Monday, October 6, 2008

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine , located in Portland, Oregon, United States, offers master's and postgraduate doctoral degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. OCOM's programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and authorized by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission's Office of Degree Authorization to award Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine degrees.

OCOM also operates an Intern Teaching Clinic and herbal dispensary, serving the Portland metropolitan area. More than 20,000 low cost acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, , and shiatsu patient treatments are offered annually by the clinic, which also serves as a teaching facility for the college.

In July 2005, OCOM became the first college to graduate a cohort of .

OCOM has an active research department, and has received substantial research grants from the National Institutes of Health/NCCAM.
Current OCOM research projects include a collaborative grant with the University of Arizona to study temporomandibular joint disorder.

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