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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Enrichment Funds

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Enrichment Fund

In support of the mission of the Council of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at COMP and COMP-Northwest, this fund promotes initiatives and programs that “create and sustain an environment of belonging that supports opportunities for everyone to thrive.” The council seeks to enhance the college’s diversity through recruiting, training and employing an array of students and employees who champion the inclusion and development of unique qualities in each member of the COMP/COMP-NW community. The council aims to develop programs that prioritize equity and inclusion, celebrate commonalities and differences and build bridges and allyships.

In order to better reflect the rich diversity of our nation, the COMP DEI program is committed to providing a culturally sensitive, inclusive and robust curriculum that teaches our students and clinicians about barriers to accessing healthcare, and cohort-specific differences in care to better prepare them to provide competent and informed care to historically marginalized groups.

DIVERSITY TALKS is a Lecture Series designed to empower members of the WesternU COMP & COMP-Northwest community to become active agents of diversity, equity, and inclusion especially in the field of healthcare. The series provides a venue for faculty, staff, and students to deepen and widen their knowledge and awareness of issues and opportunities to eliminate disparities in health care outcomes for marginalized groups in the US. The goal of this lecture series is to motivate our University community to examine outside perspectives, empower critical thinking and promote equitable and fair healthcare outcomes for all. Speakers are chosen to offer platforms for learning and discussion on contemporary topics relative to healthcare disparities and to share their learned perspectives to help us deepen our knowledge and develop skills to break the cycle of privilege, oppression, and strengthens all to become anti-racist. We are in need of funding for the speakers and also possible recognition for specific awardees.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Underrepresented Student Scholarship Fund

WesternU values having a diverse student body both to increase the diversity of the future health care workforce, as well as to prepare all our students to provide the best care for their future diverse patients. Scholarships assist the University in attracting and supporting students from groups who are currently or historically underrepresented in the WesternU student body and/or the professional workforce. While federal law prohibits the University from awarding scholarships to students from a particular racial group or gender, we can award scholarships whose aim is to generally increase the diversity of the student body. And what is considered to be underrepresented can vary from decade to decade and program to program along dimensions such as race, gender, disability, and more.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Clinical Skills Support Funds

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Paving the Future Fund

The COMP Paving the Future Fund provides direct financial assistance for incoming first-year medical students by helping to cover the cost of acquiring the initial set of patient treatment equipment, including the white coat, a new set of scrubs, stethoscope, and iPad. The start of their journey on the path to becoming a physician can be financially challenging. With your contribution, the burden is eased.  Thank you for your support!

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Digital Doctor Bag Fund

With the ever changing environment of technology integration in healthcare and the rise of telemedicine visits our students are expected to be trained on the modern and future tools being utilized to optimize the healthcare experience for their future patients. Providing support for this fund will contribute to the purchase of iPads, mobile ultrasound equipment, mobile EKG units, digital stethoscopes, and software that will help support training in telehealth.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Scholarship Funds

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific General Scholarship Fund

Attending medical school is expensive. To be a competitive medical school we must be able to attract and retain the best and brightest students who possess the potential of becoming world-class physicians. Being able to offer scholarship support to such a prospective student is often where the scale gets tipped of either accepting admission or looking elsewhere. Your generous gift to the COMP Scholarship Fund helps us to identify these terrific students and assist them in realizing their dreams of becoming a physician here at COMP.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Recruitment Scholarship Fund

In the admissions process, the battle to attract the best and brightest new students can be fierce. While our caring faculty, interprofessional education opportunities and commitment to Humanism are highly valued characteristics, a student’s decision often is most affected by cost. Recruitment scholarships can therefore be a deciding factor for the most sought-after students, who can, in the long term, help COMP attract and retain the best faculty, improve board passing rates, and increase our rankings and reputation.

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Alan D. Cundari, DO, Family Medicine Endowed Scholarship 

The Alan D. Cundari, DO, Family Medicine Scholarship Fund recognizes and honors Osteopathic Medical Students who are committed to providing excellent primary medical care through the application of osteopathic principles and practices to improve the health of all people.  The Alan D. Cundari, DO, Family Medicine Scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Medical Student who is entering a family medicine residency in the United States that begins within three months of graduation.

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Dr. Jessica Pierog Emergency Medicine Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the scholarship is to help a student(s) who has/have expressed interest in becoming an emergency medicine physician. 

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The Rear Admiral Clinton E. Adams, DO Endowed Scholarship

The Rear Admiral Clinton E. Adams, DO Endowed Scholarship offers support and recognition to military veterans enrolled in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. This scholarship is available to uniformed services veterans, after the first year of academics, and the recipient must be in good standing and have shown a commitment to community service. The scholarship awardee will be announced at the annual Military Commissioning Ceremony.

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Vicki Wedel PhD Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Dr. Wedel who was a key faculty member for COMP and was well known for her forensic anthropology. She served in many leadership roles and was one of the most popular and successful faculty advisors ever. The scholarship will be awarded to a first year WesternU College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific student with a GPA of or greater than 3.0, with demonstrated financial need who excelled in first-year anatomy classes.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Discretionary Fund

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Sustaining Fund

Your charitable investment in COMP’s Sustaining Fund will play a major role in executing the University’s mission; “To produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.” Specifically, a gift to the COMP Sustaining Fund provides, among other things, much-needed funding for students to attend local, regional and national conferences. This kind of engagement helps to integrate our students early on in our profession. Whether the conferences are academic in nature or learning about the legislative process and how it impacts our profession, developing well-rounded physicians is at the root of all we do.

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Dr. Beverly A. Sanks Guidry Endowment Fund

Within a couple years of graduating, five DO 2019 alumnae, Drs. Eftikhar Akam, Amanda Dupre, Etuajie Oiyemhonlan Halbert, Adeba Mohammad, and Maureen Nwaokoro, established the Dr. Beverly A. Sanks Guidry Leaders in Excellence and Empathy-Minority Advancement Award in honor of their beloved mentor whose ongoing support of College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) students and leadership at WesternU over the past few decades has immeasurably impacted the University community. Contributions designated to this award will be used to fund one annual $1,000 scholarship so long as funds exist to do so, or until such time that the accumulated funds have reached the minimum required to establish an endowment. The Award shall be presented to a WesternU COMP student in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (80%) and demonstrated financial need, who is a member of the Student National Medical Association and exhibits leadership involvement both on campus and in the Black community.

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Sumeet Singh Brar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Sumeet Singh Brar a 3rd year medical student.  Sumeet was a remarkable and caring medical student, and had already received a number of references during his rotations from other physicians who saw his talent.  The scholarship will be awarded to a 4th year student who has matched in a residency program and has demonstrated an interest in pursuing psychiatry or child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Mary Aversano Student Emergency Fund

The Mary Aversano Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to current COMP and COMP-Northwest students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a one-time or temporary hardship related to an emergency situation that threatens to deter their academic progress. Emergency situations can include but are not limited to injury, illness, theft, death of a family member, fire, natural disaster, or pandemic. Award amounts will vary depending on the type of emergency, the individual circumstances, and the actual needs of the student. The money is to be disbursed at the discretion of the Dean.

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