EC is Stepping Out!

Emperor’s College alumni, students, faculty, administrators, and friends invite you to participate with us in the American Diabetes Association’s “2016 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.”  Nearly 30 million adults and children in the United States live with diabetes and we’re walking along with hundreds of other Angelenos to end Diabetes! Every 23 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes and every day diabetes claims the lives of 200 Americans.  EVENT DETAILS The walk is on November 5th, 2016 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The walk begins at 8:30am. The course is two miles and winds its way through the park and attractions before they open to the public. If you arrive before 9:00am, parking is free. There is no registration fee. If you raise at least $100 in donations, you get a t-shirt and a ticket to the park to enjoy the attractions and rides for the rest of the day.   THREE WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED Join the Emperor’s College team and walk with us at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Join the team even if you can’t participate in the walk (virtual participant). Share on your social media. We will post regularly on Facebook until the event, so please share. Even if you can’t join us for the walk, you can donate and fundraise. You can donate to Team Emperor’s or, preferably, to any of the individual team members that will be walking. Joining the team even if you can’t do the walk gives you access to the event’s fundraising tools. 100% of donations made to Team Emperor’s or any of the individual team members goes to the American Diabetes Association. You can donate anonymously, in your own name, or in honor of someone else.   Team Emperors: Event FAQ: Any team questions can be answered by the Emperor’s College Team Captain, Amber Johnson:

Emperor’s College Grads Post Highest 2016 CALE pass rate

88.6% of Emperor’s College grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time in 2016 passed, the highest pass rate of any college in the United States represented by more than five students. A total of 557 people from around the U.S. took the exam for the first time in 2016, 406 of whom passed, for a 72.9% pass rate. The next bi-annual exam will be held March 21, 2017 in Ontario, CA . “We are extremely pleased by our graduates results at this year’s licensing exams. The CALE is universally regarded as the most challenging licensing exam in the country and that our grads had the highest pass rate among the colleges that sent more than a handful of graduates to the March and August exams is testimony to the dedicated work of the students and the efforts at the college to continually improve and create the best learning experience possible for the students,” Dr. Gretchen Badami, Associate Dean of the Master’s Program at Emperor’s College, said. The full list of pass rates by college can be found on the California Acupuncture Board website at 2016 pass rates of major Southern California AOM colleges Emperor’s College 88.6% Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego 85% Yo San 80% Southern California University of Heath Sciences 69.6 Alhambra 68.8 Dongguk 63.4 South Baylo 61.2

2016: #1 Ranked Acupuncture School In California, #2 Nationally

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, basing them on thorough research of schools accredited by ACAOM, the accreditation body for acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools. The last time ranked AOM colleges was 2012. In 2015, Emperor’s College was ranked #1 in California and #2 nationally by 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.

Welcome Spring 2016 New Students

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.

Acupuncturists Without Borders | 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 Features Emperor’s College’s Service to Homeless Vets

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: