The Chicago College of Oriental Medicine operates in a trimester format and will have three class starts a year. The next class start dates for the 2020 year is 08/31/20. See the college’s catalog for start dates thereafter.
Dare to become a part of the life changing profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Applicants seeking admission to the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine must be prepared to demonstrate a sense of service, a caring attitude, the ability to communicate effectively, be motivated and have a solid academic foundation.
At the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine we want to make sure that you get the most complete picture of our services. Please refer to the college’s catalog for more information on our programs, clinics and other services.
Unifying the Medical Traditions of the East and the West!
Both the Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture programs will have clinical components. The Oriental Medicine program will have a research/publishing course as well. The concentration within both programs is on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Fu System of physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment, often referred to as the “Eight Principles” style. Graduates with a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine will also study and acquire competencies in herbal theories and the tradition of the Han Lun and Wen Bing as well as the principles of nutrition employed in the Western Tradition.
Students who select the option to complete the clinical experience abroad will be given this opportunity in a controlled format, coordinated between the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University and the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine. The 120 hour OM5304 Clinical Internship will be conducted at the University’s affiliate, the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Hospital. CCOM will send its clinical supervisor abroad with students studying for that trimester to coordinate and oversee this activity.
WELCOME TO THE
Chicago College of Oriental Medicine
Thank you for choosing the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine. We appreciate your interest and consider it a privilege to participate in fulfilling your educational goals.
CCOM offers science-based graduate education through the Master’s of Acupuncture and the Master’s of Oriental Medicine programs. The academic programs are backed by dedicated faculty, a resourceful learning network, and a strong academic support system. Specifically, CCOM is dedicated to the integration of proven traditional methods with Western medicine practices. CCOM provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned from the ancient wisdom that has developed over 4,000 years and makes them relevant to the healthcare environment in the 21st-century.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has been my life for over 25 years. It brings me great joy to practice this time-honored profession. My dream, through CCOM, is to introduce you to the satisfaction of this holistic learning experience, which realizes your professional career along with achieving your personal growth.
We invite you to visit our beautiful campus in Chicago downtown for an individual info session. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the programs first-hand. Meanwhile, visit our website at www.ccoom.org to explore what CCOM has to offer.
If, at any time, you have questions or concerns, please contact us. It is imperative that we build a culture of continual improvement. Your input, therefore, is critical to CCOM’s growth. Being here says that you care about others and are willing to heal the hurting. Together we can make you better. I am honored that you are with us and I wish you all the best.
Dr. Yong Gao Wang.