Discover The Exciting Opportunities in Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine at VUIM

In this webinar you'll learn about all the exciting programs and career opportunities offered at VUIM including:

- Master's Program Overview
- Doctoral Program Overview
- Admission Requirements
- The Application Process
- Eligibility Criteria for Federal Financial Aid Programs

After the presentation, we will provide time for individual questions and answers. You can also access the recording any time after the live session. Just sign up to receive the link!

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Programs VUIM Offers:

Entry-Level Degrees

  • First Professional Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc.)
  • First Professional Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM)
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA)
  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSOM)

Advanced Training Degrees

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)
  • Certificate in East Asian Nutrition (CEAN)
  • First Professional Doctoral Degree Completion Program

Students at VUIM Enjoy:

  • Small class sizes
  • Direct access to clinic
  • World class teaching from renowned faculty
  • Convenient location
  • Access to an Alumni Community
  • Career counseling that provides results
  • Flexible programs that work around your timeline
  • Simplified application process

What Current Students Are Saying About the Program

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"I am glad I choose VUIM – it’s affordable and a good value for the money. I like the flexibility of the school – you can progress as fast as you can or as slow as you need. In fact, next year I may be taking the NCCAOM certification exam a year ahead of my graduation with several of my classmates. I especially liked the good Foundations and Oriental Diagnosis classes I’ve taken. My dream is to offer acupuncture as a service on a mission to a poor country."

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"My long-time dream of becoming an Oriental Medicine Practitioner has gotten closer to a reality ever since I have joined VUIM. I am very impressed with all the changes and improvements the school has made in the last year and is continuously making. Sure, the program can be very rigorous and challenging but it sure makes the education we are receiving worthwhile. So far, my decision to be a student at VUIM has been a very positive one!"

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Dr. Lixing Lao

President of VUIM

Dr. Lao is a world-renowned researcher in the field of integrative medicine, having conducted numerous clinical trials. He is credited with helping persuade the FDA to recognize the acupuncture needle as a medical device.  Before returning to VUIM in October 2019, he held the position of Director of the School of Chinese Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lao founded the Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Program at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland.

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Jeff Millison

Academic Dean

Jeff brings over two decades of experience in Academia within the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is also the Chair of the CCAOM (Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Curriculum Committee and was a member of the ACAOM (Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) First Professional Doctorate Task Force. 

VUIM is a pioneer in the field of acupuncture and integrative medicine. In fact, our president, Dr. Lixing Lao’s research on acupuncture is credited with helping persuade the FDA to recognize the acupuncture needle as a medical device in 1996.

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The mission of the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is to produce educated health care practitioners highly skilled in acupuncture and oriental medicine, trained to provide the community with affordable healthcare services while fostering the growth and practice of acupuncture and oriental medicine. 

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Integrative medicine that offer such programs.

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Ready to Take the Next Step?

We are currently enrolling for the next Quarter. Admission is offered on a first come first served basis and space is limited. Book an appointment with our Admissions team today!

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Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is certified to operate in the state of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Integrative medicine that offer such programs. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068. The Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (“VUIM”) Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA), Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and Certificate in East Asian Nutrition (CEAN) programs are all accredited by ACAOM.

The VUIM Professional Doctorate(s) (DAc. and DOM) and the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs, approved to begin enrolling students, are not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. During this time, graduates of these programs are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes. This program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and VUIM is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, VUIM can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM. Students enrolled in this program are not currently eligible to participate in the Federal grant and loan programs.