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Welcome to the New England School of Acupuncture

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us in the fall. Before the program begins there are some next steps you’ll need to take to get ready. On this page you will find important information and forms that you will need to begin your studies. We will continue to post program specific information here so please bookmark this page and visit it often.

Next steps for incoming Acupuncture students. 

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. The Fall 2020 white coat order form is available here. Please complete and submit the form by August 15.

Any questions regarding white coat and name badge ordering can be directed to 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 this website.

Download a PDF of the Fall 2020 Book List

The MCPHS University bookstore on the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to students through their website. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

The Acupuncture programs will begin using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor for online testing. All students are required to bring a laptop or iPad meeting the minimum specifications below.

Operating Systems

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Mac: OS X 10.10 or higher
  • iOS: 10.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration.


  • Windows: 2 GB RAM
  • Mac: 512 MB RAM

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).

Find more information about technical requirements for Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor

The American Heart Association BLS/CPR training for Healthcare Providers is required of all students. Students entering the program in fall 2020 must submit a copy of their certificate by January 10, 2021. Information on how to submit your BLS certification will be provided at the beginning of the fall semester. You may select to 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. .