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YSU Achieves Maximum 7-Years Reaccreditation With ACAOM

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Achievements, News, University Advancement|

Yo San Achieves the Maximum 7-Years Reaccreditation With ACAOM!

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine has awarded Yo San University and our Master’s degree program, the maximum 7 years reaccreditation.

A big thank you to all who participated in the self-study and reaccreditation site visit. Your continued commitment and dedication has contributed to our success, and together we will take the University and our MATCM program to the next level of educational excellence.

If you’re interested in becoming an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, check out our programs or give us a call at [phone-link location=””].

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YSU President Speaks at UCLA Chinese Herbal Medicine Summit

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Achievements, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), Occasions, TCM Today, University Advancement|

YSU President Dr. Lawrence Lau Shares His Expertise at UCLA Chinese Herbal Medicine Summit

YSU President Dr. Lawrence Lau was among a select group of 60 professional and industry experts at the recent Chinese Herbal Medicine summit held at UCLA. Organized by the UCLA Center for East West Medicine, the one-day event on July 15, 2017 involved specialists from the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and the UK. The theme of the summit was ‘Safe and Effective Use of Chinese Herbal Medicine’. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Zhang Qi, Director of Traditional and Complementary Medicine at the World Health Organization. In his presentation on ‘Chinese Herbal Medicine Educational Programs for Health Professionals and Consumers’, Dr. Lau outlined the strategies from an educational perspective in an inter-professional effort to demonstrate effectiveness and ensure safety on the use of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

If you’re interested in becoming an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, check out our programs or give us a call at [phone-link location=””].

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Dean of DAOM Program Appointment

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:05+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Bulletin, DAOM, News, Student Life, Students & Faculty, University Advancement|

Yo San University is pleased to announce the appointment of

Dr. Laraine Crampton, DAOM, L.Ac as Dean of the University’s DAOM Program.

Dr. Crampton received her MATCM and DAOM degrees from Yo San University, where she has served as a faculty member for the past 22 years. She has been the Chair of the MATCM Qi Cultivation department from 2007, and has been the interim Dean in the DAOM program since April 2016

A seasoned clinician with special interest in Longevity and Internal Medicine, Dr. Crampton has had a private acupuncture practice in Santa Monica, CA for 18 years, where she enjoys caring for multi-generations families. She came to TCM from a background in professional writing, media production and education, including serving as adjunct professor in the USC School of Business Administration.

Dr. Crampton can be reached at 310.577.3000 ext 115, or via email at lcrampton@yosan.edu.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Crampton to the YSU team.

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The Renaming of the YSU Community Clinic: A New Name . . . The Same, Shared Commitment

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Achievements, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM), News, University Advancement, YSU Community Clinic, YSU in the Community|

In the throes of our daily efforts, it is easy to forget the life altering care provided patients through the YSU Clinic. This past Friday, February 19, students, faculty, staff, and friends of YSU shared a moment to reflect and celebrate the meaning of our Community Clinic and honor the life and good works of Thomas S. Blount.

Recently the Board of Trustees approached his family about renaming the Clinic in his honor to underscore the caring legacy and the value of TCM in Thomas’s own life and celebrate the impact Thomas made in the educations and futures of students.

Board Chair Mary Flaherty gave opening remarks highlighting Thomas’s generosity and kindness to YSU throughout the years. President Lois Green echoed Mary’s remarks and thanked everyone for joining this special celebration.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni followed by recounting his personal relationship with Thomas and shared his excitement for the rededication of the Clinic in Thomas’s name. Friends of Thomas, Paul Brewer and Kenny Griggs, spoke of how Thomas would have been honored and humbled by the rededication.

Thomas’s gift will allow the University to build on our established legacy, continue educational excellence in the classroom, enhance our already distinctive clinical offerings, and respond to the rapidly changing landscape of our profession. Among the many planned uses for the gift will be an annual endowed lecture and an enhancement of the University’s clinical offerings.

