Welcome to PNWU!
The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU-COM) provides an intense learning experience in a state-of-the-art facility, with an atmosphere that is family oriented. This allows us to focus on our motto of "Learn. Care. Community."
We are committed to creating a values-based learning community with an outstanding faculty. Our curriculum is innovative, integrating a team approach, clinical correlations, case studies, lab, research, and technology.
We are committed to our students' successful completion of their medical education. We are confident that you will catch our enthusiasm and vision as we train and educate our future northwest osteopathic physicians. Please check out this link, A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine, For Students, By Students, which was written by two osteopathic medical students.
PNWU-COM policies are nondiscriminatory. PNWU-COM considers all applicants for admission based on merit. PNWU-COM recruits, processes applications and selects our students for matriculation without respect to race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants are considered on their intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, commitment, and suitability to succeed in the study of osteopathic medicine.
In order to meet our mission, preference is given to applicants from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, along with applicants with connections to rural and/or medically underserved areas of the country. PNWU accepts students who are US citizens or have permanent resident status. PNWU does not accept transfer credits or waive the requirements set forth in the admissions process.
The ability to use a personal or network computer is an important skill that will assist students with PNWU coursework. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that each entering student have a good working knowledge of common PC use and applications. PNWU utilizes the latest in Microsoft Office and Windows applications.
For more information on how to become a PNWU-COM student, or to schedule a tour of the campus, contact us at 509-249-7888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Skype pnwu.admissions.
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to offer the following degree program: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Authorization by the WSAC does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the WSAC at PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
Resources for Applicants and Prospective Applicants:
- American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine flyer
- AACOM College Information Book
- Medical Reserve Corps
- Washington Osteopathic Medical Association (WOMA)
- Wikipedia - Osteopathic Medicine in the United States
- AACOM - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- American Osteopathic Association
- NW Osteopathic Medical Foundation
Western Oregon University Premed meeting 2015-04-08
Corban College Graduate Fair and Expo 2015-04-09
Washington Osteopathic Medical Association Premed Forum 2015-04-11
2015 PNWU Prospective Student/PreMed Advisor Open House 2015-04-11
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