December Newsletter

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Chicago Campus Moves to New Location

On January 3, 2011, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago will be opening its doors at a new location at 65 E Wacker Place in the downtown Loop. With beautiful views of the Chicago River, the new campus will feature an expanded clinic, additional classrooms, and the largest Chinese Medicine & Bodywork Library in the city.

"This move really allows Pacific College to claim leadership in our field throughout the Midwest," according to Dr. Ed Lamadrid, Campus Director of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's Chicago campus. "With so many more resources for students and a centralized location, it will give the college more visibility and a greater presence."

Since it opened its doors in 2000, Pacific College's campus and clinic were located in the heart of Wrigleyville just north of the city. The new campus will offer a more convenient, centralized location for students using public transportation, as well as a more bustling atmosphere being minutes away from the city's main attractions, such as the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and theater district.

Pacific College has grown considerably over the last decade. With the need for more space to accommodate an increasing student body, it was decided in late 2009 that the search for a new home would begin. The new campus will open on January 3, 2011.

For more information on Pacific College's new location, CLICK HERE

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