The curriculum consists of ten trimesters, divided into three levels over 40 months. For students beginning in the January 2012 class, core classes are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. These days remain consistent throughout the first five trimesters (Levels I & II). Starting in the third trimester, students begin monthly weekend classes that continue through the remainder of the program. Additionally, students are required to complete twelve credits of elective coursework, which is self-scheduled outside of their core class days, as well as supplemental clinical work in the Community Clinic sites.
As a student begins trimester six (Level III), the core class days are consolidated into one full class day weekly through trimester nine. For students beginning in January 2012, the core class day is Monday. Also at this point in the program, students are assigned to “core groups,” which typically consist of 12 to 17 students and multiple faculty supervisors. Core groups are held Monday through Saturday, and may fall on days other than the days core classes are scheduled.
Students also are required to attend occasional intensive classes, which take place several times each year. The term “intensive” is used to designate special times when the student’s attendance is required in addition to the regularly scheduled core class days. Most intensive classes range from two to three days in length, and generally focus on one topic in depth.
The program averages 40 to 48 months for completion, depending on the pace each student sets when building a practice during the clinical portion of the program.
Evening and Weekend Format
The Master of Oriental Medicine program is also available in an evening and weekend format. Designed for working professionals, this convenient format is delivered two evenings per week and four weekends per trimester, to be completed in a minimum of four years.
For additional information and to visit the campus, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 410-888-9048 ext. 6647, or email@example.com, or visit www.tai.edu.