National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest programmatically accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. NCNM, a nonprofit organization, had its beginnings in the early 1950's, in response to the termination of the naturopathic program at Western States Chiropractic College. NCNM offers three graduate professional degrees in accredited and recognized programs that prepare graduates for licensed practice in many states and provinces: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Master of Acupuncture.
The National College of Natural Medicine mission is to educate and train physicians, practitioners and pre-professionals in the art, science and research of natural medicine.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to advancing health care and the art of healing. Founded in 1983 in Portland, Oregon, OCOM was one of the first Oriental medicine colleges in the United States to provide master’s-level instruction. In 2005, OCOM became the first college in the nation to graduate doctors of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The mission of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is to transform health care by educating highly skilled and compassionate practitioners, providing exemplary patient care, and engaging in innovative research within a community of service and healing.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) graduated its first class in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical School. As a nonprofit public corporation OHSU provides world-class knowledge for the most complex, and the most common of health care needs. OHSU offers a myriad of doctorate and master’s degrees within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and College of Pharmacy.
As part of its multifaceted public mission, OHSU strives for excellence in education, research and scholarship, clinical practice and community service. Through its dynamic interdisciplinary environment, OHSU stimulates the spirit of inquiry, initiative, and cooperation among students, faculty and staff.
Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions. The school was founded in Forest Grove in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers. Originally the Tualatin Academy, it became Pacific University in 1854 and conferred its first baccalaureate degree in 1863. Today, Pacific University serves more than 3,500 students on its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Woodburn and Eugene, and also operates a variety of healthcare clinics in the greater Portland area. Students and alumni hail from all 50 states and several countries around the world.
A diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.
University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated education to our students and provides the community with an unsurpassed, natural approach to health and wellness. Founded in 1904 as a chiropractic college, UWS has evolved into a university offering a variety of health and wellness degrees. We have been a leader in health sciences education through integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in our dedication to the most up-to-date health care research and practices. We are committed to honoring our roots in chiropractic by integrating other related fields of study to support a well-balanced and whole-body approach to our wellness education.
The mission of University of Western States is to improve the health of society and advance the science and art of integrated health care through leadership and excellence in health sciences education, service, and the enhancement of knowledge through research and scholarship.