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The art and science of managing pain

Since 2010 PREP has offered a joint master’s program with the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). Students enrolled in NESA’s Master of Acupuncture program can graduate with two master’s degrees: an MS from Tufts School of Medicine and a Master of Acupuncture or Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from NESA, based at MCPHS University. Students complete requirements for both programs, with some courses counted toward both degrees. Graduates of this joint degree program are sophisticated pain management professionals. They possess the expertise needed to effectively practice alongside conventional providers in allopathic medical environments.  Full-time students may complete both programs in 33 months.    

NESA students may also enroll in one of the  Advanced Studies in Pain Topics Certificate programs. The 15 credit Pain Topics Certificate Program allows enrollees to choose a specialized area of study: Education, Policy, Research, or Occupational Therapy.