Accomplishments of Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, Calif. - 06/29/2006 -- Over the last several years, WesternU has reached some major milestones. Some of these noteworthy achievements include:
Western University of Health Sciences is the largest graduate university for the health professions in the Western U.S. WesternU graduates physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapist and veterinarians.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) graduated its 3,000th physician in this year, growing the total number to 3,084.
Western University of Health Sciences also is home of the only veterinary college in Southern California and one of only 28 in the U.S.
WesternU offers 12 post-baccalaureate degrees: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Pharmacy Doctor of veterinary Medicine Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Mid-career post baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Doctor of Physical Therapy Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Master of Science in Health Sciences Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing Entry
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences will be the host the 2006 International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) Summer Congress. This is the first time the IVSA will visit the State of California and only the second time the conference is to be held in the US. The event is expected to bring 150 international veterinary students to Pomona.
For the third time in a row, graduates from the College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences scored a 100 percent passing rate on their national exam. The North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam, NAPLEX, opens the final door for the graduates to apply for their licenses and go into practice as pharmacists. The statewide pass rate was 93.62% and the national average was 89.15%. Alumni of the College of Pharmacy have passed the national board examination at a pass rate of 98.2% since the start of the College.
Western University of Health Sciences earned a distinctive ranking in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges, 2006." On USNews.com in the section on medical schools, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University was top ranked as the hardest school to get into among the reported private osteopathic medical schools.
WesternU's Medical Center, located at 887 E. Second St., just east of Towne Avenue, in Pomona boasts more than 12,000 patient encounters per year and offers ambulatory, primary health care services to families in the Pomona area. Many of the patients seen do not have health insurance.
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) initiated the Veterinary Ambulatory Community Service mobile unit in 2004. Under the supervision of CVM faculty and technicians, first- and second-year students provide primary care services, including physical examinations, surgical sterilizations, microchipping and vaccinations.