The merger of CIIS and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), official as of July 1, 2015 brings with it a host of opportunities for together expanding our academic reach.
In merging, ACTCM at CIIS becomes the fourth school of CIIS, complementing the schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, and Undergraduate Studies.
As both institutions are dedicated to mind-body-spirit education, the new union strengthens our claim of offering an embodied education and paves the way for greater possibilities for research.
The merger also establishes the first professional doctorate (DACM), in acupuncture and Chinese medicine that is both nationally (ACAOM) and regionally (WASC) approved.
Below is a summary of the conversion with highlights and links to documents with more details like the CIIS-ACTCM Merger FAQ. For an overview of converted schedules and academic changes, please review the Academic Merger Changes.
And perhaps equally important, the joining of forces means that students are now a part of and have access to an expanded and diverse community of academics, healers, and clinicians in the San Francisco Bay Area who are engaged in social change.
It’s an incredibly fortuitous time for all.
Read our stories below to learn more:
Author: Crystal Erlendson. Title: Merger Creates New Model of Care. Summary: Two San Francisco powerhouses of holistic healing, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)…
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