1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201
Dr. William Dunbar, President
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS CONTACT
Stephanie Pittman, Admissions Director
As a leading Acupuncture & Oriental medicine school with two convenient locations: Racine, Wisconsin, and Skokie, Illinois, MCOM offers the most traditional education in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutrition in the Midwest region.
The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine was founded in 1979 and has been a fully accredited Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine school since 1987. MCOM believes in preserving traditional ideology and philosophies developed by ancient practitioners, while incorporating current medical knowledge and techniques.
MCOM offers a combined Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine and a Master’s level acupuncture certificate program.
Oriental Medicine Program
The College’s Oriental Medicine Program combines rigorous academic course work with broad clinical experiences, leading to a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine combined with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition (TCM).
Students in the Oriental Medicine Program study various forms of acupuncture, traditional herbs, and formulas, as well as, nutrition and Chinese food therapy. They are introduced to new clinical protocols, based firmly upon the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that combine nutritional supplements with herbal formulas. Students also learn which foods to recommend and which to avoid based upon the TCM pattern and presenting complaints of the patient.
Education focuses on the “Zang Fu” system of physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment strategy. Traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis aid the graduate in formulating a comprehensive treatment plan. This is the style taught and practiced in China today at Universities of Chinese Medicine and their affiliated teaching hospitals.
The Acupuncture program combines well planned academic course work with broad clinical experiences, leading to a Master’s level Acupuncture Certificate. The fixed schedule provides students a clear path to their educational goals and ensures all requirements are met to take the National Board Examinations.
For prospective students who want to concentrate on the practice of Acupuncture, graduates of this program can successfully treat many pain-related syndromes and rehabilitative conditions. Students of this program learn both meridian based and Zang Fu based treatment styles and well as electro-acupuncture. Tui Na (Chinese massage) and other modalities of Chinese medicine are taught as accessory techniques. Graduates of this program who pass the required board examinations are eligible for licensure in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
Education focuses on the “Zang Fu” system of physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment strategy. Traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis aid the graduate in formulating a comprehensive treatment plan. This is the style taught today, in China, at Universities of Chinese Medicine and practiced in their affiliated teaching hospitals.
M.S.O.M.: Oriental Medicine