Welcome to the Florida College of Integrative Medicine.
FCIM is a dynamic and progressive school for integrative medicine. Our curriculum places emphasis on Oriental Medicine technologies and clinical practices, along with Western biomedical sciences to support proper patient treatment and integration of these methodologies within the overall healthcare delivery system. Students receive supervised hands-on training with required time for observing private treatment and working on case studies.
The FCIM Clinic is one of the largest and most diverse teaching clinics in the Central Florida area. Most of our physicians offer at least 20 years of experience in the field of integrative medicine, and many of them manage their own private practices while teaching at FCIM. Supported by this exceptional tutelage and training, our graduates are much more prepared to pass the board exam for an Acupuncture Physician's license that is recognized by both federal and state governments.
FCIM's students and staff take great pride in the school's collegiate and collaborate learning environment. There is great camaraderie among students — who come from all over America and many corners of the globe — and a strong rapport between students and staff. Administrative staff and faculty are always approachable for discussions and questions.
We believe integrative medicine is the future of healthcare. America's increasingly sophisticated consumers are demanding the availability of diverse medical treatment options in the healthcare mainstream, with 50% of the current healthcare market focused on alternative treatment, and its usage is still on the rise, especially with respect to acupuncture, herbology, Tui-Na (Chinese medical massage) and yoga. The marriage of four thousand years of Oriental Medicine and cutting-edge technology is the greatest connection to modern healthcare in America, and our students are leading the way. We expect more dynamic developments in this field in the years to come and FCIM stands at the forefront of this revolution.
I am confident that your educational experience at FCIM will be rewarding both intellectuallly and professionally, and that our curriculum and faculty will help you build a solid foundation for a successful career in integrative medicine!