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Alumni Awards

5th Annual Alumni Award Application

We know that our alumni are increasing the recognition of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and we want to award you for it! One of the advancements we are seeing in both Western medicine and Chinese Medicine is the movement towards INTERPROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is working with the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) to inform our community of the trends and advancements in healthcare. Interprofessional Communication is one of the six competencies that have been identified as key components to moving our medicine forward. For more information on these competencies, visit www.accahc.org or CLICK HERE.

We want to hear your stories. See below how you or someone that nominates you can submit your real-life examples of Interprofessional Communication in the practice of Chinese Medicine and win a free Pacific Symposium pass for 2015!


  • Submit a short description of how the nominee has demonstrated Interprofessional Communication – Visit www.accahc.org for more information about Competency 3.
  • Include Curriculum Vitae and Professional Bio

All nominations and supporting documents are due by May 29, 2015 and can be submitted to Angela Yvonne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

We look forward to honoring our graduate at the Pacific Symposium Alumni Celebration in October. One winner from each campus (SD, CH, NY) will be awarded FREE admission to Pacific Symposium 2015 and will be honored at our annual alumni event with an honorary plaque.  

COMPETENCY 3 – Interprofessional Communication

General Competency Statement: Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.

CC1. Choose effective communication tools and techniques, including information systems and communication technologies, to facilitate discussions and interactions that enhance team function.

CC2. Organize and communicate information with patients, families and healthcare team members in a form that is understandable, avoiding discipline-specific terminology when possible.

CC3. Express one’s knowledge and opinions to team members involved in patient care with confidence, clarity, and respect, working to ensure common understanding of information and treatment and care decisions.

CC4. Listen actively, encouraging ideas and opinions of other team members.

CC5. Give timely, sensitive, instructive feedback to others about their performance on the team, responding respectfully as a team member to feedback from others.

CC6. Use respectful language appropriate for a given difficult situation, crucial conversation, or interprofessional conflict.

CC7. Recognize how one’s own uniqueness, including experience level, expertise, culture, power, and hierarchy within the healthcare team, contributes to effective communication, conflict resolution, and positive interprofessional working relationships.

CC8. Communicate consistently the importance of teamwork in patient-centered and community-focused care.

Welcome Pacific College Alumni!

You've Been Part of Our Community for Years

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You may be leaving our campus to enter the workforce, but that doesn't mean you have to leave the benefits of Pacific College behind. We're here for you in every step of your journey as a practitioner.

Be sure to register as an alumnus to receive our newsletter with updates on the most current alumni events and job opportunities. Registered alumni will also receive the following perks!

  • Career Services: We strive to help alumni define their career goals and take the steps necessary to achieve them. We provide a variety of services to alumni including career consulting and advising, job postings, resume/ cover letter preparation and revision, interviewing skills, career workshops, and forum platforms for alumni connections
  • List Your Practice! Not only does this improve your search-ability on Google, it allows other alumni to refer their patients who are out of town.

  • Official PCOM Alumni Google Group: Join our Google group to trade patient referrals, get clinical support for tough cases and to get opinions from seasoned practitioners about practice management.

  • Discounts on Pacific Symposium

  • Continuing Education: We assist our alumni in continuing their education by providing a variety of CEU events at each of our three campuses. Featuring prominent guest teachers, a special 10% discounted rate is given to alumni! We also offer 10% discount off of college courses taken after graduation (only applicable for courses from the program from which you have graduated). Alumni may also audit courses they have already taken to refresh their knowledge for only $100!

  • FREE Subscription to the Oriental Medicine Newspaper: Our Oriental Medicine newspaper features in-depth articles on Oriental medicine written by our faculty and other noted authorities in the field. Published twice yearly and circulated to over 30,000 acupuncturists and other interested readers.

  • Library Access: All three campuses of PCOM boast modern library facilities that house expansive collections of educational material that we welcome our alumni to continue to utilize to broaden their research in the Oriental medicine field.

  • Discounted Malpractice Insurance

  • Courses on Passing State & National Exams

  • Community Outreach Opportunities

  • Transcript Requests

 Don't hesitate to contact your campus Alumni Liaison for help
or with any questions. We're here for you!

San Diego: Angela Yvonne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
New York:
Cynthia Neipris - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lamya Kamel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.