COMP-Northwest Class of 2019 New Student Guidebook

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COMP-Northwest Class of 2019 New Student Guidebook
COMP-Northwest
Class of 2019
New Student Guidebook
Contents
Welcome from the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Paula M. Crone, D.O. ..................................3
Welcome Week Schedule ...........................................................................................................................................................4
To Do List (Surveys/Training/Updates) ......................................................................................................................................7
Equipment List ............................................................................................................................................................................8
To Pick Up at Bookstore..........................................................................................................................................................8
To Buy .....................................................................................................................................................................................9
What to Wear ...........................................................................................................................................................................10
Information Technology Requirements ...................................................................................................................................12
Links to Bookmark ....................................................................................................................................................................13
WesternU Contacts...................................................................................................................................................................15
Living in Lebanon ......................................................................................................................................................................16
Student Health Insurance .........................................................................................................................................................17
Student Clubs, T.O.U.C.H., and Student Government Association (SGA).................................................................................18
Dates to Remember..................................................................................................................................................................19
Maximizing Your Potential........................................................................................................................................................20
Student-Recommended Academic Resources .........................................................................................................................21
Behavioral Health: Personal Counseling & Support .................................................................................................................28
Academic Support: Tutoring & Counseling...........................................................................................................................29
Disability Accommodations Support ....................................................................................................................................30
Student Health..........................................................................................................................................................................31
Financial Aid..............................................................................................................................................................................34
Office of the Registrar ..............................................................................................................................................................35
Alumni Relations.......................................................................................................................................................................36
Assorted Information ...............................................................................................................................................................38
Building Access Hours ...........................................................................................................................................................38
Safety and Security ...............................................................................................................................................................38
Emergency Notification System and Campus Closure Information .....................................................................................38
Identification Badges & Building Access ...............................................................................................................................38
Student and Visitor Parking Permits .....................................................................................................................................38
Complements Club: A Club For Your Other Half ..................................................................................................................39
Welcome from the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific,
Paula M. Crone, D.O.
To the COMP-Northwest Class of 2019,
It is a pleasure to welcome each of you to the Western University of
Health Sciences family and to COMP-Northwest.
This is a momentous point in your career as you embark on the next stage of your journey to
begin medical school and become a physician. Over the next four years, you will receive a
world-class medical education that will lay a solid foundation and prepare you for your future
as a physician.
These next four years will be as rewarding as they are difficult. You will begin the lifelong
process of gaining the knowledge and skills that will allow you to take care of your future
patients. The care of these patients is an honor and privilege. The practice of medicine is
never just a job, but a vocation and passion that is worth all of the time, effort, and moments
of frustration. It is a pursuit worthy of lifelong dedication.
My expectations for your class are high. I expect you to take your new role as a medical
student seriously and to appreciate all that it entails. With your medical education, you are
given great responsibility. Your future patients will put their trust and their lives in your
hands. They will trust you with the trivial to the serious and everything in between; with their
secrets and their fears; their worries; their injuries, illnesses and diseases. You will witness
their triumphs and tragedies, their joys and sorrows. They will entrust to you their health and
their lives. As their physician, you will be given the opportunity to become woven into the
fabric of their lives and to become an integral part of their communities. I expect much from
you, but no less than what your future patients will expect.
I am often asked what my vision is for the physician of tomorrow. It begins with where we are
today. The physician of today must be a global thinker as well as a community-based local
leader. The physician of the future must be prepared to practice from Haiti to Heppner and
everywhere in between, with and without the tools that technology brings us. The physician
of the future must also be prepared to be innovative as well as team-centered leaders.
I charge each and every one of you to always remember: at the end of every action, every
thought and every deed, there is a patient. Work hard to become “caring, compassionate,
lifelong learners with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy.” Always strive for excellence and
keep your standards set high. Plan to practice with purpose, passion and skill. Your
Osteopathic Medical Education will serve you well.
Welcome, Class of 2019!
Paula M. Crone, D.O.
Vice President of Oregon Operations
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and COMP-Northwest
Welcome Week Schedule
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Convo-Cookout
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
COMP-Northwest – 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
The Convo-Cookout is a social event for COMP-Northwest STUDENTS ONLY. This will be your first
opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow classmates. You will be welcomed by the Dean
of COMP, Paula M. Crone, DO, and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with the faculty,
staff and current students of COMP-Northwest. We have several ice-breaker activities planned,
so please be sure to dress in clothes that you can be active in!
Attire: Casual, weather-appropriate dress
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Registration, Student Processing & WesternU Orientation
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
COMP-Northwest – 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
Arrive and check in 8:15 to 8:45 AM. The class will be given an overview of the week and specific
daily activities by Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, Director of Student Affairs, and Ms. Kim DeKruif,
University Registrar. Registration and processing stations will be open until noon. Following
registration and student processing, the Office of University Student Affairs has provided lunch,
which will be served at the Samaritan Center (adjacent to COMP-Northwest). University
orientation will begin promptly at 1:00 PM in Lecture Hall I.
Attire: Professional (we will be taking your graduation photos)
Bring: Laptops (for IT configuration), medical equipment (if you have been approved for an
exemption with your own equipment)
Friday, July 31, 2015
Convocation and White Coat Ceremonies Rehearsal
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lebanon First Assembly of God Church – 726 West Oak Street, Lebanon, OR 97355
Map/Directions
Please arrive at the church by 9:00 AM. We will start with an overview and important information
about Saturday’s events. We will walk through entry, seating, coating, recognition, oath, and
departure processes. Following lunch (on your own), please return to campus promptly at 1:00
PM to attend the President’s Ice Cream Social.
Please help us get a phone list ready. Answer three questions at :
http://goo.gl/forms/F29b7WZz2O
Attire: Professional
Bring: White coat
President’s Ice Cream Social
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
COMP-Northwest – 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
Continuing the tradition started at COMP in 1977, COMP-Northwest will hold its fourth annual
President’s Ice Cream Social, hosted by WesternU President, Dr. Philip Pumerantz. Dr. Pumerantz
takes great pride in greeting every incoming student and looks forward to meeting all of you at
the event. You will also have the opportunity to socialize with your classmates, Lebanon faculty
and staff, and visiting faculty from the Pomona campus.
Attire: Professional
Bring: Your family
Saturday, August 1, 2015
COMP- Northwest Convocation and White Coat Ceremonies
1:00 PM – approx. 3:30
PM
Lebanon First Assembly of God Church – 726 West Oak Street, Lebanon, OR 97355
Map/Directions
Convocation is the official opening of the academic year. Arrive at COMP-Northwest no later
than 11:00 AM in Lecture Hall I. Due to parking limitations, do not go directly to the church. We
will review the procedures and board buses that will transport us to the church at 11:30 am. The
processional will begin at 12:45 PM.
REMEMBER TO PRESS YOUR WHITE COAT PRIOR TO THE EVENT!
Attire: Professional with white coat
Bring: White coat
COMP-Northwest Open House and Reception
Immediately following ceremony
COMP-Northwest – 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
Following the Convocation and White Coat Ceremonies, COMP-Northwest will host an on-site
reception and Open House. This will be a great opportunity to show your family and guests
around your school! Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, August 2, 2015 NO REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
Monday , August 3, 2015
DO 2019 Class Portrait
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
COMP-Northwest – 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355
Please arrive by 8:45 AM 10:45 am in the main lobby as a photographer will be taking the
DO2019 class portrait.
Attire: Professional (REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR PRESSED WHITE COAT!)
