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The human being is one with Heaven and Earth—this is the secret key to understanding the art of medicine. —Zhu Danxi, 14th century

Classical Chinese Medicine Viewbook 2013-2014

Our Mission: The School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NCNM is committed to transmitting the art, science and spirit of Chinese medicine to cultivate clinical practitioners rooted in the ancient tradition of the medical scholar.

The College The Program Patient Care Our Faculty Our Students Our Alumni The City Get Acquainted Facts at a Glance Prerequisites

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Classical Chinese medicine represents one of humanity’s richest and uninterrupted streams of traditional knowledge. It is a highly sophisticated clinical system that offers a real alternative for the serious healthcare needs of our time. The 21st century will see a return to the time-honored values of living in harmony with nature and the essence of being fully human. This journey toward genuine health and wholeness is precipitated by the present blossoming of the traditions of holistic medicine, with Chinese medicine blazing the trail. At the National College of Natural Medicine’s School of Classical Chinese Medicine, we are committed to transmitting the deepest and clinically most powerful aspects of this medicine.

The School of Classical Chinese Medicine encourages you to explore the richness of our community and programs. See if you are drawn to join us on the journey of bringing the true power and spirit of this ancient medicine to those it can serve in today’s world. —Laurie Regan, PhD, ND Dean, School of Classical Chinese Medicine

—Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine

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The College NCNM offers four exceptional degree programs: Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM), Master of Acupuncture (MAc), Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR). Our campus, located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, offers students and faculty the benefits and advantages of city living at its most sustainable within an urban setting infused with natural beauty, culture and social conscience. In addition to our onsite teaching clinic, NCNM has access to more than a dozen local clinics offering diverse clinical experiences to students. The college supports a tightly knit, inspiring learning environment, and a vital, groundbreaking research community.

“The Classical Chinese Medicine program at NCNM folds the very best traditions of mentoring and lineage into a curriculum that richly integrates and respects the wisdom and philosophy of the ancients.” —David J. Schleich, PhD President, NCNM

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Patient Care

The Program Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, founded the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at NCNM with the mission of reviving the ancient wisdom and practice of Chinese medicine. His vision attracted a group of like-minded scholarpractitioners from across China and the West. Together, they are committed to training clinicians capable of tapping the true power of this ancient yet timeless system, which is both a highly sophisticated medical science and a deeply spiritual art form. The CCM faculty and administrators are attentive to the ongoing challenge of providing truly classical training within the framework of a modern graduate curriculum. Most Chinese medicine schools worldwide emphasize a systematized form of the medicine developed over the last century, commonly referred to as “Traditional Chinese Medicine,” or TCM. This approach to the medicine is typically taught in a structured classroom or clinical setting. However, when one explores the ancient roots of TCM, one finds a highly complex system of knowledge (codified in books referred to as the classical texts) that can be learned only through the cultivation of deep respect for nature and a highly individualized relationship with the medicine. In ancient times, such a relationship developed through study of the classical texts in combination with the direct transmission of knowledge, skills, and awareness from a master in a lineage-based system. To capture what is essential from the classical methods of teaching, the CCM programs include classroom instruction that is informed by the classical texts and infused with case discussion and lineage transmission. The classroom experience is complemented with small group mentorship-style instruction and weekend qigong and taiji retreats held at mountain, ocean and hot springs retreat centers. Elective classes in subjects such as classical texts, calligraphy, and weiqi (the Chinese board game known as “Go” in Japan) are available for students who wish to connect more deeply with the milieu of the ancient scholar-practitioner.

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) is a fouryear program in which students are immersed in the classical foundations of the medicine, receive a holistic education in Western medical sciences, and are trained in the clinical application of the major modalities of herbal formulation, acupuncture, moxibustion, Asian bodywork, qigong and nutrition. The curriculum has a strong focus on personal and professional cultivation to optimize students’ proficiency as practitioners and to support their health as they progress through school.

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Community Clinics

The NCNM Clinic—the largest natural medicine clinic in Portland—offers patients the full spectrum of classical Chinese medicine and naturopathic treatments. Our teaching clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive patient care in a professional and healing environment. The clinic medicinary carries a comprehensive selection of granular and raw Chinese herbs that are blended and formulated on-site. It also carries an extensive array of natural medicine products.

