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DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Doctoral Completion Track for Acupuncturists

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2 TERMS (30 WEEKS)
172.5 DIDACTIC HOURS
136 CLINIC HOURS

AREAS OF STUDY:

  • INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
  • JAPANESE HERBAL MEDICINE
  • DIAGNOSTIC LABS & IMAGING
  • COLLABORATIVE CARE
  • ADVANCED ORTHOPEDICS
  • ADVANCED NUTRITION
  • RESEARCH

AIMC’s Professional Doctorate Completion program is designed for current Acupuncturists with an MSOM or equivalent degree who want to achieve a doctoral education and expand their expertise while continuing to work full-time.

The doctoral level competencies enable graduates to fully utilize the scope of practice of a California licensed acupuncturist, including, ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic imaging, giving effective nutrition advice and exercise counseling, collaborating with other practitioners in patient care, and incorporating scholarship, research, evidence-based and functional medicine into clinical practice. Students will learn to utilize Japanese abdominal & pulse diagnosis with herbal medicine, Dr. Tan and Master Tung acupuncture for pain management, and other advanced, specialized treatment techniques.

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PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

This two term program is designed with your work schedule in mind; courses are scheduled over one weekend per month over 2 trimesters (30 weeks).

Spring Trimester 2020: January-April 2021
Summer Trimester 2020: May-August 2021
Didactic: 11.5 units (172.5 hours)
Clinic: 4.5 units (136 hours)

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Master’s of Science Degree in Acupuncture (equivalent to AIMC’s MSOM) including 18 didactic units and 4 units of advanced clinical training in Integrative Medicine.

TUITION

16 Credits, 2 trimesters, 30 Weeks

  • Standard Tuition (not including books & fees) = $450 per credit | $3600 per trimester| $7200 for program
    • Approximate Fees = $1105
    • Approximate Books and Equipment = $750
  • AIMC Alumni Tuition (not including books & fees) = $350 per credit | $2800 per trimester| $5600 for program
    • Approximate Fees = $1105
    • Approximate Books and Equipment = $750

PAYING FOR THE PROGRAM

DAIM-only courses are not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid. The school has an account with Sallie Mae which is a commercial student loan lender. A private student loan will be available from this lender. However, the school cannot support and assume any responsibility for this private financing.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Due to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIMC Berkeley has changed the structure of our Doctoral Completion program. Our Fall 2021 cohort will be offered as a hybrid online & in-person program. Students can apply to have clinical hours & supervision with a qualifying practitioner in their local area. If and when clinical opportunities become available through the school or student contacts, they can be used for clinical hours. All clinical training sites are subject to review. We are prepared to continue online education where necessary to support the safety of our students during the ongoing pandemic.

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Becoming a Doctor

ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

June 23rd

Join us online to gain a comprehensive overview of our Doctoral Completion program for Acupuncturists with a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture or equivalent degree. We will include information about the curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, and clinic opportunities.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Fall 2021 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

To join, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

Testimonials

"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student
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