February 18, 2009 — New York Chiropractic College Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Mestan, DC, announced that the College has adopted a new name for its school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM). The school will henceforth be known as the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College.
NYCC President, Frank J. Nicchi, MS, DC, expressed his gratitude to Mestan and to all members of the naming committee for their generous contribution of time and effort in identifying and exploring a variety of possible names.
Though young, the new AOM school already is showing impressive results. Recent National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) test results indicate that Finger Lakes’ students’ scores exceed the national average and show an increasing percentage of students meeting or exceeding the national averages on the portions of the test dealing with Acupuncture with Point Location, Biomedicine, Foundations of Oriental Medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapy.
The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine realized a 100 percent pass rate on four out of five of these exams in 2008, and the pass rate percentage for that exam was 93.75.
Source: New York Chiropractic College, www.nycc.edu