Bring: White coat
Student Bowling Extravaganza
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Linn Lanes Bowling Alley – 2250 S. Main Rd., Lebanon, OR 97355
Map/Directions
Enjoy the afternoon with your fellow classmates and families over appetizers and sodas! Show up
ready to bowl and have some fun!
Attire: Casual
Bring: Your family
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Advisor/Advisee Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Samaritan Center, Adjacent to COMP-Northwest
This is an opportunity for you to enjoy breakfast with your assigned Academic Advisor. Check-in
begins at 8:15 AM and you will be directed to your advisor’s table. Come prepared with any
questions you have of your advisor.
Attire: Professional
Tuesday August 4, 2015 (cont.)
9:45 AM – 5:00 PM
COMP-Northwest Orientation, Oregon Educational Partner
Presentations
Please return to Lecture Hall 1 immediately following the Academic Advisor Breakfast. We will
move into an overview of COMP-Northwest, as well as hear presentations by Oregon Education
Partners. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon
(OPSO). A fun activity is also planned for this afternoon to acquaint you with the COMPNorthwest facility.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
COMP-Northwest Student Panel
8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
COMP- Northwest – 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR 97355 – Lecture Hall I
The student panel, hosted by representatives of OMS II, III, and IV, is an opportunity to ask
questions, gain valuable insights, learn about important programs and resources, address
concerns, and have dialogue with your upperclassmen.
COMP-Northwest Student “Tech Talk”
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The student panel will be followed by a “Tech Talk” regarding computer usage, helpful support
programs and how to maximize your learning.
COMP-Northwest Orientation
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, Director, of Student Affairs, will provide students an overview of
key elements of the student catalog, submitting time off requests, important policies and
procedures, and how to engage faculty and academic resources. Lonny Bevill, MA, LMFT, will
discuss maintaining school/life balance.
OMM/NMM Structural Exam Overview
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dr. Janice Blumer will explain the structural exam process. Between 1 – 4 PM, all students will
obtain their exam in the OMM Lab. Once your structural exam is complete, you will be free to
leave campus for the remainder of the day.
Attire: Business casual
Bring: Structural exam clothing (shorts for men, sports-bras and shorts for women)
August 6 -9, 2015
DAYS OFF FOR STUDENTS
August 10, 2015
CLASSES BEGIN
To Do List
(Surveys/Training/Updates)
All surveys are required except the Welcome Week Satisfaction survey. Your input on Welcome
Week is very useful to us.
Please be sure to complete the task by the deadline noted.
We will confirm completion of all tasks below, and a note will be made in your student record if you
do not complete the task by the deadline (Note: You’ll still have to complete the task). Please contact
Dr. Singer-Chang if you have any concerns regarding taking the * inventories.
Task
Description
Time to
Complete
Deadline
Address/Phone Update
Available now!
Log into Banweb to update your address and cell
phone number now, and any time they change. This
information may be used to notify you of on-campus
emergencies and for urgent follow-up.
5 min.
8/10/15
American Association of
Colleges of
Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
2015-2016 Entering Student
Survey Available now!
This survey asks about your career plans and concerns
regarding debt. Your responses are important in
developing public policy on financing medical
education, and all individual responses are
confidential. You do not need to send proof of
completion; we receive a report.
10 min.
8/10/15
VARK Assessment*
Available now!
The results of this survey will help you to identify your
preferred learning style; Visual, Auditory, Reading/
Writing, or Kinesthetic.
Results will be discussed in the ISSM course.
10 min.
8/10/15
VARK Assessment Results
Available now!
Submit your VARK results via this form for ISSM
course credit. Access issue? Contact:
[email protected]
2 min.
8/10/15
Learning Styles Type Inventory
(LSTI)* Available now!
The results of this survey (based on Myers-Briggs), in
conjunction with Dr. Pelley’s “Medical Student
Success Types,” will be used to help you learn how to
adjust for success in medical school. Results will be
discussed in the ISSM course.
15 min.
8/10/15
LSTI Inventory Results
Available now!
Submit your LSTI results via this form for ISSM course
credit. Access issue? Contact:
[email protected]
2 min.
8/10/15
Catalog Acknowledgement
Available by 8/1/15!
Please take a moment to review the 2015-2016 COMP
Catalog and then confirm that you have read and
understand the contents. After reviewing, submit the
catalog acknowledgement.
1 min.
8/10/15
Osteopathic Identity Survey
Available by 8/1/15
Used to assess your perception and value of a DO
degree in relation to other professional health care
degrees. Results will be discussed and credit earned in
5 min.
8/10/15
ISSM course. Watch for an email from
[email protected] with the link.
Welcome Week Satisfaction
(optional) Available on 8/8/15
The results of this anonymous survey will be used to
assess the effectiveness of Welcome Week so that we
can make improvements for next year. Watch for an
email from [email protected] with a
link.
10 min.
8/10/15
Copyright & Plaigiarism
Tutorials Available by 8/7/15
Log into Blackboard, under “My Courses,” select
“University Online Resources Center,” then “Campus
Policies.” Review the Copyright & Plagiarism tutorials,
then pass both quizzes with 80% or higher. Access
issue? Contact: [email protected]
60 min.
9/4/15
Sexual Harassment Training
Available by 8/15/15
Watch for an email from [email protected] with the
link. You do not need to send proof of completion; we
receive a report.
30 min.
8/15/15
Vision Statement
Available by 9/15/15
The results of this survey will be used by your new
class officers to craft the class vision statement in
October. Watch for an email from
[email protected] with the link.
8 min.
10/1/15
Equipment List
To Pick Up at Bookstore
The following items have been purchased for you at a substantially discounted rate. Your student
account will be charged for the cost of these items and you will pick them up at the WesternU
Bookstore during Student Processing.
Item
Course
Status
Stethoscope (Littman Cardiology III)
ECM &
OPP
Required
Insufflation Bulb and Tubing
ECM
Required
Welch Allyn Diagnostic Set (Comprising
Ophthalmoscope, Otoscope)
ECM
Required
Welch Allyn Sphygmomanometer (blood
pressure cuff kit)
ECM
Required
Already Have This Equipment? Bring it to the Bookstore during student processing and a
representative from the Department of Family Medicine will evaluate your equipment. If approved,
they will indicate to the Bookstore that the fee should be reversed for that item.
To Buy
The following items are either required or recommended for the specified courses. These items are
available for purchase at the Bookstore, at reduced prices.
Item
Course
Status
ECM
OPP
OPP
Required
Turning Technologies RespondeCard RF
LCD (aka “clicker”)
OAA
Required
Black-ink ballpoint pen
ECM
Required
Disposable gloves, 1 box
MGA
Required
Ear speculums (4mm and 2.5 mm)
ECM
Required
Monofilament
ECM
Required
Pocket eye chart
(included in Maxwell guide)
ECM
Required
Safety glasses or goggles, 1 pair
MGA
Required
Scalpel blades, #21 or #22
MGA
Required
Short clinic jacket
ECM
Required
Tuning forks, both 128Hz (or 256Hz) and
512Hz
Watch with second hand feature
(digital is accepted)
ECM
Required
ECM
Required
Additionally, each anatomy table
requires (4 students/table):
• 1 Netter's Atlas of Anatomy (5th or
6th Edition) **
• 1 combination lock with a small hasp
(The hole through which the hasp fits is
not large, and medium to large
MasterLocks won't fit. The Bookstore
offers Olympia 3 Dial Combo Lock UPC:
3D-003).
