Founded in 1980 in San Francisco, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS is one of the oldest, most prestigious Chinese medicine schools in the U.S. Distinguished faculty and a rigorous curriculum have established ACTCM as a truly exceptional program that brings in students from all over the world.
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The Shuji Goto Library was developed to implement, enrich and support the educational programs of the college. The library collection, which contains over 6,200 volumes of books and 60 journals, is one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the United States.
As healthcare providers, it is very important that our students take care of their own health first. ACTCM offers a variety of health and wellness resources. Students receive discounted treatments and services at our clinics, including acupuncture, herbs and massage. Qigong classes and workshops are also held regularly and are open to both students and the public.
Our campus is located in the sunny and friendly Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Our neighbors and friends in the area have offered a variety of discounts for ACTCM students.
At each of our campuses (455 Arkansas St. and 555 DeHaro St.) students will find dedicated quiet space for studying, computers for use, wifi, kitchen facilities and outdoor space.
Both the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) degree program and the clinical Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree at ACTCM are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The environment in education is very friendly. Teachers are very kind to students. But there are a lot of problems with quality of lessons. There is not enough books. Most of them are out of date