Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Degree Professional Track
The doctoral program at Daoist Traditions was everything I hoped it would be. It gave me more advanced and in-depth exposure to the teachings of Master Jeffrey Yuen. It helped me to connect the dots between Western treatments and diagnoses with the Chinese Medicine theoretical framework that makes up classical practice. I have a much better working understanding of pharmacology, lab work, and energetics. As a professor of Chinese Medicine in my own right, this program has also given me the tools I need to better teach my own students.
– Joe, EAMP, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M
With the Daoist Traditions doctoral degree, you get more than just a degree title –
you will learn skills to advance your career and expand your practice.
Our DACM program includes advanced competencies in collaborative care, systems-based medicine, and evidence-informed practice – important skills and knowledge for acupuncturists in today’s team-based medical model. The program offers advanced studies in specialty areas that are commonly seen in clinical practice – Orthopedics, Neurology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics, and Cardiology. Broaden your ability to help your patients with advanced study of these commonly seen conditions.
Unique clinical experiences give you the skills to effectively collaborate with other healthcare professionals. Experience the integration of diverse medical perspectives in collaborative care rounds with Chinese medicine and allopathic practitioners. You will participate in clinical discussions on patient care and acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese food therapy, and western nutrition treatment plans. You are guided in evaluating laboratory results and pharmaceutical actions from both Chinese and Western medical perspectives.
Learn how to use current evidence to make decisions about patient care and to identify the potential benefits and harms of various healthcare interventions. Bringing together clinical experience with evidence from research, you will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of medical paradigms.
For more information about the program and course offerings, click here for our Academic Catalog.
Maintain your practice while you study.
A mix of hybrid & fully online courses offer you the flexibility to continue your clinical practice while earning your degree. The modular class schedule reduces travel time and offers convenience to fit into your busy schedule. Didactic courses combine the best aspects of face-to-face learning and online activities to reinforce and complement what is learned in class. In-person modules provide an opportunity for hands-on instruction by experienced faculty and collaboration with other students.
Online coursework is completed throughout the year in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Students meet in-person for week-long class sessions once a semester. The DACM Professional Track consists of 16 credits and 305 hours.
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Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, its masters-level program in Oriental medicine (MAOM), doctoral program (DACM), and certificate in Chinese herbal medicine program (CCHM) 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: https://acahm.org/directory-menu/. 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 500 Lake Street, Suite 504 Excelsior, MN 55331; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; https://acahm.org/.
The UNC Board of Governors has issued licenses for Daoist Traditions to offer the MAOM and DACM programs.