• 2 WesternU-specific dissecting kits
(available at Bookstore)
If you have an atlas and lock, you can
bring them, or wait to ask your team.
Equipment bag
MGA
Required
ECM
Recommended
Pediatric blood pressure cuff (included in
DS-58 Sphygmomanometer kit)
ECM
Recommended
Tongue blades (depressors): individually
wrapped, disposable
ECM
Recommended
Pen light (with replaceable batteries
preferred, but disposable is okay)
ECM
Recommended
Reflex hammer
NMM/OMM Manual*
Required
* The NMM/OMM Manual is available for download on Blackboard, or it can be purchased from the
Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO).
** Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy can be purchased directly from the Bookstore, or get it for free as part
of your membership in the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO).
Questions About Bookstore Pickups?: Email Bookstore
Questions About ECM Purchases?: Email Dr. Pham at [email protected]
Questions About MGA Purchases?: Email Prof. Merbs at [email protected]
Questions About OPP Purchases?: Email Dr. Blumer at [email protected]
Questions About OAA Purchases?: OTRS Student Portal (Pre-Clinical dropdown)
What to Wear
The Welcome Week schedule indicates the expected attire for each day. During the academic year,
the dress code will vary by activity: see below for required clothing that you may not already have in
your wardrobe. Keep in mind that scrubs may never be worn in the classroom. In general, we ask
that as future physicians, you begin dressing more like you will in practice, as this will help you
prepare yourself mentally to transition into your professional life. Remember that professional attire
is a sign of respect to your future patients and attendings. The official University dress code may be
found in the University Catalog (see “Dress Code/Identification”).
Medical Gross Anatomy (MGA) Attire:
•
•
•
•
1+ set of scrubs or comparable clothes you don’t mind staining – no shorts or skirts underneath
Closed-toed shoes you don’t mind staining. Heel height may not exceed 1/2"
1 pair of safety goggles and gloves
1 lab coat (provided)
Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) Attire:
•
•
shorts above the knee for men and women
sports bras for women
If this attire is not in keeping with your religious observances, we will be happy to work with you.
Please contact Dr. Blumer for more information.
Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM) Attire:
•
Men shall wear white coats with professional-appearing dress pants or slacks with a button-down
dress shirt with collar: ties, dress shoes and dress socks are required. For safety purposes, OSHA
regulations prohibit open-toed shoes. Inappropriate attire includes: jeans (or denim material), shorts,
cargo pants, t-shirts, polo shirts, tank tops, scrubs (tops or bottoms), or any attire that could be
construed as casual. Recreational (top siders/boat shoes) or athletic footwear (tennis shoes, running
shoes, and sandals) and boots will not be permitted.
•
Women shall wear white coats with dresses, slacks, or skirt combinations with blouses or shirts. If
hosiery is worn, it must be professional. Skirts should fall below the knee; revealing clothing is
considered unprofessional. OSHA regulations prohibit open-toed shoes. For safety purposes, you
must wear closed-toed dress shoes. Inappropriate attire includes: jeans (or denim material), shorts,
cargo pants or capris/crop pants, t-shirts, polo shirts, tank tops, scrubs (tops or bottoms), leggings,
low-cut blouses or tops, or any attire that could be construed as casual. Recreational (top siders/boat
shoes) or athletic footwear (tennis shoes, running shoes, and sandals) and boots will not be
permitted.
•
Both men and women shall wear scrubs on designated days when indicated on the Course
Schedule section of the Syllabus. Scrubs should not be the same ones worn during anatomy.
•
Tattoos should be covered during patient encounters. Facial piercings should be removed.
Unprofessionally colored hair is not permitted (ie. red, green, pink, blue, etc) . Facial hair should be
groomed neatly at all times.
Information Technology Requirements
Student Account Access:
1. Open your web browser and go to the WesternU Home Page at www.westernu.edu
2. Select “Resources,” then “Current Students,” and then “Self-Service (BanWeb)”
3. Select “Enter Secure Area: Alumni, Employee, and Student”
4. Enter your user ID and PIN in the corresponding fields
Your user ID is the same as the number on your WesternU ID badge, below the barcode
(including the @ symbol).
Help Desk Contact:
[email protected] or 909-469-5432
COMP Computer Specifications:
Processor
Display
System
Memory
Hard Drive
Removable
Media
Operating
System
Ports
Software
Minimum
Required
Specifications
Intel Core i3
Recommended Specifications*
*Highly encouraged by IT staff
LCD capable of
1024x768
resolution or
higher
4 GB RAM
LCD capable of 1440 x 900
resolution or higher
120 GB
~256 GB or solid-state drive or
higher
CD-RW/DVD-RW combo drive
(internal or external)
CD-RW / DVD
combo
(internal or
external)
Windows 7 (OS
X 10.9 for Mac)
2 USB ports
 Microsoft
Office 2007
(2011 for Mac)
 Internet
Explorer 9
(Safari 7 for
Mac)
 Adobe
Reader X
 Antivirus
w/ updatable
definitions
 Windows
Media Player
Intel Core i5 processor or higher
8 GB RAM or higher
64-Bit OS:Windows 7 or Windows
8 (OS X 10.9 for Mac)
4 USB ports or higher
 Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013
(2011 for Mac)
 Internet Explorer 10 or higher
(Safari 7 for Mac)
 Abode Reader (updated to
newest version)
 Microsoft Security Essentials
(suggested) (free download and
included w/ Windows 8)
 Windows Media Player 12
(QuickTime for Mac)
 Java version (updated to
newest version)
 Flash (updated to newest
12 (QuickTime
version)
for Mac)
 Java
(updated to
newest
version)
 Flash
(updated to
newest
version)
LAN
 10/100
 10/100/1000 Internal
Internal
 Ethernet Cable
 Ethernet
Cable
Wireless
 802.11
 802.11ac or 802.11 a/b/g/n
Ethernet
a/b/g
WesternU students are encouraged to use Windows-based laptops. However, many students
find that they are able to use MacBooks with little to no issues. Please keep in mind that not all
Apple producs are guaranteed to work with all college-specific software requirements. Apple
compatibility is dependent upon each software vendor’s support and will vary by product.
WesternU TechSupport suggests running Windows 7 via Boot Camp
if you encounter Apple software incompatibilities.
A warranty for your laptop is highly recommended for students
while they are attending WesternU (3-4 year warranty.)
***Netbooks, tablets & Chromebooks do NOT meet the minimum requirements.
These devices will not be supported by WesternU IT***
Windows XP is no longer supported by WesternU TechSupport/IT or Microsoft.
Links to Bookmark
Resource
What Will I Need It For?
Welcome Week
Convocation, White Coat, Ice Cream Social details and more!
BanWeb
Update mailing address and phone numbers
Blackboard
ECM session materials and assignments, OMM assignments,
online exams, and documents (e.g. manuals, textbooks, table
assignments, exam information).
OSA SharePoint
Request for Time Off form, Key Resources Summary, links to
video recordings of co-curricular presentations
Curriculum
Calendar and
Course Content
Details regarding when you have class and who’s teaching, watch
lecture webcast recordings and access discussion board forums.
OTRS Student
Portal
Ask questions regarding the curriculum and career development.
Academic
Progress Portal
Check exam, quiz, assignment grades, learning outcomes, class
averages by assignment/exam, etc.
ExamSoft
Download exam software, retrieve exam results, print individual
student grade sheets.
Request for Time
Off Form
Use this form to request time off as soon as you are aware that
you need to miss required curriculum, for any amount of time
and for any reason.