Working in multiple community environments enables students to gain an appreciation for different practice settings and become skilled at meeting the needs of diverse patient populations. CCM students currently have the opportunity to experience clinical rotations at nine community clinics throughout the greater Portland area. While all of the clinics provide Chinese medicine treatment for a full range of health conditions, each has a particular focus, such as treating homeless youth, immune-compromised patients, or those seeking detoxification/addiction services.

Several unique features characterize NCNM’s CCM clinical training programs. In the pre-internship years, students observe expert clinical faculty on their clinic rotations, rather than more advanced students. During the internship year, students are guaranteed at least one clinic rotation per quarter with a chosen clinical supervisor. This enables students to develop competence and confidence in their preferred style of treatment, while promoting the continuity of patient care.

Master of Acupuncture The Master of Acupuncture (MAc) three-year program is designed for students with a special affinity for classical acupuncture and moxibustion, who want a more streamlined graduate experience. The foundation of the MAc program is similar to that of the MSOM program, with fewer hours of theory and without the focus on herbal instruction. An increased emphasis is placed on the refinement of palpation skills used in acupuncture diagnosis and treatment.

Master of Acupuncture Professional Track The MAc Professional Track has been developed especially for professional healthcare practitioners (e.g., NDs, MDs, DOs, DCs, and RNs, etc.), who are likely to qualify for transfer credit for the Western science portion of the program. This track is available as a full- or part-time option.

Concurrent Degree Programs While at NCNM, students can undertake any two programs concurrently: ND/MSOM, ND/MAc, ND/MSiMR, MSOM/MSiMR, MAc/MSiMR.

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Our Faculty The CCM faculty is a community of educators, scholars, researchers and master practitioners trained in the classical tradition of Chinese medicine. Through transmission and other lineage-based teaching methods, they bring alive the rich history and philosophy of this multi-faceted medical system. They weave together the art and science of theories and practices developed over millennia and

mentor students on the practical application of this ancient knowledge in the modern world. Despite their high-level of individual attainment as healthcare practitioners and scholars, they are accessible, energetic, and devoted to the success of their students. Their teaching excellence and scholarly knowledge influence NCNM students well beyond graduation. Meet the rest of our esteemed faculty: www.ncnm.edu/faculty

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Xiaoli Chen, Associate Professor School of Classical Chinese Medicine

Dr. Bob Quinn, Assistant Professor School of Classical Chinese Medicine

“In China, during the Cultural Revolution, the entire theory of Chinese medicine—what we now call classical Chinese medicine, dating from ancient times—was reorganized to follow a more modern standard. This new way was called traditional Chinese medicine; in it, education had to discard the things they could not scientifically prove. But you cannot “prove” medicine at the energetic and spiritual level, and much was lost. The damage is like a tree with too many branches broken; if you break and break, it’s not good for the root, and the tree can’t grow.

“I think of our education as a three-legged stool. There is the theory leg, one for personal cultivation, and one for almost what you would call a craft guild element. The NCNM CCM program has strong legs of theory and also personal cultivation. The third leg is perhaps not talked about as much, but is also strong at NCNM. The successful practitioner must develop the necessary manual skills, just as a jeweler or cabinet-maker would. That leg is the most interesting to me, although we obviously need all three. My primary focus is classical Chinese medicine as it’s practiced in Japan. This is a practical, hands-on, body-centered approach and is not so strongly theory-driven. Most treatments in this style are quite gentle; often the needles are not even inserted. This is ideal for patients who are anxious about, or highly sensitive to, needle stimulation. This is also how children are treated in this style.

“I was trained in this system and taught under it in China for at least 15 years, but my teachers had studied the old medicine, so I learned from them. I bring to students what I learned from the old teachers, along with new information we receive from China, where things are more open now and the old medicine can be studied again. As a classroom teacher, I want to pass along to my students classical Chinese medicine theories and practices, starting where Chinese medicine starts: at the roots. When you go to the roots, you really understand; you have a better way to absorb the essence of our work.” Xiaoli Chen earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at China’s Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and teaching hospital, where she taught and practiced for many years. She teaches acupuncture at NCNM and treats a wide variety of conditions in NCNM’s clinics and in her private practice at Kwan-Yin Healing Arts Center in Portland. An award-winning researcher, she has written three books and published extensively in professional journals.

