New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine was started in 1996 by Dr. Chi Chow. Dr. Chow felt that the New York City area had need for a school which taught Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) much as it is taught in China, and which at the same time could help students relate this approach to Western medical practice. Her vision included small classes, master-apprentice type teaching relationships in clinic, and the flexibility to accommodate students’ schedules by offering classes mostly on weekends. From its first trimester in Spring of 1996, NYCTCM has embodied this approach.
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.
NYCTCM Core Values
COMPASSION - In addition to knowledge of TCM theory and mastery of techniques necessary to apply that theory, NYCTCM graduates will bring the emotional 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 principles of treatment, including their cultural and philosophical context.
INTEGRATION - NYCTCM graduates will have a fundamental understanding of the Western medical approach, and will be able to integrate their practice of TCM within the Western health care system.
INNOVATION - NYCTCM graduates will have a spirit of innovation that enables them to adapt a 4000-year-old medicine to 21st-century needs.
1.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.
2.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.
3.Graduates of NYCTCM will have a fundamental understanding of the Western medical approach.
4.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.
5.Graduates of NYCTCM will be able to set up a successful and ethical practice which affects the community in positive ways.
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