It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emperor’s College instructor and clinical supervisor Jae Hoon Kim. Jae Hoon was much loved by the students, staff and faculty and will be deeply missed.
Emperor’s College is honored to have been selected to be the sole provider of acupuncture services at the 2017 West Los Angeles VA Stand Down. This is the third year that the college’s students and alumni have treated veterans at the event. Students and alum treated over 50 vets, for many of whom it was their first time experiencing acupuncture. The wellness area was organized by the Mindful Warrior Project. Emperor’s College is committed to serving the veterans community of Los Angeles. For more information about the college’s veterans clinic, educational and community initiatives, please contact the Emperor’s College Office of Veterans Relations at 310.453.8300 ext.115.
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
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/