The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley formerly known as Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM) was established in San Francisco in 1990 by the Meiji School of Oriental Medicine in Japan and its alumni.
Today AIMC continues to develop its programs and professional affiliations. In January 2017 we launched a new MSOM program that improved the curriculum and streamlined the program so it can be completed in 10 terms, or 3 1/3 years. We are also developing a First Professional Doctorate degree to be launched in Fall 2018.
Upon completion of the MSOM program, graduates of AIMC Berkeley will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Apply the principles and practices of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to patient care
Describe the broad traditions in both Chinese and Japanese medicine
Demonstrate clinical effectiveness in patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
Make informed and appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers
Practice within established ethical, legal, and professional guidelines
Apply the principles of successful practice management
Our Student Services Specialist, Robbyn Kawaguchi, provides assistance to students in achieving their academic and career goals. Students can work with the Student Success Specialist to access disability services, tutoring, scholarship information, and community resources. In addition to providing ongoing support through completion of the program, the Student Services department works closely with student groups to enhance campus life, and maintains connections with our alumni to provide ongoing support and networking opportunities.
Our environment is friendly, cooperative and supportive, and our students tend to band together. We boast an active student body and student council, a variety of student-led groups, student initiatives, peer-tutoring, and more.
Some of the many things that support and create the student community:
Free food everyday!
The student lounge and kitchen
Ample natural light in all classrooms
Convenient downtown Berkeley location
Student study groups
weekly qigong workshops
AIMC Berkeley extends reasonable and appropriate accommodations upon request to students with documented disabilities. Students who wish to request accommodations should meet with the Student Success Specialist to discuss their needs and review the documentation required in order for the necessary provisions to be arranged.
Student Council is the student organization representing students at AIMC Berkeley. All students are invited to participate in the council, and council activities are open to all students. Representatives meet every month internally, and host school-wide meetings every month as well.
AIMC was accredited by ACAOM under its new name in May 2004.
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