2 alumni or current students have reviewed New England School Of Acupuncture At Mcphs
I am an alumnus of the first graduating class from NESA @ MCPHS Worchester. The majority of the faculty and administration were alumni. They were knowledgeable, passionate about the profession, supportive of our learning, and genuinely kind caring people. I felt they gave their all during this transition period for NESA and I believe I received an excellent education with rare exceptions - I could have used more in-class pulse dx practice, the loss of cadaver dissection class and no use of the laser in the Japanese Style Track are my only complaints. Any Adjunct Professor who was not up to par was replaced in a timely manner. The clinical options and supervisors were outstanding! Interprofessional education (IPE) is a major asset of attending NESA @ MCPHS. IPE is a necessary component for the still-sprouting Integrative Medicine model to evolve from our historic Allopathic medical paradigm. I look forward to attending CE classes in the future!
I attended before the merger with MCPHS - when the school was still in Watertown, MA. I chose the school largely for the comprehensive Japanese Acupuncture program. All things considered it was a great experience. As it is a larger school, the practice clinic options were plentiful and busy, with standouts such as the Dimock Center - a large public health clinic in Roxbury. There were very strong faculty in all of the key positions of the school with a good mix of backgrounds to offer dynamic approaches to the material. A few of the adjuncts were not stellar, but that's expected in a school of that size and, ultimately, it wasn't anything that diminished the overall experience.
Outside of the normal critiques of most (all?) acupuncture schools such as proper business training to actually start and run a practice (also missing in most/all medical schools), I felt (and most of of my colleagues would agree I believe) well prepared to get into full-time practice right out of school.