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MSOM Benefits and Features


  • Flexible, Academic Formats: Courses are offered every day of the week.
  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the classical and theoretical foundations of the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine
  • An academic and career focused program that considers trends in integrative medicine, the latest research available in the field of Oriental medicine, as well as the practical aspects of successful performance on the NCCAOM examination, culminating in the tools necessary to build a successful and meaningful post- graduation career as an acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioner.
  • Distinctive faculty including renowned leaders from the field of Chinese medicine.
  • Benefits & Features of a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Degree

    If you are just starting your academic career with a desire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry or simply looking to gain an introduction to the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine’s BSAM program is the ideal fit to meet your goals over the next two years.

    Introduction to Theory

    As the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the concept of integrative medicine grows in acceptance within the United States and abroad, the need for professionals within the integrative medicine space will only continue to grow. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners will play a critical role in the practical healing of patients as well as serving as thought leaders within the field.

    As students of the MSOM program, the lessons gained from our faculty members will provide you with the domain expertise and specialized training necessary to effectively care for your future patients while exhibiting the knowledge and skill to succeed as a specialist within the integrative health field.

    Community

    Take one look around our Fairfax, VA campus and you will see a reflection of the broad spectrum of cultures and perspectives that constitute complementary and alternative medicine. Students choose to pursue their academic pursuits at the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine from nearly every continent across the globe bringing with them a unique level of experience.

    Access

    The Virginia University of Oriental Medicine continues to cultivate its relationships with the academic and healthcare community of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region and across the globe. These partnerships will serve to provide experiential opportunities serving patient populations outside of the campus clinic environment while also providing a glimpse into the career opportunities available following graduation.

    Career Services

    As an graduate student at VUOM, you’ll have many opportunities to explore and develop the next step in your academic or professional career – one that’s right for you. VUOM Student Affairs and Services offer a wide range of resources to help you define your academic and professional goals, including the pursuit of further academic opportunities to the founding of independent and individual practices or employment within local group practice offices.

    Campus Life

    Whether you come to us from across the beltway or halfway across the world, your student experience will be defined by much more than coursework. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in on-campus student sponsored events, community service and outreach, as well as forging your own path through the creation of new traditions you may want to propose to your fellow classmates and the University’s administration.