“At NCNM we have a depth of scholarship in the faculty that can’t be matched—and doctors from a great diversity of lineages and backgrounds. We also have a strong practitioner cultivation program in which students study Jinjing Gong and Taiji. One of the best things we offer is a mentorship series, where students spend a year with a professor of their choice. Our students enter a cauldron of transformation when they come here and come out as different human beings when they leave, glad for the changes.” Dr. Bob Quinn is a clinical supervisor at the NCNM Clinic. Additionally, he teaches a number of courses: Embodied Acupuncture, Chinese Patent Medicines, Asian Bodywork, Special Topics and Traditional Mentorship Tutorial. He studied at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), receiving his master’s degree in 1998 and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2007. Dr. Quinn came to Chinese medicine after teaching high school. He has a private practice in southeast Portland. NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Viewbook

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Our Students The students in the CCM programs arrive as a diverse collection of individuals who are inquisitive, intelligent, motivated, and drawn to a higher calling with classical roots. Characterized by their passion to learn, as well as their wide-ranging interests and backgrounds, they include dancers, photographers, engineers and hospital lab technicians. They’ve worked in the financial industry, managed restaurants, taught language arts, mastered martial arts and lived abroad. Above all, they are excited to be embraced by a community committed to the core values of compassion, sacred connection, integrity, wisdom and selfless service. Passionate about personal cultivation, they have chosen a program and a profession offering unlimited opportunity for transformation. Wanting more than a trade, they have embarked upon a path of lifelong learning that will provide them with an ever-deepening base of knowledge, skills and awareness from which to contribute to the health and harmony of humanity.

“I considered a few colleges, but NCNM resonated most for me. This education is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the most rewarding.” ~Sunjae Lee, NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Program and Naturopathic Medicine Program

“...when I spent some time in Hong Kong I became interested in Chinese medicine. Then I moved to Portland and realized there was this phenomenal school that addressed everything I wanted to do, including Chinese medicine.” ~Megan Choy, NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Program, Naturopathic Medicine Program and Integrative Medicine Research Program

“Classical Chinese medicine is taught by very few colleges and the faculty here is incredible. The program is set up around the ideal of doctors as scholars.” ~Kelly Shaw, NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Program

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Sunjae Lee, NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Program and Naturopathic Medicine Program “I first learned about natural medicine after I finished my degree in chemistry and had some treatments with my mother’s acupuncturist. I was searching for a new direction and with natural medicine I found something that connected with my music, martial arts and meditation interests. “I considered a few colleges, but NCNM resonated most for me. This education is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the most rewarding. Although it’s the oldest naturopathic school, it has a very dynamic atmosphere. On the Chinese medicine side, we get a real diversity of philosophies and techniques to choose from. It’s been really valuable to study the ancient texts with Dr. Lee, an incredible scholar; and my calligraphy class with Dr. Zhou led to my having an art studio, a side income and a website (www.fermatawellness.com). “Eventually I want to move back to Boston and open an integrative clinic with an art and community space. Part of my goal is to use music and art to facilitate people’s understanding of health. In observing my own journey and my family members’ journeys with health, I’ve seen a lot of unnecessary suffering and misinformation.”

Megan Choy, NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Program, Naturopathic Medicine Program and Integrative Medicine Research Program “As a classical ballet dancer, I was always very concerned about nutrition: not just for good health, but also maximum energy and body performance. I’d also had a little acupuncture, and when I spent some time in Hong Kong I became interested in Chinese medicine. Then I moved to Portland and realized there was this phenomenal school that addressed everything I wanted to do, including Chinese medicine. I intended to do the ND/Classical Chinese Medicine program, and I really love it—but when the research program became accredited, I couldn’t pass it up! “I’m very involved with applied kinesiology—which ties together my Chinese and naturopathic medicine education—and for my master’s research, I’m looking at a whole systems research approach to the field, seeing what’s out there and what’s needed to establish its efficacy. Eventually clinical studies will be needed, but right now we need a game plan. That’s what I hope to provide, and I hope to do some of the research, too!”