Careers in
Medicine
A fantastic resource for career development including identifying
your strengths and comparing your profile to those of matched
residents.
Scholarships
Database
Scholarships can be searched by scholarship name, program,
deadline date, etc.
Technical Support
Tech Support offers just-in-time technical support to students,
faculty and staff.
Password
Registration and
Password Reset
Before you forget it, register your password and create security
questions, so that you can reset your password without having to
contact Tech Support. This comes in handy on holidays and late
Saturday nights.
University
Holiday Calendar
Start and end of semester dates, observed holidays etc.
Library
Search the online library database, reserve a study room,
renew checked out items, see upcoming Library events and use
Up-To-Date.
WesternU Contacts
Office of Student Affairs (OSA) – Student Support and Advocacy
[email protected] 541-259-0209
OSA SharePoint
Career Development
OTRS Student Portal
541-259-0275
Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) – Academic Support, Pre-Clinical Education
Edward Junkins, MD, Assoc. Dean 541-259-0246
OTRS Student Portal
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Medicine Department (NMM/OMM)
[email protected]
541-259-0219
NMM/OMM Website
Department of Family Medicine – Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM)
[email protected]
541-259-0216
Interprofessional Education (IPE)
[email protected]
909-469-5652
IPE Website
Learning Enhancement & Academic Development (LEAD) – Tutoring & Counseling
[email protected]
541-259-0226
LEAD Website
Sign Up For Tutoring
Sign Up For Academic Counseling
Accommodations & Resource Center (AARC) – Disability Accommodations Support
[email protected]
909-469-5441
CDHP/AARC Website
Information Technology – Computer Support
[email protected]
909-469-5432
Tech Support Website
Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library – Library Services
[email protected]
909-469-5323
Library Website
OptumHealth
800-234-5465
Optum Health Website
Lonny Bevill, LMFT
541-905-5423 (office)
Suicide Prevention
800-273-8255
Counseling and Behavioral Health
University Student Affairs (USA) – Student Activities & Services
[email protected]
909-469-5340
USA Website
909-469-5353
Financial Aid Website
909-469-5491
Registrar Website
Financial Aid
[email protected]
Office of the Registrar
[email protected]
COMP-Northwest Security – Safety & Campus Escort
541-968-4840
Campus Safety Website
909-469-ALUM
Alumni Relations Website
Office of Alumni Relations
[email protected]
Living in Lebanon
Lebanon is located in the Mid-Willamette Valley of
Oregon, just eight miles east of Interstate 5. Elevated at
347 feet above sea level, Lebanon is ideally situated to
take maximum advantage of all that Oregon has to offer.
Lebanon is 35 minutes from the Cascades Mountains,
which are ideal for hiking, skiing, hunting, mountain
biking, camping, and fishing. Lebanon is just a 45-minute
drive to the cities of Eugene to the south and Salem to
the north. Lebanon is a 90-minute drive from the scenic
Oregon Coast and the Portland metropolitan area.
The Lebanon community has developed an excellent city parks system, and enthusiastically
supports its annual Strawberry Festival, home of the “World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake.”
Agriculture has always been a strong element in the area’s economy. More and more
professionals live in Lebanon and commute to nearby areas for work. Lebanon has a rich history
in timber-related industries. Like the rest of Oregon’s timber communities, the area has
experienced a period of transition. The community’s economic base is beginning to diversify with
the arrival of high technology companies, distribution centers, and manufacturers.
Housing alternatives in Lebanon are wide-ranging in style, age, cost, and surroundings. The cost
of housing is extremely moderate compared to other West Coast locations.
Opportunities for continued education are abundant as Oregon State University in Corvallis is just
20 miles away, and the University of Oregon in Eugene is within a 45-minute drive. Linn-Benton
Community College in Albany is only 14 miles from Lebanon and has satellite locations in both
Lebanon and Sweet Home.
Please visit the City of Lebanon and Chamber of Commerce websites at:
http://www.ci.lebanon.or.us/ (City)
http://lebanon-chamber.org/ (Chamber)
Community Resources:
Police Department (non-emergency)
Lebanon Fire Department (non-emergency)
Lebanon Community Development
Lebanon Public Library
Lebanon City Parks Department
Oregon State Parks Department
Linn County Parks Department
Linn County Shuttle
U.S. Postal Service (Lebanon)
Lebanon Department of Motor Vehicles
(541) 451-1751
(541) 451-1901
(541) 258-4906
(541) 258-4932
(541) 258-4917
(800) 451-5687
(541) 967-3917
(541) 367-4775
(800) 275-8777
(541) 451-1145
Utilities:
Garbage/Recycling:
Natural Gas:
Telephone/Internet/TV:
Internet/TV:
Telephone/Internet/TV:
Electric:
Electric:
Water/Sewer:
Allied Waste
Northwest Natural Gas
Century Link
Peak Internet
Comcast
Pacific Power
Consumers Power Inc.
City of Lebanon
(541) 928-2551
(800) 231-2986
(541) 259-1241
(541) 754-7325
(888) 824-8264
(888) 221-7070
(800) 872-9036
(541) 258-4914
Student Health Insurance
Maintaining health insurance throughout the duration of enrollment is required for all WesternU
students. Each academic year, students are required to show proof of insurance coverage at
registration. You may either opt to find independent coverage suitable for your needs or enroll in
coverage through WesternU.
Health insurance is available at a reasonable cost through a program offered by the University
and underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance. All students are automatically enrolled in this
plan, and they have a 30-day grace period from the first day of class to provide proof of
alternative insurance coverage to the Office of the Registrar. Once satisfactory proof has been
received, the insurance charges for the University plan are reversed. There will be no refunds or
fees reversed after the 30-day grace period. No exceptions!
For details on the student health insurance plan, please
visit the student insurance information page provided
by Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions. You may
also download claim forms, search for network doctors
or access the Express Scripts website from this page.
Dependent coverage: Download a copy of the dependent enrollment form at:
http://www.renstudent.com/Students/SchoolDetail.aspx?SchoolGroupID=122
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan brochure:
http://www.westernu.edu/bin/students/health-insurance-brochure.pdf
Student Clubs, T.O.U.C.H., and Student Government Association (SGA)
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Clubs are the primary resource and means for students to get involved in activities and
community outreach at COMP-Northwest. All students are encouraged to join and participate in
clubs that support their particular interests. For a current listing of all approved clubs at COMPNorthwest Please go to http://www.westernu.edu/students-or/students-clubs-1-or.
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The TOUCH program stands for Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community
Health, and is a creation of the COSGP, the Council of Osteopathic Student Government
Presidents.
This is a national program that gives points to osteopathic medical students for volunteering and
community service. Every hour a student volunteers, he or she earns one point. Students who
have accumulated 50, 100, or more hours before March 31 of every year are given special
recognition at an award ceremony. This recognition is included into the individual student’s Dean
Letter.
Every event that students receive credit for must be approved by the Community Outreach
Director, as it must follow certain criteria to be TOUCH-eligible. To get an event approved, you
must submit an Event Documentation form (found at the bottom of the page) at least one week
prior to the event. If you do not, your event may not be approved in time. Remember, this must
be done by club representatives if it is a club-sponsored event, or by individuals who wish to
volunteer on their own.
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DO 2019 will be electing its own slate of SGA officers. If you're interested in running for a class
officer position, please email [email protected] with the position for which you
wish to run. SGA positions include president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Inaugural
officer terms will run from October 2015 through February 2016.
Please see the COMP-Northwest Student Affairs website for club and SGA officer responsibilities.
