Why AIMC Berkeley?
Become a Member of an International Community of Healers.
AIMC Berkeley’s Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program can be completed in three years and four months.
AIMC Berkeley not only prepares you for the California acupuncture licensing and national certification exams with a thorough education in acupuncture & Oriental medicine, but also offers valuable training in Japanese-style acupuncture, traditional Chinese and Japanese Kampo herbal medicine, Western biomedicine, business development & management, orthopedics, gynecology, physical examination, and bodywork (tuina and shiatsu).
Important elements include:
Clinic Experience from Day One
With over 1,000 hours of clinical experience, AIMC Berkeley exceeds most other acupuncture schools in the country in providing you with the opportunities to learn and practice the medicine. Your clinic internship begins in the first trimester with a theater observation class and continues throughout the whole program, with opportunities to work in our student clinic, herbal dispensary, and a variety of patient populations at our four off-site externships. This comprehensive clinic experience throughout the whole program reinforces your learning from your classes with real world experience. Studies show that this type of learning experience creates the most optimal outcomes in medical education.
High Level of Attention Given to Each Student
Our class sizes range from 10 to 30 or so students, and average about 15 students per class. When you start treating patients on your own in the last year of the program, we’ll provide one supervisor per every four students as you continue to develop strong mentoring relationships with your instructors. We purposefully cultivate a culture of collaboration here at AIMC Berkeley and you’ll make connections that will last a lifetime.
Your Success is Our Number One Goal
Our goal as educators of the art and science of acupuncture & Oriental medicine is to produce successful practitioners that can network and collaborate with other types of providers, function effectively as primary health care providers, and become the future leaders of our profession. We are committed to a continuous process of assessment and improvement to provide the most complete education available for 21st century AOM practitioners.
Here’s what makes AIMC Berkeley unique:
- A core curriculum in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
- A comprehensive focus on Integrative Medicine
- Specialized training in Japanese Medicine
- Extensive training in practice management, business planning, and marketing
- Hands-on clinic experience starting in the first trimester
- Externship opportunities
- Sister schools and incredible internship abroad opportunities
- Flexible scheduling
- A deep commitment to developing skilled, confident, and successful practitioners
To get answers to admissions related questions, please call us at (510) 688-8394 or use the “Request Admissions Info” form on the right column today!
We look forward to meeting you,
Erin A Olinick
Director of Marketing & Student Services
Sierra-maria Magdalena, LAc
Alexis Richardson, LAc
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