The mission of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine is:
* to emphasize a strong foundation in all aspects of diagnosis, especially
contemporary Chinese pulse and asking diagnosis, as a basis for successful
treatment that is both individualized and integrated;
* to encourage thoughtful study and re-evaluation of traditions while
developing expert observational skills which bring the content of Oriental
medicine into the 21st century;
* to graduate students committed to the practice of Oriental medicine
and capable of communicating with biomedicine; and
* to do this with a diverse faculty that operates efficiently and harmoniously
providing a healing atmosphere for the student practitioner and patient
Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine was founded in Florida in 2001.
It is licensed to provide a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental
medicine by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Its degree
program was granted candidate status by the Accreditation Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2002. In May 2004, it was fully accredited
Dragon Rises offers a four-academic year, 36-month program that culminates
in a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The program
meets or exceeds all national and state educational requirements, and
fully prepares students for national boards and state licensure examinations.
Through the master's program, Dragon Rises hopes to achieve the following
educational objectives for its students:
* Graduates will become diagnosticians skilled in observation, auscultation,
inquiry and palpation, with an emphasis on contemporary Chinese pulse
diagnosis, lifestyle and prevention.
* Graduates will learn principles and techniques of Oriental medicine
(including acupuncture, herbal medicine, health-promoting exercises and
practices) necessary to prevent and treat various internal and external
* Graduates will gain the knowledge required to access information resources
pertaining to health care in general, and Oriental medicine in particular;
including an understanding of basic principles of Oriental medical research.
* Graduates will learn professionalism, including skills of ethical and
appropriate practice, therapeutic relationship and communication with
biomedical and other health care practitioners for the purposes of practice
management, consultation and referral.
* Graduates will be able to successfully pass the NCCAOM exam.
For more information on Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, contact:
Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building F,
Gainesville, FL 32601
Tel: (352) 371-2833
Fax: (352) 371-2867
Web site: www.dragonrises.edu