Yo San University
by Claudia Laufer, L.Ac.
(Los Angeles, CA 90066)
When I checked out schools for acupuncture, I went to three schools: Yo San, Samra and Emperors. The first school I looked at was Yo San, and it was love at first sight. The campus is very warm and welcoming, and VERY professional. The vibe of the student body and faculty immediately captivated me, everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming.
I decided to do the "day as a student" which allowed me to sit into classes all day long with a mentoring student. From that point on, I knew that this was the school for me. I still went to the interviews at Emperors and Samra, but they didn't compare in the slightest - both of those schools had the typical academic university vibe without the warmth and spirituality I felt at Yo San.
Yo San has a very rigorous academic program in addition to a very rigorous Taoist and Qi curriculum. The founders of the school, Dr. Daoshing Ni and Dr. Maoshing Ni, put a lot of emphasis on what it means spiritually to become a healer, and make sure we learn everything about cultivating our own energies and growing our characters. Not only that, but Yo San also offers very prestigious as well as very community and service-oriented externships, including the Children's Hospital, Premiere Oncology and Venice Family clinic and Being Alive, all of which offer unique experiences and present the interns with a variety of complex, challenging patterns.
Yo San has prepared me very well for my practice as an acupuncturist, and its pass rates at the California State Boards speak for themselves - many Yo San groups taking the boards achieved a 100 percent pass rate, and we are consistently higher in our pass rates than other local schools. It has helped me grow in ways I never expected to, and it has not only helped me to become a very promising acupuncturist, but it has also helped me to become the best human being I can be.