Editorial: Medical bags give warm welcome to COMP-Northwest students

Editorial: Medical bags give warm welcome to COMP-Northwest students

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A comic by Jake Vaughan and Cameron Reed (C.J.)

Students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest come from all over, but they are invested in the local community, and it shows.

Med students volunteer at different community events, such the farmers market and Community Pride Day.

They work with different organizations and get involved with causes, such as child abuse prevention.

Students become involved with Lebanon as soon as they arrive.

It’s great to see that Lebanon has embraced them as well.

One of the things first year COMP-Northwest students are greeted with is a medical bag, thanks to the Tools of the Trade program.

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce helped raise more than $61,000 in four years to provide these med students with their first medical bags. The chamber’s commitment to the program ended and Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon have taken over the program.

Thank you to all those who have contributed throughout the years.

These bags are more than just leather, they are a symbol of the medical profession, and in Lebanon they also serve as a symbol of a warm welcome to our community.

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