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Join the Best Doctorate Program of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

LAST CHANCE TO ENROLL AT THE CURRENT TUITION RATE & LOCK IT IN! 

More Info. Please Call (626) 438-8980 Ms. Qing Ma

Current Program

Integrative Applications 1-6 Hours Units
IM610 Integrative Applications | Pain Management 30 Hrs  3 Units
IM620 Integrative Applications | Psychiatry  30 Hrs   3 Units
IM630 Integrative Applications |  Digestive Diseases 30 Hrs   3 Units
IM640 Integrative Applications | Advanced Diagnosis 30 Hrs   3 Units
IM650 Integrative Applications |  Classics  30 Hrs   3 Units
IM660 Integrative Applications | Gynecology  30 Hrs  3 Units
180 Hrs  18 Units
Integrative Systems and Practice Hours Units
ICM720 Integrative Case Management | Best Practices  30 Hrs  3 Units
EBM750 Evidence Based Medicine | Current Research  30 Hrs   3 Units
ICS700 Integrative Case Studies | Clinical Hours 60 Hrs   3 Units
PRO800 Professional Development Portfolio | Lab Hours 60 Hrs   3 Units
180 Hrs  12 Units
Integrative Applications | Six Hundred Series 180 Hrs   18 Units

Integrative Systems and Practices
● Integrative Case Management | Best Practices
● Evidence Based Medicine | Current Research

60 Hrs  6 Units
Integrative Case Studies (Clinical Hours) and Professional Development Portfolio (Lab Hours) 120 Hrs   6 Units
Total 360 Hrs  30 Units

DAIM Curriculum Overview:

 

The Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (DAIM) degree consists of the 2160 hours of didactic instruction (216 quarter didactic units with 210 required didactic units and 6 required elective didactic units) plus 960 hours of clinical internship (200 hours observation plus 760 hours of supervised clinical internship which comprises 48 quarter units) which are similar as in the Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine (MSTAM) program curriculum, with addition to the 240 hours of didactic instruction (24 quarter didactic units) plus 60 hours of clinical training (3 clinical units) and 60 lab hours (3 units). As such, 294 quarter units (240 didactic units or 2400 didactic hours plus 51 clinical units or 1020 clinical hours plus 3 lab units or 60 lab hours) are required for graduation. The didactic part of the DAIM program is currently offered in two languages: English and Mandarin Chinese. Clinical training is taught in English only.

 

 

DAIM Graduation Requirements:

 

  • Completion of the core curriculum with a minimum of 2,400 hours of didactic instruction (240 units that consists of 234 required didactic units and 6 required elective didactic units) plus 1,020 hours of clinical internship (200 hours observation plus 760 hours of supervised clinical internship and 60 hours of DAIM integrative case studies which comprises 51 quarter units) and 60 lab hours (DAIM professional development portfolio that comprises 3 quarter units). A total of 294 quarter units are required for graduation.
  • Completion of all clinical requirements
  • Successfully passing all required AMU institutional exams
  • Fulfillment all financial obligations to the University
  • In terms of residency, a quarter is defined as twelve (12) units or more. The minimum residency is 12 quarters. The minimum residency is 12 quarters. For transfer students, the minimum residency requirement is 45 quarter units of classroom instruction.

 

 

DAIM Accreditation

Alhambra Medical University and its Master’s-level program in Traditional Asian Medicine (MSTAM) offered in English and Chinese are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). Institution/program accreditation history, notes, and dates of review may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/ 

ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioners. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Suite 2, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org 

The Alhambra Medical University (AMU) professional doctoral (DAIM) program, approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAHM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAHM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAHM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

This program is eligible for ACAHM accreditation, and AMU is currently in the process of seeking ACAHM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, AMU can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAHM.

DAIM BPPE Approval to run the program:

Alhambra Medical University is a private institution and licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).  Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Education Code. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:1
747 North Market, Suite 225 | Sacramento, CA 95834
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
www.bppe.ca.gov

**Change of Educational Objectives Application for the Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine program is approved by BPPE.

DAIM CA Acupuncture Board Licensing eligibility:

Several states, including California, have a governmental agency that governs, supervises and controls the licensure and practice of acupuncture. In California, the Acupuncture Board is responsible for such duties. If you desire to practice in another state, it is recommended that you contact that state’s medical board or other appropriate agency, for licensure requirements. The NCCAOM’s website provides information regarding the various degree and other certification requirements for all fifty states.

The Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine program is approved by the California Acupuncture Board. Graduates who have successfully completed all graduation requirements are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE). The DAIM program is currently not accredited or pre-accredited from ACAHM and graduates from DAIM program are not yet eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE) and therefore prospective students are encouraged to graduate from MSTAM program prior to enroll DAIM program to be eligible for sitting in the CALE.

The Acupuncture Board is an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses and regulates acupuncturists in California. Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 4925 et seq., the board administers an examination that tests an applicant’s ability, competency, and knowledge in the practice of an acupuncturist; issues licenses to qualified practitioners; approves and monitors students in tutorial programs; approves acupuncture schools and continuing education providers and courses; and enforces the Acupuncture Licensure Act. 

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