Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CAGS)

Location: Worcester
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Designed for acupuncturists looking to incorporate herbal medicine into their clinical practice, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Chinese Herbal Medicine program includes comprehensive study of single herbs, classic formulas, and clinical applications.

In addition to extensive didactic coursework, students gain vital hands-on experience. In the Chinese Herbal Medicine Dispensary at the New England School of Acupuncture, students observe and assist patients in a dispensary stocked with an extensive selection of top quality herbal products. In the Acupuncture Treatment Center, students treat patients with a variety of clinical conditions, under thoughtful direct supervision of senior faculty.

When you graduate, you will be eligible for licensure in the state of Massachusetts with authorization to practice Chinese Herbal Medicine, as outlined by the Board of Registration in Medicine.

In addition to on-campus courses, self-directed study of at least 10 hours/week is recommended.

  • Degree from accredited acupuncture program
  • Acupuncture licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in MA

We are now offering ‘On-The-Spot Admission’ appointments in Worcester for entry to the Fall 2017 semester. Your visit will include:

  • Tour of classrooms, treatment rooms, acupuncture supply store, & Herbal Medicine Center
  • Sit in on a current Acupuncture class (offered Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
  • Interview with faculty/staff
  • On-the-spot admission discussion with Admissions (please bring copies of all college transcripts)
  • Free Acupuncture treatment

Taking advantage of this opportunity will give you the chance to make a strong, positive impression while we review your file and make an admissions decision on the spot!   

Please email Jennifer Melendez at jennifer.melendez@mcphs.edu or call 774.243.3467 to schedule a date and time.

Course TITLE SEMESTER HOURS

YEAR I: SPRING

SACHM 100 Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine 2

YEAR 1: SUMMER

SACHM 111 CHM: Pharmacopoeia I 4

YEAR II: FALL

SACHM 112 CHM: Pharmacopoeia II 4

YEAR II: SPRING

SACHM 121 CHM: Formulas I 4

YEAR II: SUMMER

SACHM 122 CHM: Formulas II 4
SACHM 130 CHM: Patent Herbal Medicine 2

YEAR III: FALL

SACHM 141 CHM: Internal Medicine I 4
SACHM 150 CHM: Formula Writing 2
SAEXMCHM CHM Comprehensive Examination 0

YEAR III: SPRING

SACHM 142 CHM: Internal Medicine II 4

YEAR III: SUMMER

SACHM 160 CHM: Clinical Pharmacology 2
Total Didactic Instruction
32

CLINICAL INSTRUCTION


CHM: NESA Dispensary Assistantship 0
CHM: Assistantship 0
SACLC CHM: Clinical Internship 2
SACLC CHM: Clinical Internship 2
SACLC CHM: Clinical Internship 2
Total Clinical Instruction 6
Total CHM Program 38