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Welcome from the Dean

It is a perfect honor to welcome you to the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine.

Since the founding of the institution in 1997, the Eastern School has provided an intellectually stimulating forum for students. Expect to be immersed in a truly openhearted environment; an educational community dedicated to the pursuit and production of knowledge to serve you personally as well as bestow this knowledge to our society.

Having worked for many years in administration and faculty at some of the largest schools in our field, I am most impressed by the personal, rigorous, challenging, rewarding, and affordable education provided at the Eastern School. We are an energetic and vibrant college at the forefront of education in holistic medicine. Rooted in our belief in tradition, and the historical and philosophical tenets upon which our medicine is based, we look to today and tomorrow to help us to understand ancient medicine’s relevance in the modern world. Through the constant pursuit of our Mission and the desire to better serve our community, we operate as a forward-focused institution with the following beliefs:

  • We are student-centered: Our students are the reason the college exists. As such, it is our responsibility to provide you with a fundamentally sound and diverse acupuncture medicine education. That way you and fellow colleagues can be the most effective holistic medical practitioners of your generation. We provide our students with both the breadth and depth of knowledge that prepares them to become leaders in a world that is looking for better answers to health and healthcare challenges.

  • We are bold. We are not afraid of change. We confidently lead. So much has changed in the area of education. However, in the midst of that change, the Eastern School has boldly remained constant in its commitment, over many years, to ensure affordability as well as excellence in its education. Being the leader of the holistic medical education offerings in the state, we confidently pursue the epicenter of interdisciplinary collaboration in the movement to define integrative medicine.

  • We are strategic. We have purpose. Together, we create and follow an educational plan for each student. The process creates a logical and systematic progression that is both effective and efficient. We embrace the past, the now, and the future by questioning our ways through a formal, ongoing effort to improve our platforms.

The Eastern School is entirely committed to the success of each student beginning as an advocate for their intellectual development. Students and teachers recognize that success is not a right but is earned through patience, time, fierce commitment, and the willingness to make sacrifices. We walk this journey together, step by step, onward to a gratifying future.

In Health, and to your success. I hope to meet you soon,
Dr. Thomas Kouo, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM