History of the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
The Midwest College was founded in 1979, making it one of the oldest schools of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in America. Since 1986, college administrators and faculty have participated in local and national organizations, including the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
The Midwest College has conducted foreign internship trips to China for over twenty years. Students have gained clinical experience at Chinese medical hospitals all over China, including Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Guangzhou. In 1996, the Midwest College became formally affiliated with the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.
The College continues to collaborate with leaders of TCM education to assure that our programs follow the true principles of TCM theory, while keeping up to date with the current clinical practice of Chinese Medicine. The College’s goal is to retain the traditional principles and attitudes, from times past, that still draws patients to this medicine today; a medicine that values the spirit and heart as it heals the body.
The college attained official accreditation from the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1987. In 2007, the College’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs received a 7 year re-accreditation, the longest term granted. We have been re-accredited again as of February 12th, 2014 for 5 years.
MCOM’s faculty and student interns have contributed to community service at Cook County Hospital, the Pontifical Order of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in Milwaukee, and at the Chicago AIDS Alternative Health Project. Graduates of our programs work in hospitals, medical groups and in private practice. They are on the faculty of other schools, boards of professional associations, state and national agencies, and are on staff at hospitals across the country.
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