What Makes Us Unique?

Originally co-founded in 2001 by Dr Leon Hammer in Gainesville, Florida, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine provides the ideal environment and resources for acupuncture students, including classrooms, break/study areas, and a fully-operational, in-house Student Clinic. Dragon Rises has recently opened a campus in Bradenton, Florida, and offers the SunCoast area top-tier acupuncture and Oriental Medicine training. Additionally, a new online/hybrid modality is available that includes the majority of training online using video lecture formats, with monthly in-person class sessions required throughout the semester. The Distance Learning opportunities usually mirror the class schedule on the Bradenton campus and are run synchronously with them.  

If you have questions, please email us using the Contact Us form available here, specifying which campus you are interested in.

Nurture-focused Curriculum

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine aims to create successful, caring and competent practitioners, able to help people achieve both genuine healing and their highest sustainable level of long-term health and wellness. During their time at DRCOM, students learn the importance of communication, understanding and respect, and go on to be practitioners who make a real difference to patients’ lives.

As Dr. Hammer was building the foundation of Dragon Rises College, he maintained that patient care was the Physician’s responsibility, not just in diagnosing an illness but in the overall, complete care of the Individual.

A Chinese Medical Physician
An Acupuncture Technician.
The latter will make you a living and bring you some satisfaction;
The former will bring you a life of bliss.