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Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Lebanon, OR

Aaron Stecker

Undergraduate Studies: BS in Integrated Physiology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (double major); certificate in Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder

“I chose osteopathic medicine for several reasons, but the primary reason is because of the emphasis on preventive care that we receive as DO students. Our current system of “sick care” is not sustainable, and I am excited to be an active part of the solution with my medical training. In addition, osteopathic medicine trains its students to be hands on with their patients from the very first day. This ease with interaction will aid every osteopathic physician, regardless of whether they utilize OMM in their careers.

“I love WesternU/COMP-Northwest because it has a unique combination of attributes. It’s a brand new school, which means we have the enthusiastic support of our state and community, a state-of-the-art facility, and highly involved faculty and staff.  And, despite being new, WesternU/COM -Northwest is already accredited because we are a satellite campus of WesternU/COMP, in Pomona, CA, which was established in 1977.

“I’m proud and excited to have OMM as an extra tool for treatment, and to have that additional interpersonal edge that DO training provides.”