News and Events Spring

Racine Campus Accepting New Patients – Veteran Program

The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine is currently accepting new patients to take part in a no cost treatment program targeting the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You must be a United States Veteran to be considered. Accepted patients will begin a 12 week treatment program consisting of weekly treatments on Friday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Eligibility for treatment will be determined after answering a few questions by calling the number below. Upon being accepted, you will be contacted by our clinical staff to discuss your treatment schedule.

If you are interested in taking part in this opportunity, please call 262-554-2010 during regular business hours.

March 30, 2016

New Scholarship Application Available

Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship

The Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship fund was developed to recognize and encourage individuals who have returned to school after a break in their formal education. These individuals should exhibit a desire for self improvement and leadership abilities while at the same time being able to maintain an above average grade point. The scholarship was named the Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship to recognize the contributions this young woman made to her family, community and to the JCI Wisconsin (f/k/a the Wisconsin Jaycees). These scholarships are sponsored by the Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc., and given out annually.


Welcome to Spring 2016!

MCOM is excited to welcome our new and returning students to a great spring quarter. We hope your first week of classes are going well. Please remember to contact our administrative office with any questions or concerns regarding classes or clinic. Let’s make this quarter successful together!

March 30, 2016 

Spring Registration

The spring quarter begins on March 26th, 2016. New applications can be taken until Tuesday March 22nd. New and current students must register by March 24th to ensure registration is finalized before the start of class. If you have any questions, contact the admissions department at 800-593-2320.

March 7th, 2016     

Chinese New Year Celebration

red monkey

Join Midwest College in celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year. This fun and informative event is open to current and prospective students alike! Ring in the year of the monkey with four 20 minute demonstrations featuring introductory Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Chinese cooking, and Oriental medicine. Prospective students will also have the opportunity to speak with administrators about enrollment following the program. Seats are limited, and you must reserve your space.

Registration has been closed – Event on 2-21-16

January 20, 2016

Traditional Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs are wonderful tools for maintaining overall wellness along with treating existing issues. Although traditional shops are sometimes hard to find, those that keep the legacy going are well respected by their patrons. Don’t miss our very own Dr. William Dunbar after the 2:00 min mark dropping some herbal knowledge as well!

Third Generation Chinese Medicine Business from Cara Ball on Vimeo.

January 12, 2016

Welcome Back!

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their time off. Midwest College wants to welcome back our students, faculty, and administrators and thank them for a great kick off to our Winter 2016 quarter. If any students missed the 1st two classes of the quarter, please contact the admissions office at 262-554-2010 to make arrangements to get caught up. Tutoring is also available to those who feel they could use some extra help in one or more subject. We are here to help!

January 11, 2016

Veterans Find Relief with MCOM Campus Clinic


Evanston Campus Director, Kristine LaPoint, discusses the types of physical and psychological issues Veterans commonly face, and how Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has been used to treat a variety of symptoms. Using a community style setting, patients are also able to create personal bonds that help strengthen social skills. Midwest College is proud to treat our nation’s bravest men and women, while also providing an unmatched clinical and community outreach experience for students. Read the full story HERE.


 December 14, 2015


Winter Registration is Underway

New and current students must be registered for the winter quarter by December 16th, 2015.  Please contact the admissions department for questions regarding registration. (800) 593-2320.

Former Graduate Lands Interview With

Midwest College’s own Amy Landolt opens up about her passion, her practice, and a little advice for those looking to pursue their dreams to writer Michelle Guilbeau. Check out the full article HERE.

Final Exams are Coming Up

Are you ready for finals? December 12th is the start of fall quarter finals. This is a great time to form study groups with your fellow classmates and schedule tutoring for those extra hard topics. Please make sure you are familiar with ExamSoft login procedures so there is no delay in accessing your test. If you have any questions about login or are experiencing any other problems with accessing exams, please contact Stephanie Pittman at 262-554-2010 (or 800-593-2320). 

Winter Break

This is a reminder that Winter Break begins on December 19th, 2015. Classes will resume January 2nd, 2016. However, all offices and clinics will be closed until January 4th, 2016. Midwest College sends its warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. We are grateful for all the hard work our students, faculty, and administration put in to making Midwest College the best it can be. Enjoy your time with friends and loved ones.





