The mission of Midwest College and its educational programs is to combine the traditional teachings of Chinese medicine with a foundation in the biomedical sciences, so that graduates can work independently, as a colleague with other health care providers, or find employment in a larger medical setting. The combination of Eastern and Western science, together with an appreciation of the natural healing philosophies of Asia, leads to the development of the qualities that are the "heart of Chinese medicine." With this foundation, graduates will become true practitioners of Oriental healing. The subtle balance of clinical science and compassion is the key to a successful practice.
Midwest College was founded in 1979, making it one of the oldest schools of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in America. Its acupuncture and Oriental medicine program attained candidate status in 1988. The college was first accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1993, and was reaccredited in 1998 and 2001.
Midwest College offers master's degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The minimum completion time for the acupuncture program is 27 months (three academic years); the Oriental medicine program is 36 months (four academic years). To complete in the minimum time frame, students must attend classes on Saturday and a minimum of two evenings per week. The maximum time to complete the acupuncture program is 40 months, and the Oriental medicine program, 54 months. Students meet with an advisor if their rate of completion falls below these standards.
The total academic and clinical hours in the acupuncture program are 2,088, and in the Oriental medicine program, 2,826.
For more information on the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, contact:
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
6226 Bankers Road, Suites 5 & 6
Racine, WI 53403
Tel: (262) 554-2010
Fax: (262) 554-7475
Web site: www.acupuncture.edu
4334 North Hazel, Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60613
Tel: (773) 975-1295
Fax; (773) 975-6511