Master Of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)
The University of East-West Medicine offers a Master of Science degree program in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The MSTCM program may be completed in as little as 36 months (3 calendar years).
The program comprises 2130 hours of didactic instruction, 285 hours of basic science and 1845 hours of TCM theory, and 960 hours of clinical training, for a total of 3090 hours (174 units). Most of the courses are devoted to the study and practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, integrated with courses in Western medical sciences and practice management.
UEWM operates classes year-round on a semester system with the majority of students enrolled full-time. Students with approved medical backgrounds may complete the program in less than the prescribed time; the maximum time permitted to complete the program is 8 years. The curriculum is divided into two portions: pre-professional courses and professional/graduate courses in the final calendar years. Comprehensive examinations are administered prior to advancing into the 3rd year courses and prior to graduation.
The curriculum is arranged sequentially so that knowledge acquired in one semester is fundamental to the understanding of courses in the following semester. The courses are designed to present TCM theory, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina/acupressure, Tai Ji Quan, Qi Gong, and Western medical science integrated in such a way as to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Oriental medicine.