Students are orientated to services and resources at the college before their first day of classes. During their first quarter students attend a Program Orientation Course that introduces students to the ACTCM community and their academic and student experience at the College. The course covers information that enhances students’ understanding of higher education in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The course creates connections with peers, faculty and staff that support student academic success. Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills and literacies students will utilize as students and future practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Each new student is assigned a peer mentor before matriculating into the program. This mentor is available to answer questions and share their own experiences as a student at MSTCM with the new students. Mentors check in with their mentees regularly during their first few semesters at ACTCM.