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Virginia University of Oriental Medicine is pleased to announce that its Masters of Oriental Medicine Program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

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Start the journey to become one of tomorrow’s compassionate and skilled healers through the Master’s Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. read more


Learn more about VUOM’s affordable healthcare and services as well as many educational opportunities at our student clinic. read more


Learn about upcoming deadlines and requirements needed to start your path towards a career in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. read more

Open House Invitation October 24, 2015

  • Date : Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Time : Starts at 11:00 AM
  • Address: Virginia University of Oriental Medicine
    9401 Mathy Dr. Fairfax, VA 22031


Please reserve your seat by noon on October 23, if you plan to attend.

PS. Attendees will receive a voucher for a complimentary treatment
at VUOM and will be invited to sample a few herbal summer cooling
and energy-enhancing teas with an explanation of their properties.

A snapshot from our last Open House Event


Saturday, 10/24/2015 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: VUOM
Detail: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.


CNT Certification Workshop

Saturday, 2/20/2016 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: VUOM
Detail: Successful completion of the CNT course is one of the requirements for National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certification.

CNT Certification Workshop


  • Admissions Deadline:

December 18, 2015 (Applicants with transfer credits)
December 25, 2015 (Applicants without transfer credits)

Upcoming Presentations and workshops


Positive Aging Fair
Date & Time: Thursday, October 29, 2015 From 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Location: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
Details: Visit our booth at the Positive Aging Fair
For more info and sign-up, please click

Positive Aging Fair

Professional Billing Seminar by ACUCLAIMS

Saturday – Sunday, 10/24/2015 – 10/25/2015 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: VUOM
Saturday: Beginning Insurance Billing
Sunday: Coding & Documentation Essentials

Billing Seminar by ACUCLAIMS

Past Presentations and workshops


Natural Living Expo
Date & Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Location: Fairview Park Marriot and Conference Center
3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042
Details: Join VUOM’s Booth # 793, Featured VUOM Presentation,
“The Heart of the Matter – Role of Oriental Medicine for Heart Health”

Pathways Natural Living Expo

Shepherd Center Presentation
Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 10 AM – 11 AM
Location: Unitarian Church of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
Details: Join our presentation on acupuncture,
“Acupuncture Through the Ages”
For more info and sign-up, please click

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna

September 1, 2015

Virginia University of Oriental Medicine (www.vuom.edu) in Fairfax, Virginia is expanding, and recruiting faculty to fill a variety of teaching positions in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Point locations, Herbology, Western Medicine, and clinic supervision.

We are seeking adjunct as well as part-time or fulltime faculty to join our team for theFall (October 5thstart) or Winter (January 3rd start) quarters. Classes and supervised clinic shifts are offered weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Salaries will be negotiated individually and depend on qualifications, teaching or supervisory experience, and time availability. Qualified candidates may also be considered for an administrative position as the Associate Academic Dean.

For all positions, candidates should haveat least five years of practice in Oriental Medicine and experience supervising clinical interns or teaching Oriental Medicine. Desired qualifications include training and / or practice in herbal formulas. Most importantly, we will work with the right people to provide training if necessary.

In addition to an interview, all prospective faculty candidates are asked to present a 20-minute class demonstration.

Clinic Supervisors are responsible for a 4.5-hour shift in our Student Intern Clinic, supervising up to five students during the shift. Experience as a clinical supervisor is highly desired but we will train the right person.Minimum requirements include:

1. Master degree in Oriental Medicine
2. License to practice in Virginia (this may be a 4-12 week process)
3. NCCAOM certification (Dipl in Oriental Medicine preferred, Dipl in Acupuncture may qualify if herbal training and clinical practice)
4. Fluent English
5. DAOM (Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) completed or near completion is a plus.
6. Experience with multi cultural students a plus.
7. 5 Years Experience

Oriental Medicine Faculty members serve as instructors our Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbology Departments. Minimum requirements include:

1. Master degree in Acupuncture, or Oriental Medicine
2. NCCAOM (Dipl in Oriental Medicine) or NCCAOM (Dipl in Acupuncture)
3. Herbal education and practice is a plus.
4. Clinical courses involving needling require license to practice in Virginia
5. Fluent English
6. DAOM preferred (Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
7. Experience with multi cultural students a plus

Western Medicine Department Faculty

1. Degree as Medical Doctor / MD, Chiropractor, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing PhD, or clinical doctorate
2. Terminal degree preferred
3. Experience with multi cultural students a plus.
4. Will be teaching any of the following subjects:
a. Anatomy & Physiology
b. Western Medical Terminology
c. Pathophysiology
d. Microbiology & Immunology
e. Western Internal medicine
f. Biochemistry & Nutrition
g. Western Physical Exam & Assessment
h. Orthopedic & Neurological Evaluation
i. Fundamentals of Pharmacology
j. Western Medical Diagnostic Tests

Please send your resume and transcript to careers@vuom.edu


Community Outreach

VUOM holds monthly health seminars to enrich our community’s health and educate them about Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Upcoming Health Seminars



Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day is a special day to discover, experience and learn about Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Register Now!


Tai Chi & Qigong Practice

Virginia University of Oriental Medicine (VUOM) Student Council would like to invite you to a free Qigong and Tai Chi practice behind the school in the herb garden. All current students and the general public are welcome to participate in this event. Find out more at www.vuom.org and register! Register Now!


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VUOM is a leader in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine education in terms of curriculum design as well as our approach to Integrative Medicine. We regard each student as an individual and strive to help them discover their talents and styles of learning so we may support the achievement of their educational and occupational goals. The tools for a lifelong study of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are developed while in school and students are encouraged to indulge in the rich vastness of the medical giants that have come before us.


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