The San Diego Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has recently been accredited by ACAOM, the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. ACAOM awarded PCOM with the maximum periods of five and seven years for its Doctorate and Master’s programs, respectfully. This length of time has previously been unheard of; three and five years used to be the maximum periods of accreditation possible for schools to earn.
The ACAOM is the only accrediting agency that is currently recognized by the Department of Education and that is qualified to accredit schools of Oriental medicine. This recent accreditation is a great honor, and is testament to the commitment of PCOM’s Board of Education, the knowledge of its faculty, the competence of the administration and staff, and the amazing results achieved by its students and graduates.
There are 14 areas of examination, known as the Essential Requirements, that PCOM fulfilled in the process of this accreditation. Some of these include the excellent performance of admissions, programs of study, the faculty, the library and surrounding facilities, as well as legal governance records. Pacific College is one of less than five schools in the United States to be awarded the maximum accreditation by ACAOM.
Accreditation enables institutions like PCOM to be eligible for federal financial aid. One of the highest forms of peer review, accreditation recognizes the success and prestige of a campus, makes it more well-known to future applicants, as well as providing more benefits to those that already attend.
For more information on PCOM’s accreditation, please contact Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at (800) 729-0941, or visit www.PacificCollege.edu