The event concluded with the unveiling of the new clinic sign and the cutting of the ribbon. YSU is proud to honor the one of a kind Thomas S. Blount.

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Yo San University Receives Its Largest Charitable Gift

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Achievements, Bulletin, News, University Advancement, YSU in the Community|

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine welcomed a gift of $1 million dollars from the Thomas S. Blount Trust on September 9, 2015. Mr. Blount was a retired Naval Officer, Aerospace Consultant, and philanthropist. He dedicated his life to being a friend and mentor to many including Yo San University. He was a long-time supporter of the University’s efforts to provide quality instruction to students while serving the broader community through its community clinic with an integrative healthcare model and services.

University President, Lois Green accepted the gift on behalf of the Board of Trustees and the University community stating, “The extent of Thomas’s support has been greater than many knew through the years. However, this gift is a truly transformational moment for our university. It will allow us to build on our established legacy, continue educational excellence in the classroom, enhance our already distinctive clinical offerings, and respond to the rapidly changing landscape of our profession. As the only non-profit acupuncture school in Los Angeles, our mission and approach is special and this gift further underscores our unique values, commitment to our students, and responsibility as a healthcare provider to the broader community.”

Yo San University, a non-profit organization, educates students to become exceptional practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Taoist healing arts. The school facilitates the development of students’ spiritual and professional growth, and provides the community with an integrative medical care model and services. Yo San University offers two fully accredited degree programs: Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). Both are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized national accrediting body for programs educating acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

Since 2000 through our clinical internship program, the University Community Clinic along with its externship site partners have provided more than 255,000 free or subsidized acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments to the underserved communities of Los Angeles.

 

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YSU at College Campuses

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Bulletin, University Advancement, YSU in the Community|

 

We increasingly find more undergraduates looking to pursue TCM directly as their primary career choice. So as we reach out to more and more undergraduate students, if you have contacts with advisors, faculty, or current students, please direct referrals to admissions@yosan.edu.  Here’s a couple examples of recent activity at college recruitment fairs.
Yo San travelled to UC Davis for their annual Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference last weekend to promote Yo San University’s Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine program.  Dean of Clinical Education, Brian Lee, Assistant Academic Dean, Pei-Jen Chu, Director of Enrollment, Julianne Hawks and Clinic Intern and current student, Jeet Kaur, were the representatives of Yo San who spoke to prospective students in the various health fields about Yo San’s unique legacy and great education.  More than 9,000 people attended the fair and attended workshops given by various leaders in the healthcare field.  Dr. Brian Lee gave two workshops in which he spoke on the “Non-Surgical Treatment of Spinal Disorder with Traditional Chinese Medicine”.

Director of Enrollment, Julianne Hawks, Coordinator of Constituent Services, Nick Eckhart, and Clinic Intern and current student, Teresa Calloway, traveled to UC San Diego’s Graduate and Professional School Fair to promote Yo San University’s Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine program to students ranging from allied health to liberal arts!

 

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YSU earned the highest passage rate among all schools for the August 2015 California Acupuncture Licensing Exam!

By | 2018-06-14T23:54:06+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Achievements, Alumni, MATCM, News, Student Life, University Advancement|

We are very pleased to congratulate the August 2015 California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE) test-takers who have elevated Yo San University to 1st among all schools in passage rate! Our first-time takers led the way among their peers with a 92% pass rate, and YSU was also 1st overall, which includes both first-time and repeating takers.

While this achievement is due to the individual efforts of our graduates, YSU has a long track-record of performing among the top three schools for overall CALE results on a year-to-year basis. I also want to acknowledge the extra workshops our Academic Affairs team initiated to help prepare for the August exam.

Ultimately, our faculty, staff and Board of Trustees have a single purpose: to support individual and organizational excellence. This month, we have been ranked top in academic performance, as well as clinical reputation. We should all be proud to be a part of YSU.

Congratulations to our August CALE takers!  You can review the entire list here.

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