Physicians of all specialties with an interest in acupuncture benefit from the course. We have successfully trained doctors with backgrounds in a variety of non-surgical and surgical specialties, including internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, neurology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology and neurosurgery. Dentists and veterinarians are also welcome. Although the course presumes no previous knowledge of acupuncture, many physicians trained in other programs have benefited from taking our course. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to bring together Eastern and Western views of health and disease into a results-oriented acupuncture style.
The course duration is 8 months, from September through June. There are two learning components to the course:
Course participants are given access with a username and password to a secure, Internet accessible website where the weekly didactic lectures, point location images, and video demonstrations are archived and available for review throughout the course.
CME credits are given only after completing web-based evaluations and tests that are graded to assess your understanding of the online material. The web based didactic material requires at least 6 hours of your time on a weekly basis in order to keep up. CME credits for the live portion of the course will be based on attendance. If due to unavoidable circumstances a weekend session is missed, a live make-up session will have to be scheduled. UNE COM will only issue all 303.5 CME credits or none for students signed up for the full course. Students signed up for the Web-only course will be issued all 202.75 CME credits or none. As a result, it is critical to keep up with the web-based assignments and to attend the live portion of the course (if you are in the full course).
Participants must come to Boston for the live, hands-on portion of the course and CME credit is based on attendance and completion of online course evaluations. These live weekend sessions occur four times during the academic year.
Each weekend session combines theory with clinical hands-on experience using patient volunteers. Home study is required, averaging 5 hours per month to support the weekend clinical sessions.
September 23, 2019 – June 8, 2020
The dates for the live, clinical weekend sessions are:
Total CME HOURS:
303.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
100.75 hours of AOA Category 2A CME Credits
202.75 hours of AOA Category 1-B CME Credits
(including any discounts or additional costs):
* Space limited to 2. Applicant must be a full-time resident or fellow through the conclusion of the course
Early Bird Offer**: Get Ahead with early course access. Register before July 23rd and gain two extra months of free access to the online course content: July 23rd though September 23rd.
**If you choose this option and gain early access, your registration fee is no longer refundable.