San Francisco Acupuncture College Students Ace State Licensing Exam

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In the latest round of state licensing exams, all first-time California State licensing exam takers from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) passed, compared to a state average pass rate of 66%.

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The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francsico

ACTCM has consistently ranked among the top schools for CALE pass rates in its 31-year history.

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) is proud to announce that 100% of their students who took the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE) exam for the first time in Sacramento last August passed. ACTCM students hold an impressive pass rate record of these rigorous exams, which are administered twice each year: in Sacramento during the summer and in Ontario during the winter.

The latest statistics, just released at the November 17th meeting of the California Acupuncture Board in Sacramento, reflect results of exams administered in August, 2011. The data indicates that while only 66% of first time takers in the state passed the exam, all 13 students from the San Francisco acupuncture school passed the first time.

“These results show that ACTCM continues to provide the highest quality acupuncture and Chinese medicine educational programs that not only prepare our students for the state board exam, but to open successful practices so they may treat patients for a variety of conditions,” said Lee Swain, MA and Director of Student and Alumni Affairs at ACTCM.

The mission of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to provide exemplary professional education in its classrooms and quality patient care its teaching clinic. Students are training in acupuncture, herbal medicine and other modalities within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The California Acupuncture Licensing Exam is one of the most, if not the most, difficult licensing exams in the United States. California educational standards for acupuncture students and requirements for being able to sit for the exam are higher than any other state. Students must graduate with the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree to become eligible to sit for the exam.

“ACTCM has consistently ranked among the top schools for CALE pass rates in its 31-year history,” said Alissa Cohan, Director of Communications at the ACTCM. “We are the place to learn to become an acupuncturist and these test scores are the proof in the pudding.”

About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Bay Area since its inception in 1980. Their two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)—provide an exceptional professional education.

ACTCM’s community clinics serve as a diverse and demanding training ground for their students, while providing affordable health care services to the community. ACTCM’s certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Bay Area acupuncture treatment, as taught by ACTCM, restores balance and health, and is used for everything from chronic pain to drug dependence. Increasingly numbers of people are turning to [acupuncture for infertility, allergy relief, weight loss, and pain management.

During treatment practitioners insert sterile, disposable needles at acupuncture points along the meridians. Because of the thin and pliable needles used, most people feel little to no discomfort. Patients typically leave feeling energized or relaxed with a deep sense of well-being.

For more information about the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), call Alissa Cohan at (415) 355-1601 x 12.

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