Approval & Accreditation
ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
The University of East West Medicine (UEWM) and its master’s degree program in Oriental medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Because UEWM failed to demonstrate compliance with nine (9) of the Commission’s Standards and Criteria for accreditation of its Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program within two (2) years as required by both ACAOM and the US Department of Education policies and regulations, ACAOM took adverse action to terminate the DAOM program’s accreditation status, effective 31 December 2020, and to place the institution and it’s master’s degree program on a Warning sanction until 15 August 2020.
UEWM’s accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory.
ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org
CALIFORNIA ACCUPUNCTURE BOARD
In California, a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is an independent primary care practitioner whose practice encompasses acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, Oriental massage, acupressure and breathing techniques. The University of East-West Medicine is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates of the M.S. programs (Traditional Chinese Medicine) offered at the University of East-West Medicine. Graduates of the UEWM are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination. The California Acupuncture Board is located at 1747 N. Market Blvd, suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95834; Phone (916) 515-5200 Fax (916)928-2204
BUREAU OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (BCIS)
The University of East-West Medicine is approved under the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant alien students for attendance by non-immigrant international students (I-20).
NATIONAL CERTIFICATION COMMISSION OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s (NCCAOM) goal is to promote nation¬ally recognized standards of excellence to insure public safety. The NCCAOM examinations are used by many state agencies as a part of their licensing requirements. Students at the University of East-West Medicine are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examinations.
US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The University of East-West Medicine is approved to operate the Master of Science Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine under the High Education Act (HEA) of 1965 by the US Department of Education.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
The Federal Government has approved the University of East-West Medicine to issue Federal Student Aid in the form of PELL Grants, Federal Work Study, Stafford Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans under Title 4 of the HEA to eligible students.
TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL); GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATIONS (GRE)
The University is an approved TOEFL and GRE test site. We try to provide a comfortable test site for our students and others. It is our hope that our students will be more successful in their testing by having the convenience and a familiar setting to take their examination.