No Longer in Existence

by Honora Wolfe
(Boulder, CO)

Hi Lisa,

I went to a school that no longer exists and did things the old fashioned way with a lot of apprenticing to complete my required clinic hours. That being said, It is my belief that, until schools have some endowments (such as donations from the profession to non-profit institutions to subsidize tuition scholarships, etc) so that they can choose who they let in and who they do not with more discernment that currently possible in a privately-owned-tuition-based model of funding, we will continue to have lots of schools owners who feel the same as the man you spoke to who would not request student reviews! It's a sad state of affairs, but true. Some are, however, clearly better than others in my experience with post-graduate education! Some teachers and administrators actually truly care about the quality of practitioner they are turning out.

Thanks for your forum here,

Honora Wolfe

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Great Insight!
by: Anonymous

Hi Honora,

Thank you for sharing your experiences and in depth look at a side of the problem that we (students and recent graduates) rarely look at. Understanding how schools get funded and how that affects the student population are factors that I had not considered.

Thanks for all you do for the acupuncture profession. You are a true leader and source of inspiration!

Lisa Hanfileti, LAc

P.S. For those of you who do not know Honor Lee Wolf, please visit her website

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