, followed by an Open House with refreshments from 4 to 6 p.m.
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 facility, built on the 50-acre Samaritan Health Sciences Campus adjacent to Lebanon Community Hospital, is a 54,000-square-foot building containing two large lecture halls and four 60-seat classroom spaces, student breakout and study rooms, an anatomy lab, an osteopathic manual medicine lab and significant research space.