Western University of Health Sciences Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 23 Reviews
  • Pomona (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,529
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Reviews - Doctorates in Health Sciences

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Kyle Bertram
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I started school here back in August and have loved every second while I have been here. While the classwork is rigorous the environment is inviting to all of the students. I have had no issue with any of the faculty and have actually been able to become close to a few of them. I have never been anywhere else that has made me feel more welcomed than I did when I came here. Not to mention I feel like they are doing an amazing job preparing us for our board exams."
Lant Abernathy
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"One pro of Western is the inter-professional education that is required from D.O., Dental, Podiatric, Veteranarian, Optometry, and Physical Therapy students working together. This instills a more comprehensive and empathetic view of different areas of medicine and how these areas can be affected. A con of the school is that it is tuition driven, meaning that it hiked up prices of tuition in order to maintain faculty pay as well as keep the school running."
Derek Stout
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Western University is a great school that excels in producing caring, compassionate, and competent to physicians."
Alexander Armendariz
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"One of the many pros about my graduate program is that I come in with a job. I was given a position as a teaching assistant at the start of the program which helps me pay off any small expenses I may have. The staff is also incredibly helpful and amicable. Security guards, students and staff have all been very helpful and welcoming which makes the school have a very palpable sense of community. The school itself is also very small which feels competitive but also very tightly knit. Class sizes are also much smaller than what I had been used to as an undergraduate student. My largest class size is currently 9 people including the professor, and the smallest is 6, also including the professor. This environment facilitates the interactions I have with my professors and makes it easy for me to feel comfortable asking anyone for anything I may need. Parking is also never an issue and the furthest spots are only 1 or 2 very short blocks away from any of the campus buildings. The only significant cons I can think of are the surrounding area and the commute distance. I live closer to the city of Los Angeles which makes for roughly a 2 hour commute each day to and from Pomona. The school itself is also very clean and quaint, but most of the surrounding areas are rather bleak and have a limited selection of places to eat."
Cedric Bailey
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"WesternU's DO program places a high value on the humanistic values of medicine. I feel that throughout my studies, I will be well prepared to treat patients as a compassionate and competent provider. The only areas that could use improvement are affordability, transportation issues, and continual improvement of rotation sites."
Robert Sprague
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Although it is a more costly private school, you are getting what you pay for. They have gathered very talented and inspiring leaders to mold you into the savvy professional one needs to be in todays healthcare field."
Michael Clark
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Faculty is exceptionally helpful and very kind. The area in which the school is located is a bit sketchy, but campus is safe."
Katherine Ha
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Challenging program, but definitely do-able and worth it!"
Navreen Pandher
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The pros of any graduate program is being able to gain additional knowledge and to further your career, and the same can be said about Western University. The first pro about this program is it's ideal location in Southern California where there are many opportunities to pursue a career in medicine upon graduation. Second, the school believes in interprofessional education which will help prepare me for a career in medicine that is both fruitful and cooperative with others in the health sciences. Lastly, the program offered at Western University has a strong history and alumni network to aid current students. The cons of the program include, as expected, the rigors of medicine as well as the distance from my support system. Furthermore, the university does not provide affordable housing to students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Despite the cons of the graduate program, the benefits outweigh the costs and it is a program I am more than happy to be attending."
jeffrey tsai
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Osteopathy promotes wellness via upstream preventive medicine rather than just treating symptoms. Western University of Health Sciences-COMP [WesternU-COMP] reflects this philosophy with extensive training in the art of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, which manipulates the use of hands to diagnose illness and to encourage individual natural tendency towards good health. I admire WesternU-COMP's mission to cultivate lifelong learning in accordance with the highest professional standards. It bridges cross-cultural viewpoints and partners with multicutural diversity."
J Fleischmann
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Wonderful, didactic program using newest technology aimed at scientific excellence, humanism, and caring."
Vanessa Majeski
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"A competitive program with a wonderful support system. The only downside is that the school is located in a rural underserved area of the Pacific Northwest, but that's not an entirely negative factor when attending medical school. The fewer distractions the better!"
Azniv Pivazyan
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The program is amazing, however I wish the tuition wasn't as expensive."
Elizabeth Samson
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Western University of Health Sciences is an amazing school. Its very diverse, have great faculity members and is full of high tech equipments. I love my school."
Brittany Staples
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Its an amazing environment to grow and learn, but slightly pricey"
Shawn Healer
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It isn't in the best of areas but the school has a great program and a high pass rate"
Michelle Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The optometry program is wonderful! The faculty and staff are all amazing and very supportive. They encourage socializing and bonding among students, which facilitates an open and friendly environment for everyone. There's little to none competition among students and students are very supportive of each other. Interaction among different graduating classes is also encouraged. The program is rigorous and can get very hectic, but is manageable if you budget your time well. Help is always available from professors, other students, or in the form of tutoring. The program is new here so the college is very open-minded in terms of student feedback and improving their curriculum. The building and Patient Care Center is also relatively new, so it features the latest technology in the field. The biggest cons of attending this school is probably the lack of good public transportation and the surrounding area. Southern California's public transportation is pretty much nonexistent. You NEED a car to get around anywhere. Traffic can also be horrendous traveling around. Living expenses can vary.California is one of the more expensive states to live in and if you're out of state, it can show. The local area of the school, however, is relatively inexpensive. With that said, the area isn't very good. It's rather ghetto and there aren't much choices in terms of nightlife, dining, etc. On the plus side, there are plenty of other things to do and see outside of the local area so on those rare occasions when you're not studying, you can venture out and see SoCal."
Michael Nicholas
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Not the best area but a great school with tremendous students"
Michelle Happenny
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I love Western U., specifically the COMP-NW campus and faculty."
Brittany Staples
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This University is the epitome of what a caring medical program should be. It represents everything an aspiring health care provider should hope to be."