This course is a practical study of the internal and external causes of disease within the Eastern medical model. A clear understanding of 'TCM pathologies' is needed in order to apply the sophisticated system of Oriental Medicine based on sign and symptom patterns.
This course consists of procedures of physical and neurological examination; providing an understanding of the methods used in making physical diagnosis.
Courses begin with a review of the normal physiological  processes and then discuss how these are altered by disease.  Students will be able to recognize pathological indicators and biochemical pathways to better correlate the basic science of pathology with physical diagnosis and disorders related to nutrition.
This course is a review of the basic sciences focusing on chemistry, microbiology and human biology. Includes an overview of the basic structures of organic molecules sufficient to understand the structure of chemical compounds studied in human chemistry. This course prepares students for courses in physiology, pathology and other western clinical sciences.
This directed learning paper develops additional competencies in basic sciences. Five pathological disorders from different systems are assigned.
This class concentrates on the processes involved with taking in and utilizing food substances by which growth, repair and maintenance of activities in the body as a whole or in any of its parts are accomplished. This includes ingestion, digestion, absorption and metabolism, as well as, basic nutritional needs and the use of vitamins, minerals and supplements.
This class includes topics in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Mechanisms of the nervous system are covered as related to the scientific basis of Acupuncture and its application to the treatment of disease. Students in this class gain the ability to explain the mechanisms of Acupuncture in modern medical terms. Communication skills between Acupuncturists and Medical professionals are stressed.
Students continue to practice needle insertion with combinations of points that would be used in treatment.  There is emphasis on safety with difficult points and more complex point prescriptions.
Students review the anatomical structures through which needles pass at progressive depths of the body.  This includes proper insertion, angle, depth, duration and withdrawl of needles.
At the beginning of the second year, students begin developing needle insertion skills. Students receive intensive instruction in techniques of clean needle insertion as approved by current national standards.
This course helps students develop their skills in organization and analysis of presenting symptoms.  The clinic review class includes evaluation of the physical and psychological components of an illness and specific treatment strategies.
This class covers the basis of treatment using the eight principle and secondary vessel pathology. Students learn to formulate a treatment using the information gathered from pulse and tongue diagnosis. Practical use of classical point categories such as antique points, influential points and windows of the sky points in the treatment of eight principle disease patterns will be covered.
It is in this class that the prior three quarter of TCM theory begin to flower and faculty can see the "light bulb go on", as students get a sense of how well the TCM theory fits together.  At this point, students are beginning their next phase of clinic and now have responsibility of using this information in a clinical setting.
A continuation of Anatomy 1, this course is an in-depth study of visceral structure and physiologic function of the human body.
This course is an in-depth study of the somatic structure of the human body: skeletal, muscular, ligamentous, and an introduction to the peripheral nerves. There is attention given to the palpatory anatomy that will be needed for Point Location and Needle Technique classes.
In this course, students are oriented to the procedures and protocol needed to successfully complete internship. Physical assessment skills needed in the practice of Oriental Medicine are covered including: vital signs, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Standards of history taking, SOAP noting and unique documentation found in TCM clinical records are part of this course.
This course includes discussion that brings up pertinent issues in healthcare practice and examines the approach taken by a counselor. It focuses on ethical decision-making and the patient practitioner relationship.
The directed learning paper traces the development of Chinese medicine including: the classics, historical figures and periods, and a discussion of important theoretical developments. It gives students a respect for the ancient traditions from which the modern, clinical practice of TCM developed.
The moral and ethical principles that are the core of the teachings of Confucius and Lao Tzu are taught in a manner that can be applied in present day. The influence of these schools on the development of Chinese medicine is stressed in this course.
This course continues massage techniques to regions of the body for local and systemic problem. Good Tui Na technique combined with accessory techniques is an important adjunct to an acupuncture practice.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese massage that includes different hand techniques applied to specific areas of the body. Students will gain proficiency in manipulation skill and sensitivity to energy balancing as they practice techniques in class and apply them in clinic.
Students will attend lectures, demonstrate and practice in the traditional and modern accessory techniques of Oriental Medicine: moxibustion, magnets, guasha, cupping and auricular techniques.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
This course further studies the eight principle theory as it applies to the pathology of the five phases, the Zang Fu organs and the triple burner.
The rigorous clinic –based educational experience is designed to take classroom learning and first year theory so have students see the clinical application of concepts during their internship activities and experiences.
This is the first class in Chinese medical theory and introduces students to the language and refinement found in Midwest’s academic program. This class will also establish the foundation from which student’s understandings will grow.