Kelly Shaw, NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Program “I grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where I was around herbs and natural medicine used by local tribes, but it wasn’t until after I finished college and had been working in archeology that I thought about a career in medicine. I wanted to be of service. A chance meeting with a naturopath led me to NCNM and when I read about the CCM program and Heiner Fruehauf, I decided on Chinese medicine. “Classical Chinese medicine is taught by very few colleges and the faculty here is incredible. The program is set up around the ideal of doctors as scholars. It gives students an exceptional grasp of what’s possible with Chinese medicine. It prepares us to learn from our patients and learn more options for using our tools. Students willing to take initiative do best here. I led a research project on Chinese herbal formulas at Helfgott. “I’m passionate about the classical texts in Chinese medicine and about herbal medicine. I hope to have a private practice and use Bazi—medical astrology—there and in consulting work. I’m especially interested in working with veterans and Native Americans, and in men’s health.”

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Our Alumni NCNM’s Alumni Association is here to support and connect you with resources, opportunities and each other after graduation, when networking is vital to your success. Our alumni, 2,200-strong, are spread across the U.S. and several continents. They’re active in their communities and value a continued link to NCNM. We are expanding our alumni outreach to keep graduates updated about the college, the profession and each other through newsletters, email and social media. NCNM also keeps alumni current with state licensure requirements through its growing roster of continuing education courses available online and through webinars and DVDs. If you would like to visit with one of our alumni in your area, please call NCNM’s Office of Admissions for a referral. Your success is our priority!

Heidi Linden, LAc

Eric Grey, LAc

Elise Wong, ND, LAc

“I worked in many capacities before studying Chinese medicine, from teaching high school science and working with children struggling with learning disabilities, to large-scale project management in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, before I realized that I had a subconscious longing to study this medicine. I had a powerful healing experience with Chinese medicine during a health crisis. Once I experienced its efficacy, Chinese medicine seemed like a natural fit for me. It incorporated many of my passions and interests, including working with children and families, herbalism, ancient cultures and ethnobotany.

“I hadn’t intended to choose classical Chinese medicine as a career after I finished bachelor degrees in philosophy and biology—I didn’t really know it existed—but a postcard I saw led me to attend an NCNM student for a day program. When I met Heiner Fruehauf, who was dean at the time, I felt a deep resonance with this medicine. And when I visited classes, I felt a sense of community. In my years at NCNM, I had the privilege of training with Heiner Fruehauf as well as other noted Chinese medicine scholars, and interacting with international scholars and practitioners at conferences and other events. The CCM program is really unique in the world in terms of the quality of the faculty, the depth of the program, and how it connects students with the roots of the medicine. The community aspect is also remarkable, having a network of professionals to reach out to. I now have several lifelong mentors.

“I attended The Evergreen State College, studied environmental issues, and stumbled on health and human development. One of my professors was a naturopath, and after graduating I did an internship with a naturopath. I conducted ultrasounds and was able to spend time with patients and talk with them about why they had chosen naturopathy. There’s also my own background: my grandmother would treat us with Chinese medicine when she felt it was warranted. So, when I looked at naturopathy schools, NCNM stood out because of its great program in Chinese medicine. I found it to be a warm, welcoming place— and I met Cora right away in our first year, so we had plenty of time to talk about our dream of starting an integrative clinic. We’ve done that, and since graduating I’ve really come to appreciate how the education at NCNM is phenomenal.

