Foundation Mission – Advancing Wellness through the Osteopathic Approach
2016-17 Scholarship Awardees!
For the 31st year in a row, the Foundation is proud to provide tuition assistance scholarships for osteopathic medical school students from the Northwest!
For the academic year 2016-2017 seven DO medical students will be collectively receiving $90,000. Our awardees are:
- Paula Archer, a second year student from the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, WA. Paula is a native of Alaska.
- Amanda Emmert, a second year student from the Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest in Lebanon, OR (COMP-Northwest). Amanda is a native of Oregon.
- Patrick Erickson, a second year student from COMP-Northwest. Patrick is a native of Oregon.
- Marissa Haberlach, a third year student from TOURO College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA. Marissa is a native of Washington.
- Derek McFaul, a fourth year student from COMP-Northwest. Derek is a native of Oregon.
- Selena Sideras, a fourth year student from COMP-Northwest. Selena is a native of Oregon.
- Brittney VanAusdol, a second year student from COMP-Northwest. Brittney is a native of Montana.
Visit our Scholarship Program page for more information on this program and how you can help prepare more physicians for the Pacific Northwest!
Osteopathic Approach – Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine
- The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
- The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
- Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.
“The Osteopath should find health. To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”—AT Still, DO Founder of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but also help prevent disease. Millions of Americans prefer this compassionate and comprehensive care and have made DOs their physicians for life!