Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, United States, United States
San Diego Campus
7445, Mission Valley Rd. #105,
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: +1 619 5746909
Toll free: +1 800 7290941
Fax: +1 619 5746641
E-mail: Not available
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Level Of Training
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (San Diego campus only)
Duration Of Training
- Evidence of satisfactory completion of a Master’s degree or a Master’s level program in acupuncture or Oriental medicine from an ACAOM-accredited or candidate institution, or international equivalent
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher in previous graduate level work
- Acupuncture license (California preferred). In some cases, an applicant who is currently scheduled to sit for a license exam will be considered.
- Currently engaged in a clinical practice preferred
- complete an entrance evaluation to establish a foundation of knowledge skills and abilities that are appropriate for admission to a clinical doctorate;
- document at least five years of full-time clinical practice in acupuncture or Oriental medicine; and
- complete any of the prerequisite Master’s courses that were not completed in previous acupuncture /oriental medicine training.
*Requirements for international students not specified.
January, May, and September each year
The purpose of the Doctoral of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is to “foster self-directed learning and critical thinking within the framework of traditional Chinese medicine until it becomes an inherent habit and a defining characteristic of the graduate’s professionalism.”
Type Of Attendance
Equivalent to 6 semesters
Pacific’s Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers six semesters of study. It is composed of a series of courses in five tracks in which each doctoral fellow completes didactic and clinic courses. The five tracks are Family Medicine, Application of Chinese Classics, Chinese Medical Language, Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Studies. The Course design is based on Case-based Instruction in Didactic Courses, Research Activities and Specialization (Didactic and Clinical).
San Diego Faculty
Source Of Accreditation
California Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE)
Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
This is the highest academic program offered in acupuncture. Graduates should be competent in undergoing independent research.
On completion, graduates can enhance their practice as an accredited acupuncturist.
How To Apply
Candidates may apply online (refer to links).
Glossary, Abbreviations and Links
- Institutions often have two semesters per year which usually last between 15 and 18 weeks.
- Online application – http://www.pacificcollege.edu/prospective/admissions/apply-online