After completing this program, the student is expected to have a broadened perspective with which to engage in collaborative interactions with TCM doctors and other health care practitioners in treating patients. In addition, he or she will have the ability to synthesize knowledge, engage in scientific and scholarly inquiry, and to think critically and creatively to solve problems.
Following graduation the student is expected to be able to function as a primary, independent health care provider with an in-depth comprehensive understanding of TCM theory, with the ability to deliver logical and accurate diagnoses and apply effective and integrative treatment modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina massage, TCM nutrition and exercise.
This program is designed according to the standards of the Doctoral Degree program in Oriental Medicine in the United States. It exceeds the requirements for the Doctor of TCM program in British Columbia, Canada.
This program requires a minimum of 4220 hours (including 1340 clinical hours), and takes five academic years full time, four years intensive, or five to eight years part-time to complete.
Academic Requirements for Graduation