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New name for School of Acupuncture & Oriental Med.

New York Chiropractic College Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Mestan, DC, announced today that the College has adopted a new name for its school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM). The school will henceforth be known as the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College.NYCC president, Frank J. Nicchi, MS, DC, expressed his gratitude to Dr. Mestan and to all members of the naming committee for their generous contribution of time and effort in identifying and exploring a variety of possible names. “The name ‘Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College’ calls to mind not only upstate New York’s regional beauty, geography and history, but also suggests a natural environment whose native tranquility promotes health and wellbeing,” Nicchi said.Though young, the new AOM school already is showing impressive results. Recent National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) test results indicate that Finger Lakes’ students’ scores exceed the national average and show an increasing percentage of students meeting or exceeding the national averages on the portions of the test dealing with Acupuncture with Point Location, Biomedicine, Foundations of Oriental Medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapy. The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine realized a 100% pass rate on 4 out of 5 of these exams in 2008, and the pass rate percentage for that exam was 93.75.Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are enjoying a rapid expansion of professional recognition across the United States, and today these modalities are offered in many hospitals, clinics and other integrative healthcare settings. NYCC is known for its high educational standards and stimulating learning environment. To learn more about the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College, visit our website at www.nycc.edu .

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