For the second year in a row, Emperor’s College has been ranked one of the top two acupuncture schools in the United States. The school was the top ranked acupuncture school in California and the second ranked acupuncture and Oriental medicine college in the U.S. The 2016-2017 rankings were compiled by TheBestSchools.org, basing them on thorough research of schools accredited by ACAOM, the accreditation body for acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools. The last time TheBestSchools.org ranked AOM colleges was 2012. In 2015, Emperor’s College was ranked #1 in California and #2 nationally by TheBestAcupunctureSchools.com which based its rankings on a peer assessment survey sent to administrators from all of the AOM schools accredited by ACAOM. The top 10 acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools in the United States: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine- Portland, OR Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine- Santa Monica, CA New England School of Acupuncture- Newton, MA American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine- San Francisco, CA AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine- Austin, TX Bastyr University- Kenmore, WA Five Branches University: Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine- San Jose, CA Maryland University of Integrative Health- Laurel, MD Northwestern Health Sciences University- Bloomington, MN Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Sand Diego- San Diego, CA Click here for the 11-20 rankings.
89% of Emperor’s College grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time last March passed, the highest pass rate of any college in the United States represented by more than two students. A total of 322 people from around the U.S. took the exam for the first time on March 16, 2016, 229 of whom passed, for a 71% pass rate. The next exam will be held August 10, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. Emperor’s College grads posted the second highest pass rate in 2015, second only to the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences whose grads at the 2016 exam had a pass rate of 71%. “The California Acupuncture Licensing Exam is recognized as the most difficult licensing exam in the country and that our grads had the highest pass rate of any of the colleges that sent more than a couple of graduates to the March exam is a testament to the hard work of the students and the efforts at the college to continually improve and create the best learning experience possible for the students,” notes Jacques MoraMaro, the Emperor’s College Academic Dean. The full list of pass rates by college can be found on the California Acupuncture Board website at http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov/students/stats_mar2016.pdf
Emperor’s College is pleased to introduce the incoming spring class of 2016. A highly diverse group of exceptional students, the spring ’16 cohort includes a dentist, two people that worked in the fashion industry, a psychologist that worked with autistic kids, and a highly regarded cardiologist, and a third generation acupuncturist, among others. This group so clearly shows how born healers come from all walks of life and we are honored they have chosen to advance their calling at Emperor’s College.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 that killed 8,000 people, injured more than 21,000, and left thousands homeless, the Emperor’s College acupuncture clinic raised funds to benefit the relief efforts in Nepal by Acupuncturists Without Borders. Over the weekend of March 5th, 2016, AWB held a training workshop for acupuncturists and presented this photo taken in Nepal to the college. “The commitment of the Acupuncturists Without Borders practitioners to the well-being of the people of Nepal affected by the earthquake was both uplifting and inspirational. It was an honor to be able to support their relief efforts there and we are dedicated to supporting AWB’s efforts around the world however we can in the future.” – Yun Kim, President, Emperor’s College
Acupuncture Today, a leading provider of acupuncture and oriental medicine news, info. and research information in the world, features Emperor’s College’s service to homeless military vets at the 2015 Veteran and Families Stand Down in its March 2016 issue. Read the article here: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=33153
Emperor’s College is honored to be the recipient of a commendation from the County of Los Angeles in recognition of service to the veterans community of Los Angeles. This work could not have been accomplished without the dedicated service of the master’s and doctoral students that participate and the dozens of Emperor’s alumni that generously give of their time. Learn more about the Emperor’s College Veterans program here: http://www.emperors.edu/2015/10/1-year-anniversary-of-the-office-of-veterans-relations/ and our involvement with the 2015 Veteran and Families Stand Down as published in Acupuncture Today here: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=33153