Joint Doctoral Program with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM)

A BUCM 3-year Ph.D. program for traditional Chinese medicine

Program Highlights

  • Courses, clinical training and project research

  • Focuses not only the inheritance of classical theories but also innovation and integration with modern medical technologies

Qualifications Needed

 

Sophomore (year two) students in the program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) can apply for the Ph.D. program.

The Ph.D. program of BUCM will follow a “1+2” model.

  •  “1” refers to year one. The students shall complete the curriculum requirements of the DAOM program and obtain a DAOM degree in the US. The credits from some of the coursework will be admitted by BUCM.

  • “2” refers to the year two and three. The students shall complete curriculum requirements, perform a clinical internship, fulfill graduate research design, prepare a thesis proposal and defense at BUCM and at the US Center of Chinese Medicine in Rockville Maryland, a subsidiary of BUCM.

  • Upon the successful completion of the doctoral program as required by BUCM, including curriculum requirements, clinical internship, and graduate thesis defense, students shall be awarded a Ph.D. degree certificate by BUCM.

  • The teaching model is diversified, including classroom teaching, online teaching, hands-on tasks and training.

  • Classroom teaching uses a credits system, in which students need to choose from and accomplish the courses provided to receive full credit points as required.

  • Students should accomplish their clinical study in the hospitals affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), as well as the US Center for Chinese Medicine by BUCM and local clinical organizations authorized by BUCM. Besides a clinical internship, seminars on different topics provided by USCCM are  open to students to help them know more about traditional Chinese Medicine theories and promote clinical skills.

  • Project research should be accomplished under the joint guidance of doctoral supervisors from BUCM, a local engaged tutor, and clinical teachers from the US Center for Chinese Medicine by BUCM, to promote the application of research achievements into the local medical system.

  • Upon the successful completion of the doctoral program as required by BUCM, including curriculum requirements, clinical internship, and graduate thesis defense, students shall be awarded Ph.D graduation certificate by BUCM.

Enrollment:

     Spring: February-March

     For more information please contact on 240-403-7946.

 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

 

Founded in 1956, the university is one of the earliest established institutions of higher learning of traditional Chinese medicine approved by the State Council of China.

Contact us

​Tel: (240) 403-7946 / (240) 655-2561

Fax: (240) 403-7147

Email: usccmbybucm@gmail.com
Address: 9600 Blackwell Road, Suite 300 

Rockville, MD 20850 

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