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
For appointment: 206-546-4559
Northwest Osteopathic Advancing Wellness through the
Medical Foundation Osteopathic Approach
http://www.nwosteo.org / 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,
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
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 http://www.nwosteo.org/wellnessconf
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