The Florida College of Integrative Medicine is a full service clinic providing natural therapeutic treatments that integrate traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western medicine, which is open to the public. As the clinic’s patients approach the clinic, they are greeted by beautiful Lake Eleanor and surrounded by many shade trees; while indoors, patients enjoy a soothing atmosphere with tranquil Chinese music in an inviting and comfortable reception area. The on-campus integrative medicine clinic is centrally located (link to locations page) near all major Orlando highways and is easily accessible.
In the clinic, students have the opportunity to work under the masterful guidance of Acupuncture Physicians while treating patients with the modalities of acupuncture, moxibustion, herbology, Tui-Na (Chinese medical massage), cupping, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle counseling. To enhance understanding and provide first-hand experience within the clinic, students observe private treatment under diverse supervising doctors and serve under case-study teachers. Most of the clinic’s Chinese and American doctors each offer at least 20 years of experience in the field of integrative medicine, many of whom manage their own private practices and teach at FCIM. Additionally, the FCIM clinic has earned the “Best in West” award for doctors in internal medicine.
The clinic’s pharmacy is one of the largest herb pharmacies in Orlando with over 700 types of herb medicine with prescriptions prepared on site. The FCIM pharmacy accesses data from the clinic and is an integral part of the clinical learning process.
Students are required to obtain 75 clinic hours in the first semester, 105 clinic hours in the second semester and 180 clinic hours for each of the remaining semesters. FCIM has relationships with acupuncturist clinics throughout central Florida where students can observe and receive clinic hours.