Health Care and Insurance
Low-cost health care is available to students through the OCOM Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic. Please call the clinic at 503-253-3443 x550 for appointments and schedules. Reasonably priced major medical plans are made available by OCOM through the Sentry Student Security Plan.
Academic Advising and Counseling
Students are encouraged to meet regularly with the Dean of Academic Affairs or the Director of Student Affairs to discuss academic progress, review future courses, and to share their experiences at OCOM. The Director of Student Affairs is also available for advice or referrals for personal, psychological, or health-related issues.
Tutoring is available at student expense from teaching assistants and other graduates or advanced students. A tutor list is available from the Director of Student Affairs. A limited amount of funding each year is available to subsidize the cost of tutoring when such assistance is mandated or strongly recommended by a faculty member.
New Student Orientation
New students spend two days at a retreat center in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge to meet classmates, faculty and staff, and learn what to expect as master’s students.
Many OCOM graduates immediately establish or join existing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practices or natural health clinics, or find employment in hospitals, addiction treatment programs, reproductive medicine centers, cruise ships and various other settings. Career preparation is therefore a vital aspect of an OCOM student’s education. The master’s program integrates coursework in visioning, practice management, and public health issues to help prepare students for the financial, administrative and legal responsibilities necessary for success in professional practice.
Professional Development Center
Students are encouraged to use OCOM’s Professional Development Center to find and integrate the resources needed to build a successful career in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.