“The classical approach of NCNM’s Chinese medicine program was especially compelling to me. As I translated our ancient medical texts, I realized that facial diagnosis was a highly developed and prominent aspect of the medicine. This was a revelation to me, because since childhood I had been seeing disease in people’s faces, yet I’d had no way to interpret what I saw. I wrote my senior thesis on classical medical facial diagnosis, and recently I’ve been invited to share this knowledge in classes and at conferences. Facial diagnosis has been all but lost in a modern context. I would like to help it return as an indispensable diagnostic tool. “I am also passionate about treating the whole family. A goal of mine, as my practice expands, is to treat multiple generations at the same appointment.” Heidi Linden earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from NCNM in 2010. Prior to NCNM, she received a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from the University of Michigan. Before opening her practice in Portland, Linden Healing Arts, she spent time in China studying Shan Ren Dao, which examines emotions as the root of disease. Linden uses acupuncture, bodywork, herbal medicine and medical qigong in her practice. She feels deep gratitude for the ways in which Chinese medicine has enriched her life.

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“As a practitioner, I’m passionate about empowering people to make the best decisions for their health. This medicine is very participatory. I see it as really important for chronic disease, especially when people have been told there is nothing that can be done for them. As a teacher, what’s really important to me is not to fill students’ heads with information, but to excite them and inspire them to do their own learning.” Eric Grey earned his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from NCNM in 2009. He is an adjunct faculty member at NCNM’s School of Classical Chinese Medicine and teaches the Chinese herbs lab series, the Chinese medicine business seminars and a portion of the first-year course “Bridging Heaven and Earth: Ways of Knowing.” Grey founded Watershed Community Wellness in Portland, where he focuses on the treatment of chronic, unexplained conditions— especially skin and autoimmune conditions. He enjoys connecting with Chinese medicine students and practitioners through his blog, Deepesthealth.com, which he started in his second year at NCNM; and through Chinese Medicine Quarterly, a digital and print magazine he’s been publishing since 2011.

“At NCNM you learn the philosophy behind the medicine; the emphasis on understanding philosophy far exceeds what’s taught elsewhere. On the Chinese side, there is such a huge range and diversity of practice. NCNM lets you learn different styles of medicine and practice, to find out what really resonates for you. It’s a much more comprehensive way to work, and to view people!” Dr. Elise Wong, NCNM ’11, is a board-certified naturopathic physician and acupuncturist with a focus on family medicine. She is in practice with Dr. Cora Forstén, NCNM ‘11, her classmate in NCNM’s concurrent ND/MSOM program. Their Portland clinic, Essential Family Medicine, provides holistic primary care medicine, women’s health care, reiki and clinical therapy.

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The City Home to more than two million residents, Portland is Oregon’s largest metropolitan area. The “City of Roses” boasts a growing multicultural population and a thriving urban lifestyle as energizing as it is diverse. Portland offers an array of restaurants ranging from gourmet to bistro, and organic to vegetarian. Coffee houses, music clubs, galleries, and a wide range of event venues support a rich and colorful nightlife. A small city with a big heart, Portland is proud of its reputation for progressive politics and social consciousness. Portland is also known for being forward-thinking. Consistently winning top prizes for sustainability, its innovative urban planning is a model of livability that keeps urban sprawl in check while promoting distinctive, vibrant neighborhoods and luxuriant, tree-filled parks. Its extensive mass transit system is a great complement to the bicycling revolution happening in Portland. The city boasts a number of natural forested areas, including the 5,100 wooded acres of Forest Park, the largest forested area in the U.S. situated within city limits. Surrounded by sweeping vistas of natural beauty, Portland is ideally located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and is close to an astonishing array of natural environments that include the Columbia Gorge, old-growth forests, coastal ocean towns, ancient volcanic mountains and high desert.

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Best of Portland

Right: City of Portland. Opposite page: fresh produce from the Portland Farmers Market; outdoor cafe in Northwest Portland; along the waterfront; Forest Park. Below: Portland’s International Rose Test Garden.

