The New York College offers residency positions in Oriental medicine or Acupuncture. New York State and the Oriental medical profession in general does not have a residency requirement at present, but at the New York College we are committed to the highest standards in Acupuncture and Oriental medical education and our residency program offers a unique way of achieving that. Residents engage in all aspects of college life including assisting in the classroom and teaching clinic, private practice, research and academic administration. Residency positions are for one year and are open to licensed Oriental medicine and Acupuncture practitioners who meet the required entrance criteria.
The profession of Oriental Medicine has been researching and preparing for the introduction of doctoral-level education into the field for almost 10 years. This process has led to the development of a clinically-based curriculum currently in the final stage of approval by the Accreditation Commission for our field. Once this program is accredited, Colleges such as ours will be able to begin offering doctoral programs, something that is anticipated within the next few years. The New York College has already begun preparations to offer such a program and, with its active research department, Masters degree, Residency programs and excellent faculty, it has both the range and depth of resources to accomplish this. Graduates of such a program would receive the designation D.O.M. subject to state approval of a doctoral degree title. This will be a milestone for our College, its students and the field as a whole and will provide for a new generation of advanced clinicians, teachers and researchers in Oriental Medicine.