All Thirty-one (31) Emperor’s College grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time in 2017 passed. This is the first time since at least 2000 that all the first-time test-taking graduates from a single institution sending more than a small handful of grads to the exam have passed in a single year. A total of 525 people from around the U.S. took the exam for the first time in 2017, 404 of whom passed, for a 77% pass rate. The next bi-annual exam will be held in April 2018. Emperor’s College also holds the distinction of having the highest three-year composite CALE pass rate at 88.6%, well above any of the major AOM schools in California or the country. “We are extremely pleased by our graduates’ results at this year’s licensing exams. This unprecedented achievement is 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,” Dr. Jacques MoraMarco, Academic Dean at Emperor’s College, said. The full list of pass rates by college can be found on the California Acupuncture Board website at http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov/students/exam_statistics.shtml 2017 pass rates of major Los Angeles area acupuncture schools Emperor’s College 100% Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego 86.1% Yo San 83.3% Southern California University of Heath Sciences 83.3 Alhambra 81.8 South Baylo 63.3 Dongguk 62.5
The AOM world has lost a giant and pioneer in the field. Dr. Paul Rollington Campbell passed away peacefully at home in Santa Monica on August 24, 2017 from a heart condition. Paul was a devoted son, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Dr. C. mentored and cared for thousands of acupuncture students and patients during his 30 years of practice at Body Mind Systems Medical Center in Santa Monica and was an important leader in the early days of the field of acupuncture in California. Dr. Campbell obtained his PhD from Samra University in 1987 and his national acupuncture license in 1988. He was president of the Acupuncture Political Action Committee, which became the CA Acupuncture Association, and played a key role in the passage of precedent-setting legislation in 1984 to recognize acupuncture as primary health care in California, thereby qualifying it for insurance reimbursement. He taught at both Emperor’s College and the California Acupuncture College and served on the Board of Directors at Emperor’s College for eight years. Paul is survived by his wife, Linda Delp; nephews and nieces in the US and Trinidad – Peter, Paul and Robert Tobitt; Paul Anthony and Christopher Harper; Linette, Dawn and Curley Williams; and by numerous cousins, great-nieces and nephews and other members of his far-flung and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents Rollington Campbell and Elsie Hill Campbell and by his sisters Cynthia, Barbara, Pat and Elaine whom he loved dearly.
Dear Emperor’s College Community, As we complete the summer quarter and approach a new academic year, filled with hope and excitement, we are also shocked and saddened by the reprehensible actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th. Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Heather Heyer, and our heart goes out to all those who were injured. Emperor’s College condemns racism, violence, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and all expressions of hatred. As a community, Emperor’s College reaffirms our commitment to one another and to keep our campus a harmonious and supportive place. We are dedicated to creating a campus culture that values inclusion, equity, and social justice. The work that we do at Emperor’s College—cultivating brilliant healers, opening minds and hearts, and promoting healing and health in the world—is deeply important. The way to defeat abhorrent ideas is with other ideas grounded in peace and love. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” We will continue to be a place where we cultivate compassion and empathy, and we will use what we are learning here to make the world a better place. Sincerly, Yun Kim, EdD President, Emperor’s College
100% 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 acupuncture school in the United States represented by more than four students. A total of 296 people from around the U.S. took the exam for the first time on March 21, 2017, 232 of whom passed, for a 78% pass rate. The next exam will be held August 23, 2017 in Sacramento, CA. Emperor’s College grads posted the highest 2016 pass rate with 88.6% of its grads that took the California Acupuncture License Exam for the first time passing. Over the last three years, Emperor’s grads have posted an 83.8% pass rate, outperforming the average by over 20%, the highest three year pass rate of any of the acupuncture schools in the country that sent more than two students to each exam. “The California Acupuncture Licensing Exam is recognized as the most difficult licensing exam in the country and that 100% of our grads taking the test for the first time passed is wonderful,” said Jacques MoraMaro, Academic Dean at Emperor’s College. “And that our grads outperformed the grads of the other major AOM schools over the last three years 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.” 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_mar2017.pdf
The Emperor’s College externship at Being Alive was featured in the June issue of Acupuncture Today. Written by DAOM candidate Jad Dawson and DAOM alum Craig Swogger, the article focused on the indispensable benefits of Being Alive to the Los Angeles community of people living with HIV/AIDS and the important role Emperor’s College plays at the West Hollywood nonprofit. The article is available at: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=33337 To learn more about all the Emperor’s College externships, including at Being Alive, visit: http://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/acupuncture-school-program-overview/clinical-externships/
Emperor’s College students and alum were honored to be invited to provide treatments to the participants of the 2017 Run For Hope participants. 1,700 individuals participated in the event, walking or running, in memory of someone close to them who died. The 5K event was a fundraiser for OUR HOUSE, a nonprofit support center that provides grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing. Thank you to OUR HOUSE for inviting us to the event and share the benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to people in the grieving process. For more information about OUR HOUSE visit http://www.ourhouse-grief.org/