Clubs: http://www.westernu.edu/bin/students/club-officer-responsibilities.pdf
SGA: http://www.westernu.edu/bin/students/class-officer-responsibilities.pdf
Executive Student Government Association
The Executive Student Government Association (ESGA) is the
representative governing body of the students from all colleges at
Western University of Health Sciences. It consists of representatives
from each class, plus a president, vice-president, secretary and
treasurer. The primary function of the SGA is to serve as a liaison
between the students, faculty, and administration. The ESGA works
with the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and other
student organizations to bring about changes that will benefit the
student body as a whole. The ESGA supports student conduct,
rights, and educational needs including recommendations for
changes to the curriculum. COMP-Northwest is represented by and
conducts its own executive work through the OMSII student elected
to serve as the Executive Vice President.
Dates to Remember
Convocation
Labor Day (no classes)
Columbus Day (no classes)
Thanksgiving Recess
August 1, 2015
September 7, 2015
October 12, 2015
Last day of classes November 25, 2015
Classes resume November 30, 2015
Winter Recess
Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
President’s Day (no classes)
Honors Day
Memorial Day (no classes)
Commencement (Lebanon)
Last day of classes December 18, 2015
Classes resume January 4, 2016
January 18, 2016
February 15, 2016
Second half of April
May 30, 2016
June 3, 2016
Maximizing Your Potential
Student-Recommended Academic Resources
For Multiple Classes
Resources:
OMSII’s Suggestions:
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1
(ISBN-10: 0071802320)
 Don’t try to play "catch up;" you will
never know the info as well as you want
to.
 Keep your notes organized.
 Use a tutor or study buddy, if that
fits your learning style.
 Keep your chin up. Everyone feels
overwhelmed. You’re not alone.
 Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
 Repetition is key.
Pathoma (group deal)
Kaplan (offered by school)
Medical Gross Anatomy
Primary Resources:
71%: Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy
(ISBN-10: 1416059512)
29%: Color Atlas of Anatomy: A
Photographic Study of the Human Body
(Dead Body Book)
(ISBN-10: 1582558566)
25%: Nothing...just the slides
17%: General Anatomy and
Musculoskeletal System (THIEME Atlas
of Anatomy)
(ISBN-10: 160406286X)
13%: Gray’s Anatomy
(ISBN-10: 0443066841)
12%: Netter's Anatomy Flashcards
(ISBN-10: 143771675X)
7%: Rohen's Photographic Anatomy
Flash Cards
(ISBN-10: 0781778352)
Other Resources:
BRS Gross Anatomy
(ISBN-10: 9781605477459) OMSII’s
Suggestions:
 Helpful Websites:
o Dr. Wedel’s Study Materials
o Human Anatomy Online
o List of Dissections
o Learning Radiology
o Zygote Body
o The Anatomy Zone
o Anatomy Guy
o Acland’s Video Atlas of Anatomy
o AnatomyTV
o YouTube
 Use lab as much as possible, looking
at as many bodies as you can.
 Be prepared for dissection. You will
learn way more if you are prepared.
 Watch Dr. Benninger’s dissection
videos. They’re brief overviews of
roughly what your dissection should look
like.
 Transcribe Mr. Bertetta's lecture.
 Every day: 1) preview day’s material,
2) watch lecture live or on ECHO, 3)
review material.
 Office hours are amazing!
 Draw as much as possible.
 If it is your day off of dissecting,
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME!
 Forearm and hand is hardest...review
those the most.
MCBM
Primary Resources:
OMSII’s Suggestions:
64%: Nothing...just the slides
 You may have to adjust your study
style from anatomy - the format of the
material is very different and may catch
you off guard.
 Memorize Lippincott's.
 Write out pathways on white board
in as many colors as you need. Then
erase and write it out again. Just looking
at them will not make them stick. Try to
make them your own by writing them
out and using your own color scheme.
 Condense lectures down to 1 typed
document in your own words (with pics
from slides) and then use that to review
for the exam.
 Try to pick up on the different things
that the professors emphasize.
o Dr. Mitsouras:
 Is all about her objectives so be sure
to answer those as a review after
lecture.
 Print out her metabolism big pic
image and fill in enzymes --> SUPER
HELPFUL
 If she offers a study guide do it!
o Dr. Talbot:
 Gives a lot of info that is helpful on
the bottom of her PPT slides.
o For Dr. Kandpal:
 Memorize every slide and small
details.
 If he offers a study guide do it.
o For Dr. Brar:
 Memorize slides.
 Use Lippincott's to supplement.
o Ignore people when they say to
triage Kandpal or Wagner. Neither is
difficult with basic studying.
 Make your own notes based on the
objectives.
 Focus on knowing the details
 Use First Aid early and often.
34%: Biochemistry
(Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series)
(ISBN-10: 1451175620)
20%: First Aid for USMLE Step 1
(ISBN-10: 0071802320)
5%: Cell and Molecular Biology
(Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series)
(ISBN-10: 078179210X)
 Found that re-watching a majority of
the lectures was one of the best ways to
learn for this class.
IDIT
Primary Resources:
OMSII’s Suggestions:
55%: Nothing...just the slides
 One of the hardest classes. Take it
very serious!
 Draw out charts (start w/ First Aids)
 For funsies, there's an online game
that uses microbio in a pokemon-like
style game. Helpful for remembering
meds, labs, and clinical presentations of
symptoms: Microbe Invader
 Talk to Dr. Thrush!
 Thrush is an awesome instructor and
course director, but his questions aren't
easy. Do Dr. Thrush's clicker questions
and go to his question review sessions.
They are very valuable.
 Notecards are very helpful to make
and review constantly. Drugs and bugs
can be tricky so make the cards early.
o Caveat: this style is not for
everyone, but worth giving it a shot.
 Objectives are too broad for this
class. Make your own notes, that way it
isn’t as overwhelming to go through the
material.
 Get mnemonics!!! Whether you get
them from an upperclassman, First Aid,
or the internet, the best way to get all
the drugs and bugs is by using
mnemonics. You will be overwhelmed
otherwise.
 Study in groups and discuss out
loud, especially for Dr. Thrush's
material.
 Study bugs and drugs ‘til you're sick.
Listen to Thrush's lectures multiple
times.
 Break stuff up by subject.
 Get a study buddy to quiz each
other. Draw a flow chart for all the bugs.
 Found the following website
extremely helpful for the immunology
concepts
(Units 4 & 5): Microbiology Lecture EText
30%: First Aid for USMLE Step 1
(ISBN-10: 0071802320)
25%: Microbiology Made Ridiculously
Simple
(ISBN-10: 1935660039)
Other Random Resources:
Review of Medical Microbiology
and Immunology
(ISBN-10: 0071774343)
Immunology
(Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series)
(ISBN-10: 1451109377)
Lippincott's Microcards: Microbiology
Flash Cards
(ISBN-10: 145111219X)
Blood & Lymph
Primary Resources:
OMSII’s Suggestions:
75%: Pathoma (will be a group deal)
 Do not underestimate the difficulty
of the course. A lot of people said it was
an easy course and I did not put that
much effort into the class, which hurt
my grade.
 Get ready to adjust your study style
again moving into the systems. The
small group/large group format takes
some getting used to, so try to prepare
ahead of time as much as possible by
doing the assigned pre-reading and
previewing the cases.
 Make good use of your small group
time. This is an excellent chance to talk
through the info with your peers. This
helped me more than any other
technique for making the material stick,
but it is not useful if you do not have the
background to follow the conversation,
so always do some pre-reading.
