The D-TCM program is a combined eight-semester and two-summer session program that requires no less than four academic years (45 calendar months) to complete. Students have up to eight years to complete the program once they matriculate into the D-TCM program.
The program begins with the study of basic theory, acupuncture concepts, and biomedicine. In the second year, students begin herbal studies, and continue them in conjunction with acupuncture training and an acupuncture clinical internship in the third year. In this phase, students explore well over 300 individual herbs and 150 formulas. The fourth year concludes with classes in clinical applications of herbal formulae and an integrative medicine clinical concentration.