This exam is designed to help students gauge their comprehension of the foundation material covered in their first two years of study. By measuring progress at this point, students can identify strengths and weaknesses before moving further forward in their academic career. It also helps students prepare for future comprehensive examinations by providing an opportunity to use this exam as a practice test.
Students may take the First Comprehensive Exam once they have satisfactorily completed all of the following courses:
• Principles and Theories of TCM I, II & III
• Herbal Pharmacopoeia I, II & III
• Anatomy and Physiology I, II & III
• Acupuncture Anatomy and Energetics I, II & III
The First Comprehensive Exam is given once every trimester.