 Watch Pathoma and Kaplan the
night before small groups to be able to
understand the clinical cases!
 Watch the Kaplan videos after
watching Pathoma and the lecture.
Kaplan is a great summary tool, but not
very good at teaching the material.
 For small groups, put everything on
a Google doc.
 Dr. Pumerantz is very tricky in how
he asks questions on the exams. He
really wants you to understand the
major concepts and be able to apply
them.
 Blood and Lymph does not have
much lecture time, so focus on
additional sources to enhance learning.
 Parsa, who lectures in every course,
or just about, lectures straight off his
PPT. His questions sometimes come
from knowing facts right on the slide.
61%: Kaplan (offered by school)
21%: Nothing…just slides
Other Random Resources:
Rapid Review Pathology (Goljan)
(ISBN-10: 0323087876)
Neuroscience
Resources:
51%: Nothing...just the slides
38%: Pathoma (group deal)
20%: Kaplan (offered by school)
16%: High Yield Neuroanatomy
(ISBN-10: 0781779464)
16%: Neuroscience (Purves)
(ISBN-10: 0878936955)
 Get the histology summary from a
second year. Dr. Bales does not post his
summary document until the last
minute, but it is SO helpful.
 Make up stories for the spinal cord
cross sections. (1 looks like a Buddha, 1
looks like an eagle...) It will be so much
easier to remember!
 Be prepared to devote lots of time
to this course. It is a blend of gross
anatomy and the systems courses. Try
to find other students to study with
because it can help solidify difficult
concepts and clarify details you might
otherwise overlook.
OMSII’s Suggestions:
 Everything goes by very fast and
there are a lot of lectures throughout
each week. The exams are kind of
spread out so you have a ton of material
for the test to study for the weekend
before. It seems like the worst thing
when you are going through it, but it
goes by very quickly. The first exam will
definitely discourage you, but try to
channel that into motivation for the rest
of the course.
 Draw tracts A LOT! Work hard to
learn them.
 Helpful Websites:
o Neuroanatomy Pathway Quizzes
o Interactive Neuroanatomy Atlas
o Head, Neck, Brain, Spine
o Hand Written Tutorials
o Brainstem Sections
o Neuroanatomy Lab Resource
 Do Bales’ DIT labs and compare
answers with someone. If you can
understand why the lab answers are
what they are, you will do better on his
questions.
 Purves is great to clarify Dr. Martin
and their online resources are good for
the spinal cord segment slides.
 Try to REALLY, REALLY understand
Dr. Bales’ material as everything builds
on top of that.
 For me, this was the hardest class of
the year so I got a LEAD tutor which was
helpful. Do not get overwhelmed by this
course.
 Don't bomb exam #1. Get a tutor
from LEAD if you need it. Don't triage
anything. The only difficult instructor for
me was Dr. Bales. If you find yourself
struggling with Dr. Bales, become his
bestie if needs be.
Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
Primary Resources:
OMSII’s Suggestions:
70%: Nothing...just lecture slides
 This class again is more difficult than
most people will tell you. Stay focused
and don't give up, it is not summer just
yet.
 Read the corresponding case studies
for each topic. Really helps solidify the
material after seeing it applied in reallife cases!
 Be sure to not get different time
frames of disorders mixed up because
the questions on the exams will be
tricky with that.
 Know the lecturers' definitions for
the various psychological diseases. I
found First Aid unhelpful compared to
the material that the instructors were
presenting in class. I used the slides the
most for this class.
 Know the diagnostic criteria really
well.
 Small group activities are actually
helpful if you do them right.
 Try to imagine a patient (or
classmate ;]) with each of the
conditions. Give them a name that will
help you remember treatment or a key
symptom, an age and gender that
mirrors the affected patient population,
and all or most of the symptoms
associated with the condition. It will
help you recognize patterns in patient
presentations later.
 Don't blow off lecture. You may not
feel comfortable with the presentation,
but you are still responsible for it. It may
not make sense at the beginning, but
you will learn to see the patterns. Stick
with it.
 For the OSCE, remember to go
through SIGECAPS or DIGFAST and
family history of mental illness. Be very
empathetic and tell the patient you
want to work on their issues together.
Building trust is crucial for a good grade.
30%: First Aid for USMLE Step 1
(ISBN-10: 0071802320)
Other Random Resources:
First Aid for Psychiatry Clerkship
(ISBN-10: 0071739238)
Case Files Psychiatry, Fourth Edition
(LANGE Case Files)
(ISBN-10: 0071753915)
Blueprints Psychiatry (Blueprints
Series)
(ISBN-10: 0781782538)
 Don't overthink it. Pick the most
obvious answer always.
 Pharmacology is also very important
in Psych, so be ready to spend some
time with this.
Musculoskeletal System
Resources:
50%: Pathoma
45%: Nothing…just the slides
36%: First Aid for USMLE Step 1
5%: Kaplan
OMSII’s Suggestions:
 Hang in there and finish strong! It gets really tough in this class to stay motivated, but try and push
through.
 Don't trust the 2nd year's advice on how "easy" the course is.
 This is the last class of the year and seems relatively easy since it is a lot of review from previous
classes....DON'T LET IT FOOL YOU!!! The test for this class was surprisingly hard considering the
material presented in class. Know all of the details.
 Pathoma is helpful in breaking down basic concepts and explaining the high yield concepts.
 I would definitely not neglect lecture slides and what is presented. Also, try to pick up on the
different subtle hints that professors give in class about what will be on the exam.
 Don't listen when a professor says something won't be on the test, because it still might be on the
test.
 First test is sneaky hard. Be careful. Everyone wants to tell you that MSK is very easy and that it
doesn't require much studying...that is not the case.
 If you haven't found Epocrates yet, find it. Then look up each disease and copy the classical
vignettes into a document and quiz yourself.
 Try and find a book that encompasses all of the vascular diseases covered (most MSK books don't).
 Know everything. It doesn't matter how well you know rheumatology because the questions are so
convoluted so focus on Path and Pharm; if you know the material you will get the questions right.
Behavioral Health: Personal Counseling & Support
ORGANIZATION: OptumHealth
CALL FOR PERSONAL COUNSELING: 800-234-5465 or ONLINE: Live & Work Well
Personal Counseling is available through a wide variety of OptumHealth counselors nationwide.
 The most common issues that our counselors see in relation to students are: stress, anxiety,
depression, relational concerns. They are very familiar with the student experience and can help!
CALL FOR GENERAL ADVICE: 800-234-5465 or ONLINE: Student Assistance Program (access code:
westernu)
General Advice on the following topics:
 Emotional Well-being (stress, depression, anger management, family issues, domestic violence,
grief)
 Work and School Issues (relationships, stress, career planning, performance concerns)
 Legal Assistance (divorce, landlord/tenant conflicts, wills, referrals)
 Financial Planning (help with credit reports, debt management, budgeting, delinquency)
 Substance Abuse & Recovery (alcohol/drug, eating disorders, support groups, community
services)
 Parenting and Childcare (becoming a parent, childcare referrals, parenting skills, strategies for
parents)
CALL FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: 800-273-8255
GOOD TO KNOW!
 You have access to the Student Assistance Program (SAP) through OptumHealth. Under the
SAP, you and any member of your immediate household are eligible for up to 5 free counseling
sessions for each "incident" or situation. These are confidential services and provide useful tools
and resources designed to help WesternU students or their family members learn new and useful
techniques for dealing with emotional well-being, work and school issues, legal issues, financial
planning, substance abuse and recovery, parenting and childcare. See above for details.
