Mission & Philosophy
Mission of the Oriental Medicine Program
The mission of the Oriental Medicine Program is to offer comprehensive
education in the fundamental theories and practices of Oriental medicine
while ensuring that graduates are knowledgeable in relevant Western
biomedical clinical science concepts and technologies.
The integration of biomedical sciences within the Oriental Medical
Program enhances the quality of Oriental medicine provided by interns
and graduates. The curriculum is rigorous, in-depth and breadth, and
is designed to contribute to the professional and personal growth
of students by helping them to understand fundamental theory, develop
responsible independent judgment and deliver effective patient care.
The Mission Statement serves as the touchstone for all of the instructional
activities and programs and is manifested unequivocally in publications,
advertisements, admission interviews, classroom experiences, clinical
procedures, faculty selections, and continuing education programs.
The ultimate relationship is demonstrated in FCIM’s commitment
to the education of competent practitioners of Oriental medicine who
achieve licensure and establish successful practices that contribute
significantly to the health and well being of their patients.
Philosophy of the Oriental Medicine Program
The program's philosophy of education is based upon a world view that
acknowledges the importance of maintaining harmony and balance. To
observe, diagnose and heal disharmonies within the patient and the
physician is the essence of healing art and science.
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.