Established in 1990, the Florida College of Integrative Medicine began
as a single-program acupuncture, herbology and Oriental medicine college.
It was the first school in Florida accredited by the Accreditation Commission
for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the first school of
its type to be licensed by Florida's Commission for Independent Education
as a college with approval to award the bachelor degree in professional
health studies, master's degree in Oriental medicine and the doctor of
naturopathic medicine degree.
The FCIM curriculum emphasizes Western biomedical sciences, technologies
and clinical practices to support proper patient treatment and integration
of the medicine within the overall health care delivery system. the college
is committed to preparing students for the future of integrative medicine.
The school is confident that the experiences gained as a student at FCIM
will be rewarding.
The Florida College of Integrative Medicine was founded in 1990, and
was originally known as the National College of Oriental Medicine. The
school later changed its name to reflect the wide range of programs it
offers. The school's Oriental medicine program attained candidate status
from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
in May 1996, and was accredited in November 1997. It was reaccredited
in 2000 and 2003, respectively.
The Florida College of Integrative Medicine offers degrees in naturopathic
medicine and Oriental medicine. The Master of Oriental Medicine degree
program is a professional four-year program accelerated over 36 months
and consists of 2,740 hours of instruction or 152.5 semester hours of
credit. Comprehensive study of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbology
is included, as well as training in tuina (Chinese medical massage).
The focus of the program is primarily on Chinese modalities of health
care, but emphasis is also placed on Western medical concepts. This blend
prepares graduates to integrate competent practice of Oriental medicine
within a health care system that is predominantly Western.
The program's basic instructional goal is to educate and graduate primary
health care practitioners based on traditional medical concepts that employ
acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, as well as adjunctive therapies and
diagnostic techniques, for the promotion, maintenance and restoration
of health and the prevention of disease. The program also utilizes the
Graduates will be able to demonstrate the fundamental academic and
clinical knowledge drawn from Oriental and biomedical science content
and experience that is necessary to practice effective Oriental medicine.
Graduates will be able to assess and diagnose patient conditions using
all relevant Oriental medical diagnostic theory and procedures and appropriate
biomedical diagnostic principles and techniques.
Graduates will be able to formulate effective treatment plans that
are indicated by careful diagnosis and based upon sound clinical reasoning.
Graduates will be able to recognize patient conditions that require
referral to other healthcare professionals.
Graduates will be able to articulate the importance of ethical behavior
in their professional and personal lives.
Graduates will be able to communicate competently about Oriental medicine
with patients and other healthcare professionals.
Graduates will be knowledgeable of the principles of practice management
to include applicable federal and state laws and local ordinances.
For more information on the Florida College of Integrative Medicine,
Florida College of Integrative Medicine
7100 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
Tel: (407) 888-8689
Fax: (407) 888-8211