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To access personal counseling contact OptumHealth at (800) 234-5465 for authorization
before beginning any treatment. This is important because a brief initial telephone conversation
will help ensure you that you obtain access to the most appropriate provider for your needs. The
PBH provider network includes psychologists and other licensed clinical providers.
Lonny Bevill, LMFT is available on campus on Wednesday
afternoons and can be seen off campus on other days. You
may contact him directly without going through
OptumHealth as he can process your paperwork.
Lonny Bevill
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Location: Samaritan Medical Office Complex,
Suite A-2
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Hours: Wednesday (12:30pm-6:00pm). May also
be seen off campus.
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Contact: (541) 905-5423
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Academic Support: Tutoring & Counseling
DEPARTMENT: Learning Enhancement and Academic Development (LEAD)
LEAD Specilist: Karen Hill, M.Ed
CALL: 541-259-0226
Schedule an appointment: Counseling
TAP: Tutorial Assistance Program
ASK US ABOUT:
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Academic and Personal Wellbeing
Time Management
Stress Management
Study Strategies
Test Taking Strategies
Academic Coaching
Concentration/Mindfulness Training
GOOD TO KNOW!
Working harder is neither going to make you smarter nor will it help you perform better. What will
make you succeed are things such as:
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Cultivating relationships with your mentor, faculty, college resources.
Using LEAD to assist you and know that we have many different services in addition to tutoring.
Asking us questions about stress, motivation, mental training, academic coaching .
Allowing us to help find you identify your profile as an adult learner.
Learning which study strategies work best for you and the best ways to implement them .
Not comparing yourself with others.
Balancing your life – enough sleep – healthy nutrition – staying connected with friends and family.
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Disability Accommodations Support
Sandra Lawler
Melissa Aguayo
LaDonna Cash
Assistant Director
DEPARTMENT: Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy/Accommodations and
Resource Center (CDHP/AARC) CALL: 909-469-5441
VISIT: Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy building (CDHP), 1st floor
CONTACT: [email protected]
ONLINE: CDHP/AARC Website
ASK US ABOUT:
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Disabilities and/or medical conditions
Academic accommodations
Disability related documentation
Mobility assistance
Auxiliary aids
Physical access and architectural modifications
Disability management advising
Disability resources
GOOD TO KNOW!
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AARC, a division of CDHP, supports students with permanent or temporary disabilities and/or
medical conditions by:
 providing equal access to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services and/or
activities.
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maximizing potential while helping develop and maintain independence.
promoting self-awareness, self-determination, & self-advocacy in a comprehensively accessible
environment.
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Self-identify as an individual with a disability ASAP so that appropriate documentation and
ultimately accommodations can be set in place before you begin the curriculum! Don’t wait until
you’re struggling!
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AARC requires documentation that states the current disability and its impact on academic
functioning.
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Request academic accommodations by scheduling an intake appointment with the Assistant
Director of AARC; Sandra Lawler at [email protected]
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Request academic accommodations in a timely manner!
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We will always maintain confidentiality of your records and our communication.
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AARC provides disability referrals as needed.
Student Health
DEPARTMENT: Student-Employee Health Services
CALL: 909-706-3870 or 909-706-3527
VISIT: Business Center, Room 110
(follow the large white and purple signs)
CONTACT: [email protected]
HOURS: Monday-Friday 730am to 430pm
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Providing health clearance for continuing
registration
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Keeping your health information
confidential
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Providing copies of physical exams,
immunization records, titer results and
Tuberculosis clearance documents
Left to right: Eileen Cotter, Angela Alcantar, Melisa Mireles, Trena Rich
• Signing off on clinical rotation forms confirming you have met the sites health clearance
requirements
• Providing orders for specific blood tests/chest x-ray
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Monitoring post Bloodborne Pathogen exposures
GOOD TO KNOW!
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Read emails from Student Health as they usually deal with something you must complete in order
to ensure your health clearance is up to date.
• Make sure you are always current with health clearance requirements to avoid holds or clinical
rotation acceptances.
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Student Health can place holds on your account if you are not in compliance with the mandated
health clearance requirements. The hold will not be removed until proof of compliance is provided and
accepted.
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All vaccines, TB testing, blood tests and chest x-rays are available at the Patient Care Center located
on the Pomona Campus.
• When you begin your clinical rotations, be aware that it can take up to 10-business days to
complete the required forms, so get them in to us as soon as possible. You must complete as much of
the forms as possible or we will not accept them.
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TB Clearance: It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to remember due dates for TB clearance as this is a yearly
requirement. If you let the TB skin test go more than 1-year, you will have to do the 2-step PPD skin
test process before TB clearance can be given. This process takes up to 14-days to complete and can
affect your ability to go to your clinical rotations!
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If you have a prior history of a positive PPD skin test or for those students in Lebanon who obtained
the Quantiferon gold blood test, you must complete the TB symptoms checklist every year. The form
can be obtained in the PCC pharmacy or on the Student Employee Health Webpage.
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Seasonal Flu Vaccine: This is a yearly requirement. It must be administered on or after September
of each year. A hold will be placed on your account if proof of your having received the current the
flu vaccine is not received on or before November 30th .
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University Student Affairs (USA)
Clockwise from top left:
Beverly A. Sanks Guidry, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment Management
and University Student Affairs
Debbie Harvey, Executive Assistant, USA
Christy Ho, Interim Director for USA
Jessica Kersey, Assistant Director for USA
Joyce Hutson, USA Assistant
Irma Hebert, Operations Manager, USA
(Center top) Mina Mikhael, USA Associate
(Center bottom) Jared Abdus-Shakoor, USA
Assistant
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CALL: 909-469-5340
VISIT: Student Services Center, # 101
CONTACT: [email protected]
ONLINE: USA Website
HOURS: Mon-Thurs 7:30 am–5:00 pm and Fri from 12:00 to 5:00 pm
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Running for a Class Officer (SGA) Position (Oct)
Executive Student Government (SGA)Positions
Student Clubs
Local Housing Options
Fitness Memberships
Discounts
Health Insurance
Notary Services
Student Services
GOOD TO KNOW!
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Your class will be electing Class Student Government Association (SGA) officers shortly. If you're
interested in running for a class officer position please watch for two e-mails from the 2nd year Class
Vice President; one about a Q&A session and the other with advice on the application process. Class
Officer Applications are available online.
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Student clubs are a great way for students to get involved in activities and community outreach at
COMP. Take a look at the list of current clubs to find out which ones will support you personally and
grow you professionally then contact them directly or visit their booth at Club Day in the fall.
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All incoming students are required to complete a 30-minute sexual harassment training by August
14, 2015. An e-mail with instructions will be sent to you.
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If you forgot your student ID, simply show us another photo ID and we will be happy to create a
temporary ID for you.
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Financial Aid
DEPARTMENT: Financial Aid
CALL: (541) 259-0360
CONTACT: [email protected]
ONLINE: Financial Aid Website
ASK US ABOUT:
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How to get money to pay for my education while attending WesternU
Student Budget
Scholarships
Loan Repayment Options
How to reduce loan amount
What is the Primary Care Loan (PCL)
GOOD TO KNOW!
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A comprehensive list of popular web resources that include: Financial literacy, budgeting, credit,
taxes, insurance, investing, debt management, financial planning, retirement, mortgages, loan
calculators, repayment schedules and information on different repayment programs, saving, consumer
debt and school loans
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Sign up for SALT offered free by WesternU to assist you in managing your student loans
You will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office for a personal counseling appointment to discuss
your student budget, expected loan debt upon graduation and loan repayment options.
