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Chen Y. A Perspective of Acupuncture Education in the US JCMAH.MS.ID.555773

Citation: Chen Y. A Perspective of Acupuncture Education in the United States. J Complement Med Alt Healthcare. 2019; 9(5): 555773. DOI: 0.19080/JCMAH.2019.09.555773

A good and informative article.

Abstract
Acupuncture education in the United States has a history of almost 50 years. The entry-level professional training dates back to the 1980’s as a milestone establishment of Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM), Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Besides mainland China, America has the largest organized and influential acupuncture and Chinese Medicine education system in the world. Now 54 accredited acupuncture colleges have offered Master’s Programs, Professional Doctoral Programs, and Advanced Practical Doctorial (DAOM) Programs in comprehensive standards and competencies. Although there are some challenging issues, acupuncture education trends move forward into entry-level doctoral level training, regional and national accreditation, and system-based education, which will lead this profession to play a great role in the American integrative medical system.
Keywords: Acupuncture; Education; Competencies; America

 

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Dr.Arthur Yin Fan was interviewed by Mike McKeown on August 19, 2009, discussed the NCCAOM test item writting issues; Dr.Fan provided some suggestions on National Certificate Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM) future certificate development directions.

The NCCAOM is governed by the Chief Executive Officer and ten Commissioners who are voted into office by general election. In approving nominations, the Nominating Committee considers diversity in ethnicity, gender, geographic distribution, professional experience, education and school of thought within the profession.  Mike McKeown, B.A., M.A., Th.M., has worked as a NCCAOM commissioner  over 7 years, currently chairs the Commission’s Board Development Committee and the Recertification Committee. McKeown also servers as the Secretary for the Commission.

 

   
 

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