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Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley

Berkeley, California, United States
AIMC Berkeley is an accredited acupuncture college deliver education and training in Acupuncture. The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (AIMC Berkeley) is dedicated to providing the future practitioner with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of Oriental medicine while cultivating a strong foundation in Western clinical sciences. 

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)



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

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Student services

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.

Housing services

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

  • Gender-neutral bathrooms

  • Student study groups

  • weekly qigong workshops

  • Student Council

  • Standing desks

  • Salt Lamps

Medical services

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 Life

Student clubs

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. 

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I haven't heard any experience yet. I will be starting in Fall 2020

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Dayana Jefry Quijada Acevedo rated 5 out of 5 stars

I find it very interesting, since the study is something that goes beyond the natural, my experience in the edtudio has been based on research, from which I could learn more and grow as a person

Arooj Fatima rated 5 out of 5 stars

I want to take admission in medical university for BDS. it's my dream to study in abroad. study in abroad for bright future and making DAD proud..