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Shanghai University of TCM Collaboration
The Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM), renowned for its growth and leadership in the field of Acupuncture education in the United States, has announced an exciting and groundbreaking partnership with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), one of the foremost authorities in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education in Mainland China.
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VUIM Information Sessions
[Korean] Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 am
[English] Wednesday, December 13th at 5:00 pm
Term Application Deadline - December 22nd 2023
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On December 8, 2023, the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) is hosting a distinguished lecture titled "Acupuncture in the United States: From Exploration to Accessibility" led by our very own Dr. Lixing Lao, the president of VUIM and a distinguished researcher in the field of integrative medicine.
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Explore all the programs offered at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc.) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAcHM) Programs
The purpose of the Professional Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAc.) program and the Professional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAcHM) program is to foster competent acupuncture practitioners through advanced integrative studies above the master’s level.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Program
The VUIM DAOM program is a postgraduate, competency-based, doctoral-level academic program. As a clinically focused professional graduate program, it provides advanced didactic studies and clinical experiences in core
clinical specialties and culminates in the completion of a multi-year research paper.
Master of Science in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAcHM) Program
The purpose of the Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine is to train future practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through empowering them through practice and knowledge in functioning as primary, complementary, independent, or integrative healthcare providers. The MAcHM program enables our graduates to sit for the National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine licensing exam (NCCAOM) as well as apply the principles of Oriental Medicine to diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis of patients while integrating into the modern healthcare system.
Master of Science in Acupuncture (MAc) Program
The MAc program is part of the MAcHM program that focuses on knowledge and experience in Acupuncture only. The MAc program is created to educate students in Acupuncture providing the best alternative medicine treatments. Students are provided a solid foundation in the principles of Acupuncture as well as Western Allopathic Medicine. The Acupuncture program includes an extensive study of diagnostics, methods of treatment, acupuncture, and ethical management. The program is specifically designed to prepare students to sit for the NCCAOM licensure examination in Acupuncture Certification and provide the necessary skills to practice safely and skillfully.
Certificate in Herbal Medicine (CCHM) Program
The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Medicine (CCHM) requires a total of 61.5 quarter credits (785 hours) which include 255 hours of clinical training. The normal program length of the Certificate in East Asian Nutrition is one year. The curriculum for the Certificate in East Asian Nutrition program is a subsection of the 4-year Master of Science in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAcHM) program offered by the University; specifically, the portions of the degree program that focus on the knowledge and training in Chinese Herbology and related clinical training. The CCHM program is designed to educate students who wish to pursue or are required to acquire these fundamental herbal medicine skills.