Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), one of the United States’ most established universities for the study of integrative and complementary medicine, is proud to welcome a special delegation of Traditional Chinese Medicine administrators from the People’s Republic of China.
Comprised of officials and key personnel from the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and three other Chinese TCM schools, the delegation will arrive to strengthen and expand the current educational collaborative agreements and scholarly exchange programs with SCU.
They will be received by SCU President Dr. John Scaringe to discuss the current state of TCM education in the United States, and the future direction. Their meeting will include an exchange of gifts among team members, a tour of the 38-acre SCU campus, as well as the sharing of insights and opinions on topics relating to Traditional Chinese Medicine and the international community.
“We are very honored with this State visit from the Official Chinese delegation,” stated Dr. Scaringe. “We look forward to forging stronger ties and developing additional opportunities for scholarly exchange.”
SCU is recognized in China as a leading institution for Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States. For more than 10 years, SCU’s College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CAOM has been the only regionally accredited Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) program by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in California.
A testament to the quality of the AOM program at SCU is the fact that the Chinese government, through the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, has awarded PhD scholarships for TCM to graduates from the CAOM at SCU. In 2011, the Chinese government awarded two PhD scholarships through the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine for two recent SCU AOM graduates.