The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine provides rigorous training, education, and guidance in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Long before most Western universities saw the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine began training students in acupuncture and other Eastern medical techniques. Now, more than 30 years after the Midwest College was founded, acupuncture is considered a mainstream medical procedure, with licensed providers in most U.S. states. Recognized by both the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine features a staff of highly trained and certified doctors and academics, including school President William Dunbar, who received his Doctorate from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to Dunbar, the school's key administrators and academic chairs provide years of professional experience in the field, making the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine's faculty one of the most experienced in the United States. While the Midwest College's expert faculty provides students with the skills they need to become masters of acupuncture, the college's relationship with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine makes it distinctive among Western medical institutions. Since 1996, Midwest College has worked closely with the Chinese university to stay current on Eastern medical practices. Midwest College provides study-abroad and internship opportunities in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, and many other parts of China. As Western Medicine's interest in acupuncture continues to grow, so does the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. The school recently opened a branch in Chicago, Illinois, and nearly 92% of its current graduating class passed the National Board exams. Based in Racine, Wisconsin, the Midwest College currently offers a three-year program ending in Master’s level certification in acupuncture, as well as the Midwest's first officially recognized doctoral program in Oriental Medicine. Students may also complete a four-year term of study that provides them with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine on graduation.