America’s Best Bike City Bicycling magazine (May 2012)

The 10 Best Cities for People Without Cars Living Green Magazine (March 7, 2013)

No. 1, World’s Best Street Food U.S. News Travel (October 17, 2011)

The Five Best Places to Live in the World The Guardian (Jan. 20, 2012)

The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Urban Forests American Forests (February 2013)

No. 2, Best U.S. Cities For Urban Gardening Care2 (March 20, 2013)

The World’s Best Cities for Beer Frommer’s (August 2012)

America’s 50 Best Cities Bloomberg Businessweek (September 2012)

No. 2, Best Farmers’ Markets Travel + Leisure (July 2011)

America’s Best Downtowns Forbes (Oct. 14, 2011)

No. 1, America’s Greenest Cities Travel + Leisure (April 2012)

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Facts at a Glance PROGRAMS AND TRACKS Naturopathic Medicine: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) Classical Chinese Medicine: Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Master of Acupuncture (MAc) Research: Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) Concurrent Track: ND/MSOM ND/MAc ND/MSiMR MSOM/MSiMR MAc/MSiMR

ENROLLMENT: 542 ND: 304 CCM: 97 MSiMR: 4 ND/CCM: 101 ND/MSiMR: 34 CCM/MSiMR: 2

Get Acquainted

Clinic: 10:1; Lecture: 14:1 Clinic: 5:1; Lecture: 7:1 Lecture: 10:1

Average GPA: Average Age: Women: Ethnic Diversity:

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014

Selecting the right school is a big decision. We invite you to become acquainted with NCNM, our students, faculty, programs and more at an Exploration Day. The day begins with a series of brief presentations from faculty and research staff about their work, natural medicine, and student opportunities at NCNM. You’ll also have a chance to meet current students, tour the campus and teaching clinic, and ask questions of the Admissions counselors about the application and selection process.

If natural medicine is your dream, if you want to change the future of health care we can’t wait to meet you!

Should an Exploration Day not fit into your schedule, individual visits are welcomed. Please call at least two weeks prior to your visit. This allows us to help you make your time with us as productive and informative as possible. Campus tours are available at set times that vary throughout the year. Our professors and students welcome visitors to class, but to avoid conflicts such as examination periods, please contact the Office of Admissions before visiting classes.

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2014:

July 12, 2013 (Friday)

Jan. 10, 2014 (Friday)

Aug. 16, 2013 (Friday)

Feb. 8, 2014 (Saturday)

Sep. 21, 2013 (Saturday) October 2013 (No Event)

March 2014 (No Event) Apr. 11, 2014 (Friday)

Nov. 15, 2013 (Friday)

May 9, 2014 (Friday)

December 2013 (No Event)

June 2014 (No Event)

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Faculty to Student Ratio ND: Faculty to Student Ratio CCM: Faculty to Student Ratio MSiMR:

To register for an Exploration Day, or arrange a private tour with our Admissions staff, please visit www.ncnm.edu/tour or call 503.552.1660.

Exploration Day Calendar

Matriculation: Fall and Winter Quarters Fall Quarter Begins: Sep. 16, 2013 Winter Quarter Begins: Jan. 6, 2014 Spring Quarter Begins: April 7, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINES Fall 2014 Scholarship Deadline: Application Deadline:

March 1, 2014 July 1, 2014

Winter 2015 Scholarship Deadline: Application Deadline:

July 1, 2014 Nov. 1, 2014

To apply, or for more information: Online: www.ncnm.edu Phone: 503.552.1660 Toll free: 877.669.8737 Email: admissions@ncnm.edu NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Viewbook

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MSOM Prerequisites General Chemistry

One course required

General Biology

One course required

Physics Must cover mechanics

One course required

Social Sciences

One course required

Humanities

One course required

MAc Prerequisites General Chemistry

One course required

General Biology

One course required

Physics Must cover mechanics

One course required

Social Sciences

One course required

Humanities

One course required

I promise to follow the way of the Great Physician. I will strive to live in harmony with nature, and teach my patients to do the same. I will stay calm and completely committed when treating disease. I will not give way to personal wishes and desires, but above all else hold and nurture a deep feeling of compassion. I will be devoted to the task of saving the sacred spark of life in every creature that still carries it. I will strive to maintain a clear mind and am willing to hold myself to the highest standards. It will be my duty to diagnose sufferings and treat disease. I will not be boastful about my skills nor driven by greed for material things. Above all, I will keep an open heart. As I move on the right path I will receive great happiness as a reward without asking for anything in return. Chinese Medicine Oath, Adapted from The Great Physician by Sun Simiao (581-682) 16 www.ncnm.edu

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