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Asian Institute of Medical Studies


Asian Institute of Medical Studies

3131 N. Country Club, Suite 100

Tucson, AZ


Affiliated with the University of Arizona 's Program in Integrative Medicine, the Asian Institute offers Master's degree program, continuing education programs, and certification programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine. The Institutes's two full-time Master's degree programs are the three-year Master of Acupuncture M.Ac.) and the three-and-a-half year Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM). Both programs meet the standards established by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) and follow the core curriculum set out by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Both programs qualify graduates for licensure in the NCCAOM National exam. Both Master's programs at the Institute are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Class sizes are small in order to deepen the connection between students and faculty. The school operates a community clinic to offer high quality traditional Chinese medicine to the public and provide a comprehensive clinical internship for students. The Clinical Internship Program begins in the first year and proceeds through progressive and increasingly independent phases until the clinic faculty are confident with a student's abilities.

The Asian Institutes's programs are specifically designed so that students understand the philosophy of Asian medicine, the full range of human energy systems, differential diagnosis, and treatment techniques using traditional Chinese medicine and other forms of Asian healing. Students also gain a strong understanding of western clinical medicine component in order to understand the integration of Eastern and Western medicine in Western biomedicine.

Quick Facts

  • Students at the Asian Institute of Medical Studies have maintained a 100% passage rate on the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine examination.

  • The Institute has partnered with the University of Arizona to conduct Traditional Chinese Medicine research.

  • The Asian Institute offers courses on a quarterly schedule with Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, each 12 weeks long.

  • The Institute offers public education courses to the Tucson community. Past course have include Chinese Food Therapy, designed to present an understanding of Chinese food therapy and diet.


  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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