New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches acupuncture and herbal medicine much as they are taught in China, while helping students relate this approach to the contemporary Western healthcare system. The fully-accredited three year Masters Program in Acupuncture and four year Masters Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture plus Chinese herbology) prepare students for licensure and professional practice within New York and throughout the U.S. The excellent faculty, most of whom were trained in China and have extensive teaching and clinical experience in both China and the U.S., combined with small classes and master-apprentice type teaching relationships in the school’s teaching clinics, means that this ancient knowledge is carefully transmitted to the students who will make up the next generation of master practitioners. NYCTCM offers flexible scheduling with classes mostly on weekends and a friendly family-style atmosphere that encourages stress-free learning. The main campus, located in Mineola, Long Island, is easily accessible by LIRR, bus and auto. NYCTCM accepts new and transfer students at the beginning of each trimester, in September, January and May. NYCTCM is now accepting applications for the Winter 2019 trimester, which starts January 2, 2019.
The mission of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The mission of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to prepare compassionate practitioners who are solidly grounded in the tradition of Chinese medicine, who are able to integrate this tradition within the Western health care system, and who have a spirit of innovation that enables them to adapt a 4000-year-old medicine to 21st-century needs.
COMPASSION - NYCTCM graduates will bring the qualities of empathy, respect and compassion to all their treatment sessions.
TRADITION - NYCTCM graduates will have a thorough understanding of and deep respect for Traditional Chinese Medicine principles of treatment, including their cultural and philosophical context.
INTEGRATION - NYCTCM graduates will have a fundamental understand of the Western medical approach and will be able to integrate their practice with of TCM within the contemporary Western healthcare system.
INNOVATION - NYCTCM graduates will have a spirit of innovation that enables them to adapt a 4000-year-old medicine to 21st-century needs.
Graduates of NYCTCM will be able to evaluate a patient’s condition, decide on the most effective treatment strategy, and provide TCM treatment to the patient.
Graduates of NYCTCM will qualify to sit for and be able to pass the NCCAOM examination, as well as be able to meet all state requirements for licensure.
Graduates of NYCTCM will have a fundamental understanding of the Western medical approach.
Graduates of NYCTCM will understand the Chinese cultural and philosophical context to the basic TCM training and will be able to integrate it into their practices.
Graduates of NYCTCM will be able to set up a successful and ethical practice which affects the community in positive ways.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Program
Chinese Herbology Program