Tri-State College of Acupuncture Graduate Reviews
I am so happy I chose to attend Tri-State. The practitioners are amazing, they offer multiple styles of acupuncture, and they do a great job on developing the student's clinical skills. I've learned so much from so many different kinds of practitioners. That's the best part, each has their own style which allows you to develop YOUR own style according to what speaks to you. The professors are so passionate about teaching, they want you to do well and truly learn and live this beautiful and amazing medicine.
Wonderful school with a very strong emphasis on palpation where you learn to start needling acupuncture points at the very beginning of your second semester and are taught 3 distinct styles: Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), Kiiko Matsumoto (KM), and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) along with elective classes to learn the Traditional Japanese style (TJA).
Tristate is a growing and changing college. If you just want to learn TCM, tristate is not for you, but if you want to learn how to see with your eyes, ears, nose and especially your hands, you're ahead of the game if you choose tristate. You will learn multiple styles which other schools may not have access to. No school is perfect. There are some admin issues, but they always listen to feedback and try to find middle ground. Plus the instructors are great. There is always help available.
Administration is extremely unorganized. Don't learn the necessary information you need about TCM and TCM modalities. The rooms have poor heating and are dirty and old. teachers are great practitioners but most don't know how to teach. Positive is you learn how to needle very early on, it's great for sports medicine only.