Community

UWS is truly a place where everyone knows your name. From faculty to students to staff, our community is welcoming and supportive. Students work closely with one another from day one, so friendships and working relationships are formed quickly and stay strong even after graduation.

Extending the pursuit of community integrative care beyond campus, UWS has cultivated several key community partnerships and is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM).

Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM)

The Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine is a collaborative organization comprised of University of Western States, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, National University of Naturopathic Medicine and Pacific University.

OCIM’s vision is to facilitate interactive educational opportunities for students attending the health sciences institutions in Portland by pioneering a model of traditional and holistic health care integration. The organization aims to advance health care through interdisciplinary education, research, patient care and advocacy.

Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine (NWCLFM)

In 2015, University of Western States launched the Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine to educate health professionals, support community outreach, and conduct research in the areas of lifestyle, sports and functional medicine, health promotion, diet and nutrition.