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Effective August 12, 2017, the East West College of Natural Medicine (EWCNM) was denied institutional accreditation and the Master of Oriental Medicine program was placed on Probation until August 2018 by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM or Commission), at which time Probation and programmatic accreditation were extended for good cause until February 2019. Probation is notice to the program/institution that, if it does not substantially correct the deficiencies noted by the Commission by the end of the probationary period, pre-accreditation or accreditation status will be withdrawn unless the institution is able to demonstrate why such action should not be taken.  ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners and is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952-212-2434; fax 952-657-7068