by alumni and students
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.
submitted: 05-03-2022, Student from 2000 to 2004