Why I Chose Emperor’s

The students at Emperor’s tend to have a lot of professional and educational opportunities to choose from, and yet they decided that Emperor’s College is the place they want to be. In their own words…

 

Ariana Accardi, class of 2015, Student Council President

 

 

Satoru Ozawa, ATC

Satoru Ozawa, ATC

Satoru Ozawa, ATC, class of 2015

I came from Japan and became an athletic trainer.  After I fell in love with Traditional Oriental Medicine, I decided to combine it with my first love of sports medicine.  Out of all the schools I researched, Emperor’s College stood out as the best. This school has some of the most qualified professors and practitioners in the states who are truly passionate about teaching.  Emperor’s also gives you opportunities to study different styles of acupunctures such as Japanese, Korean, Classical, etc. Even though the education is very rigorous, Emperor’s College truly prepares you for the next steps of your acupuncture journey!

Nell Smircina

Nell Smircina

Nell Smircina, class of 2016

“Everything I do, I try to do to the fullest. I wanted the best education I could possibly get in this medicine. Transferring from the east coast, I was amazed at how I kept hearing of Emperor’s reputation. Now that I’m here, I’ve fallen in love with the community at this school and have no doubt that I am at the right place to cultivate the skills necessary to become an exceptional healer”

Desmoine Boyd

Desmoine Boyd

Desmoine Boyd, class of 2014

“I chose Emperor’s College because it was said to be one of the best TCM schools in the country with highly experienced and well accomplished clinical supervisors. To pursue and complete a Master’s degree in TCM takes commitment. Before contacting Emperor’s, I had in mind that if I were going to be a part of something for the next four years, then, I’d better be a part of the best!”

Kalyana Wolf

Ven. Kalyana Wolf

Ven. Kalyana Wolf, class of 2016

“Clinic Director Robert Newman said, “Plants are teachers, if you spend enough time with a plant and it is your desire and intention to learn from that plant it will teach you.” It was that respect for nature and insight into mindful presence that led me to Emperor’s. I want that quality in every aspect of the care I offer and in the life I lead.”

Amber Johnson

Amber Johnson

Amber Johnson, class of 2016

“I specifically chose Emperor’s College because I wanted to build a career in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine working alongside western medical professionals. Emperor’s College incorporates a full academic department dedicated to Western Medicine within our curriculum. Furthermore, Emperor’s College offers clinical training externships at prestigious establishments of conventional medicine, like the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center. I knew my academic experience would reflect my professional aspirations, and Emperor’s College has exceeded my expectations.”

Massoud Saidi, Psy.D.

Massoud Saidi, Psy.D.

Massoud Saidi, Psy.D., class of 2014

“I wanted a school that could offer a well structured curriculum, experienced and highly qualified academia, and a responsible supportive administration with an atmosphere conducive to learning. After interviewing all the relevant schools in the L.A. County area, Emperor’s was the only one that met all my criteria. Now that I have experienced Emperor’s, I am extremely happy with the decision I made and proud of the school and its clinic training.”

Jenn Goodman

Jenn Goodman

Jenn Goodman, class of 2016

“I came to Emperor’s, and Los Angeles, to be at the forefront of this medicine—to discover what kind of practitioner I want to be, and to start building that practice. The caliber of the school’s faculty and the quality of the clinical training, together with this city’s huge and diverse population, create opportunities that just don’t exist anyplace else. Of course, the sun and the ocean aren’t bad either!”

Sondrina Bullit

Sondrina Bullit

Sondrina Bullit, class of 2017

I chose to attend Emperor’s College because I want to become one of the best practioners of Oriental Medicine in the country. Emperor’s has the tools to ensure that I accomplish this goal: amazing faculty, rigorous curriculum, diverse clinical training experiences, and a strong culture of support among its students. Along with my drive and commitment to helping others heal, I know that Emperor’s College will enable me to succeed far into the future of my career.

Micki Jackson

Micki Jackson

Micki Jackson, class of 2016

“I came to Emperor’s as a transfer student and did extensive research in the LA area before making my decision to continue and complete my education here. It was important to me to find a program that provided a strong foundation in Western Medicine along with TCM, teaching students to use both systems symbiotically and to give a leg-up as we are sent off into the field of modern medicine. I could not be more thrilled with my experience so far. The quality of the faculty is fantastic across the board, the administration was extremely helpful in processing my transfer and providing guidance, and the student body is dedicated and passionate about the medicine. It is a challenging program, but I have been re-inspired since coming to Emperor’s, and I look forward to the rest of my journey toward becoming a TCM practitioner.”

Josephine Wolf

Josephine Wolf

Josephine Wolf, class of 2017

“I had heard that the Emperor’s College clinic was a busy and successful one, which is important as an intern, and that the quarter system was a better studying experience as an older student than the trimester system that other schools were offering. The admissions staff made the observation process very easy, and I was extremely impressed with all the teachers that I observed, both Western and Chinese. In particular I was moved by a lesson by Dr. David Chan which provided insight into an illness I had experienced prior to deciding to go back to school.”

Janel Gehrke

Janel Gehrke

Janel Gehrke, class of 2016, Student Council Member

“I chose Emperor’s for two reasons:
1. it had the most challenging and comprehensive curriculum out of any of the schools I was looking at with a strong emphasis in western sciences.

2. from the moment I found the website online, I had an undeniable connection and draw to the school.

Initially I was drawn to the school by an energetic attraction; however, the quality of education I have received has far exceeded my expectations. Everyday I am surrounded by supervisors, practitioners, teachers, and fellow students who are an inspiration and absolutely love what they do. As an alumni of Emperor’s I will have connections to some of the most renowned individuals in this field, and the opportunity to network here is invaluable.”

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