Welcome to the New England School of Acupuncture

Congratulations on your decision to attend the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at MCPHS!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. There are some important steps to prepare for your time at NESA, detailed below. We will continue to post specific information on this page, so be sure to check back often.

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the department. White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing. Students entering the program in fall 2024 should complete the white coat order form by August 8, 2024. For questions, contact Annette Kramer at

Students are required to purchase their own scrubs for use in the Acupuncture program. Scrubs are required attire for assistantship sites and practical hands-on courses. Students can choose any brand, but the scrubs color must be Hunter Green.

Students commonly order from the company Allheart.

The MCPHS bookstore on the Boston campus sells and rents textbooks to students. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

Students matriculating in fall 2024 will receive their booklist in the summer.

MCPHS has established technology guidelines for all new students.

Browser Requirements

Mac Users: Google Chrome preferred. The Safari browser must be configured to the minimum requirements for the Learning Management System being used (it does NOT have to be the default browser for the computer).

The Acupuncture programs uses Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor for online testing. Find more information about technical requirements. Find more information about technical requirements for Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor

The fall 2024 schedule will be available in the summer. Please note this schedule is subject to changes before term start.

The American Heart Association BLS/CPR training for Healthcare Providers titled Adult First Aid CPR/AED Skills is required of all students. You may complete your training either through in-person or blended (combination of in-person and online) instruction. Visit the Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers for more information.

Complete your certification before your program begins and retain a copy of the certificate. Once you are on campus this Fall, Maria Broderick will instruct you how to upload your certificate to our database.

For questions about the BLS/CPR certification, please email