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Did you know you can find our financial aid forms on your self-service portal (Ban Web)?
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Your financial aid refund will be wired to your checking account as long as you have completed
your financial aid and admissions requirement prior to August 1, 2015. Disbursements occur on the
following dates:
 Fall Term – August 5, 2015
 Spring Term – January 4, 2016
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You can return loan funds to reduce your overall indebtedness throughout the academic year and
possibly have the interest and origination fees waived if funds are returned within 120 days.
Office of the Registrar
DEPARTMENT: Office of the Registrar
CALL: 909-469-5491
VISIT: We are located in the Harris Family
Center for Disability and Health Policy
(CDHP), University Student Affairs Annex
(2nd floor).
CONTACT: [email protected]
ONLINE: Registrar’s Website
HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:00 pm
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How to request postponement of jury duty
How to request a transcript
How to request verification of enrollment
How to change personal data
How to register online
Veterans benefits
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Registration occurs twice yearly for DO students. Be sure to register on time to avoid the $30.00
per business day late fee.
• All forms for registrar services can be found on the registrar’s website.
• Transcript requests can be made at www.getmytranscript.org
• You will always have access to BanWeb in order to request transcripts and to update your contact
information. If you can’t remember your BanWeb PIN and are locked out of your account, contact the
Registrar’s Office at 909-469-5491 to have your PIN reset.
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All WesternU students are required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled. The
Registrar’s Office works with University Student Affairs to verify existing coverage and enroll students
in the school sponsored insurance plan annually.
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If, while enrolled, you receive a notice that your loans are going into repayment, don’t worry! The
Registrar automatically submits your enrollment information monthly to lenders across the nation via
the National Student Clearinghouse. It’s likely that they haven’t yet checked the clearinghouse to know
that you’re enrolled at WesternU. If needed, we can send a “letter of enrollment” to confirm this
information.
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Review your rights to privacy as a student - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
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The Office of the Registrar submits documents for DO students to the Electronic Residency
Application Service (ERAS).
• Notary Services are available free of charge to students.
• The University Catalog is our contract with you, so it’s important to be familiar with its contents.
• Students will have an annual opportunity to sign up for fitness memberships during fall
registration.
• You can update your personal information using BanWeb; however, if you have a change of name,
please review our website.
Alumni Relations
DEPARTMENT: Office of Alumni Relations
CALL: 909-469-ALUM
VISIT: Anderson Tower, 5th Floor
CONTACT: [email protected]
ONLINE: www.westernu.edu/alumni or www.westernu.edu/alumni-students (services for current
students)
The WesternU Alumni Association is comprised of all 12,435 of the University’s graduates, and there
are no fees or dues to be a member. On campus, the Office of Alumni Relations exists to keep these
graduates (as well as all future graduates, a.k.a. current students) connected to one another, the
University and their respective colleges/programs.
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ASK US ABOUT:
• Alumni Networking: The Alumni Office facilitates student-alumni networking in three ways: online
(keep an eye out for news on the new WesternU Connect web site), on campus (during COMP's Annual
CME Conference in the spring), and off-campus (at no less than five professional conferences each
year).
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Support for Clubs and Classes: The Alumni Association provides up to a few hundred dollars to
clubs and classes for their activities that 1) enhance the student experience outside the classroom, 2)
build a sense of community among students and/or 3) facilitate student-alumni interaction. Alumni
Office staff can also help clubs and classes communicate with alumni to encourage alumni attendance
at or involvement with club and class activities.
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WesternU Alumni Association Scholarship: Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to
students who excel academically and exemplify the qualities of engaged alumni through their
extracurricular involvement. Applications for the scholarships are available online in early November
and are due at the end of January.
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Debt Management Services: WesternU's Alumni and Financial Aid Offices provide education debt
management services to students and alumni through a program called SALT, which provides financial
tools and services that will assist students in better understanding their student loans and repayment
options.
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SGA Alumni Representatives: The Alumni Office hosts semi-annual lunch meetings for the SGA
Alumni Representatives, so those students can discuss their roles and exchange programming ideas.
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Sudden Snack: The Alumni Office distributes afternoon treats such as ice cream sandwiches to
hundreds of students on campus a few times each year. Events are announced by email just an hour or
two prior.
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Rotation Lunch: The Alumni Office organizes a simple, on-campus lunch for members of the OMS
III class when they return to campus during their first year of off-campus clinical rotations. This lunch
provides those students with an opportunity to reconnect with one another after a long time apart.
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Assorted Information
COMP-Northwest Bookstore
Location: North Gallery, Second Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM to 1:00PM
Email: [email protected]
Building Access Hours
The COMP-Northwest building is open from 7AM to 1AM, seven days a week. Holiday access hours
will be announced.
Safety and Security
COMP-Northwest Security is located at the main reception desk near the parking lot entrance on
the first floor. The phone number for COMP-Northwest security is 541-968-4840. If calling from a
campus phone, you may also dial 0301. A security officer will be on site during COMP-Northwest
operational hours. COMP-Northwest is equipped with interior and exterior security cameras which
operate 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
If you see an unknown person on campus without an identification badge, please notify security
immediately. Please refer to the WesternU personal security policy for further information on
keeping yourself safe.
Emergency Notification System and Campus Closure Information
COMP-Northwest is equipped with an emergency notification system. In the event of a campus
emergency or closure of the COMP-Northwest building, a broadcast message will be sent to all
students, administration, and faculty with information and instructions. You may also call our
Emergency Alert Line at 541-259-0700 for the latest reports. COMP-Northwest will make every
effort to update this information by 7AM. Additional information on the emergency notification
system and other emergency protocols will be delivered during university orientation.
Identification Badges & Building Access
Students at COMP-Northwest will be photographed for identification badges during registration.
Badges will be distributed once they have been processed. It is imperative that both students and
faculty wear their identification badges at all times when on campus and help monitor the security
of the COMP-Northwest facilities.
Your identification badge also serves as your access to the COMP-Northwest building. The building
is accessed by placing your identification badge against the magnetic keypad located at each entry
door. Identification badges will not allow entry beyond
building access hours.
Report lost or stolen identification badges immediately to
the Office of Student Affairs. There is a $10 fee for
replacement badges.
Student and Visitor Parking Permits
During WesternU registration, students will receive a
numbered parking permit. There is currently no cost to
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students for parking at COMP-Northwest. This permit must be visible in any vehicle parked in the
COMP-Northwest lot. Vehicles without a visible parking permit risk being towed at the owner’s
expense.
Visitors to COMP-Northwest may use the five designated parking spaces on the northeast corner of
the parking lot, or any open parking space. Visitors must report to reception upon arrival and check
in with security. They will be asked to fill out a visitors log with information including their vehicle
license plate number.
Complements Club: A Club For Your Other Half
Are you new to the area and/or would your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend be interested in
getting to know the significant others of your classmates? The Complements Club is an all-inclusive
organization for significant others of students enrolled at WesternU. Since its creation by Harriet
Pumerantz during the establishment of the school in the late 1970’s, Complements has become a
tradition. This club organizes events throughout the year such as finals “breakfast,” Spaghetti
Feed, and supports the SGA in creating the Halloween festivities for the kids.
Please join us for the Complements Welcome Back BBQ” on Thursday, August 6, 1:00 pm.
Email us at [email protected] for more information.
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