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Welcome to PCOM

Welcome to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

A School for Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Nursing (RN to BS) with a Holistic Focus

Welcome to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, one of the nation's leading schools for acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, holistic nursing, and integrative medicine located in California, New York and Illinois.

Here, you will earn your certificate or degree in one of three dynamic cities: San Diego, CA, New York, NY or Chicago, IL.

Our programs cover an array of courses including acupuncture, shiatsu, tui na, Thai massage, and the principles of natural nutrition. Practice qi gong, tai ji, and meditation with like-minded students and expert faculty as you prepare for a rewarding career in this emerging integrative medical field. Additionally, PCOM New York offers a unique Bachelor of Science (RN to BS) completion program with holistic focus.

We are pleased you have chosen to learn more about Pacific College and invite you to explore our website or contact us directly to learn which of our programs is right for you.

Clinical Training

Pacific recognizes a spiral-like process in the endeavor to learn. Observation and reason lead to knowledge. After obtaining foundation material in the classroom setting, the student applies this material in the clinical setting. The clinical application leads to a deeper understanding of the original foundation material, which in turn leads to enhanced clinical practice and new academic advancement.

As a Clinical Intern, students work as part of a medical team comprising assistants, interns, and Licensed Acupuncturists. The student receives over 950 hours of hands-on experience helping people with holistic and Oriental methods of treatment while interfacing with allied health care colleagues.

In addition to Pacific's on-site community clinic, the College also maintains numerous partnerships with local hospitals and clinics in each of the cities it serves. These alliances provide Pacific interns with the opportunities to do clinical rotations in diverse integrative care settings. At these sites, the treating medical team may be expanded to include medical students, medical doctors, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and counselors, depending on the facility. Click on a campus below for more information on their off-site clinical facilities.