Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Lebanon, OR: All about Osteopathic Medicine!

Did you know that DO doctors are licensed for exactly the same work and responsibilities as MD doctors?

This is a very early notice about an inexpensive all-day conference. Driving time to Lebanon OR is about 6 hrs one way, so you’ll need accommodation for the night before. I have visited this campus and learned a lot about DO medicine.

The DO medical school in Yakima, WA also has an annual visitation day: normally the first Saturday in April. Yakima is about a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle. I have visited there as well and highly recommend it.

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Adviser, Advising & Counseling Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Northwest Osteopathic Advancing Wellness through the

Medical Foundation Osteopathic Approach / 503.222.7161

NW Wellness Conference for PreHealth Advisors & Premedical Students

Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Lebanon, OR

All about Osteopathic Medicine!

The Foundation is proud to present a full day of presentations and discussions on osteopathic

medicine and why it might be the best choice for students looking to have a career in


The conference is on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Lebanon, OR on the campus of Western

University / College of Osteopathic Medicine – Pacific, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon,

Oregon 97355

The workshop fee is $15 for those that register on line and $25 at the door. The fee covers

breakfast, the opening presentation "What Makes Medicine Osteopathic?" and lunch.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at concludes at 5:00 p.m. On line registration is available at:

Representatives from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

and several osteopathic medical schools will be on hand to answer questions and give students

and advisors information on their programs.

The final outline for this conference is still being developed – highlights of the day’s

workshops will include:

􀁸 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Medicine

􀁸 History and Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine

􀁸 Medical School Application Process – ABC’s and Insights

􀁸 Developing an effective Personal Statement

􀁸 Mock Medical School Interview

􀁸 Medical School Curriculum

􀁸 Interview Experiences and Reports

􀁸 Residencies: Matching Specialties

􀁸 Hands-on Activities

The workshops are being coordinated by John T. Pham, DO. Dr. Pham is Vice Chair and Assistant

Professor of Family Medicine at COMP-NW.

The Northwest Wellness Conference is also a one-day opportunity for physicians, hospitals, medical

schools, and the general public to come to and explore how we Advance Wellness through the

Osteopathic Approach. During the day there will be seven concurrent workshops on a wide variety of


􀁸 Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine for Pre-Med Advisors and Students

􀁸 The “How to” of Residency Development for Hospital and Clinic Administrators

􀁸 The Business of Medicine for Residents and Physicians just starting their practice

􀁸 Faculty Development for Physicians than serve as preceptors and clinical faculty

􀁸 Osteopathic Medical Manipulation for MDs

􀁸 Wellness Workshop for Physicians and others interested in finding wellness rather than finding


􀁸 Workshop for State Association Executive Directors and Board members

You can get information on all aspects of the conference at

Please contact Foundation Executive Director David Tate at 503-222-7161 for additional information.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference on the campus of Western University / College

of Osteopathic Medicine – Pacific, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon 97355