Welcome to

Midwest College
of Oriental Medicine

Who We Are

As a leading Acupuncture & Oriental medicine school with two convenient locations: Racine, Wisconsin, and Skokie, Illinois, MCOM offers the most traditional education in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutrition in the Midwest region.

The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine was founded in 1979 and has been a fully accredited Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine school since 1987. MCOM believes in preserving traditional ideology and philosophies developed by ancient practitioners, while incorporating current medical knowledge and techniques.

MCOM offers a combined Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine and a Master’s level acupuncture certificate program.

Student Resources

Links to useful websites for information about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, including research, suppliers, and sites which will act as a quick resource for students of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.


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Flexible Programs

All major classes are held on Saturdays and two weekday evenings. Clinic shifts are scheduled during weekdays. Our course schedule is designed to allow students flexibility in their schedules to maintain a full or part-time job. The majority of our students have families, and have chosen Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine as a second career. To learn more, contact us at (800) 593‑2320.

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Herbs & TCM Nutrition

Midwest College’s Oriental Medicine Program allows students to gain the skills and knowledge needed to integrate the best known branches of TCM (acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs) with healing foods and recipes to ensure future patients will be treated for complete wellness.

MCOM’s education includes a focus on traditional Chinese Nutrition Therapy. There are two parts of a Chinese Medicine nutritional consultation: encouraging healthy eating according to a patient’s constitution and the recommended foods and recipes for specific disorders.

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The Oriental Medicine Program

Graduates earn a combined degree. A Bachelor of Science degree in TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) Nutrition and a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine (encompassing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs).


The Acupuncture Program

Graduates earn a Master Level Certificate in Acupuncture and are well prepared to sit for the national board and licensing exams prior to starting or joining a practice.