School of Classical Chinese Medicine
Laurie Regan, PhD, ND – Dean of Classical Chinese Medicine
Offering two programs rooted in the ancient traditions of China
• Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
• Master of Acupuncture (MAc)
NCNM 's School of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) offers two programs tailored to meet the needs of students seeking classical training in Chinese medicine. Both emphasize a “scholar–practitioner” educational style designed to achieve our mission of “transmitting the art, science, and spirit of Chinese medicine to cultivate practitioners rooted in the ancient tradition of the medical scholar”. Our CCM community believes that the exploration and embodiment of the original tenets and practices of this medicine are essential if we are to bring its true power to today’s patients.
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Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
The MSOM program is the most comprehensive training in classical Chinese medicine offered in the US. In this four–year, 3,474 hour/226 credit program, students are immersed in the classical foundations of the medicine, receive a holistic education in Western medical sciences, and are trained in the clinical application of the major modalities of Chinese medicine—herbal formulation, acupuncture, moxibustion, bodywork, qigong and nutrition. The curriculum has a strong focus on personal and professional cultivation in order to support the health of the students as they progress through school, as well as to optimize their proficiency as practitioners.
The ideal MSOM student wants:
Graduates of the MSOM program are eligible to apply for acupuncture licensure in the state of Oregon and to take both the herb and acupuncture exams administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which many states use as a basis for licensure.
Students who are concurrently enrolled in the MSOM and ND programs complete a six–year course of study. Many hours of coursework from the ND program are transferable to the MSOM program.
Master of Acupuncture
The Master of Acupuncture is a three–year, 2,394 hour/155.25 credit program designed for students having a special affinity for classical acupuncture and moxibustion, and wanting a more streamlined graduate experience. The foundation of the MAc program is similar to that of the MSOM program, with fewer hours of theory and without herbal instruction. An increased emphasis is placed on the refinement of palpation and perception skills used in acupuncture diagnosis and treatment.
Who should be cautioned against doing the MAc?
Graduates of the Master of Acupuncture (MAc) program are eligible to apply for acupuncture licensure in the state of Oregon and to take the acupuncture exams administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which many states use as a basis for licensure.
Students who are concurrently enrolled in the MAc and ND programs have the choice of completing either a five– or six–year course of study. Many hours of coursework from the ND program are transferable to the MAc program.
It is expected that professional healthcare practitioners (NDs, MDs, DOs, DCs, RNs, NPs, PAs, etc) will qualify for transfer credit for the western science portion of the program, leaving a core program of 1,854 hours and 113.25 credits. These can be taken over three or five years, with an average of 11 or 7 credits per term, respectively. Courses will be offered primarily in the evenings, to accommodate the needs of working professionals seeking to attain a second degree.
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