Participation in Medical Acupuncture for Physicians is open to civilian and military physicians (MDs and DOs) licensed to practice in their state or province of work. DDSs, DPMs, and DMDs may apply with verification that acupuncture is included in the scope of practice of their state license. Certain clinically experienced military midlevel providers working with physician acupuncturists may be considered as applicants.
Acceptance into the program is not automatic upon application. It is based upon professional training and current practice environment, intended use of this specialty, administrative support for acupuncture, geographic location, and timely receipt of the application and required documents.
Your application should contain, in addition to the attached form:
- Resume of formal training, including acupuncture background, if any;
- A thoughtful statement of plans (at least two paragraphs) for your use of acupuncture;
- Photocopy of your current, active professional license.
A letter of recommendation from a course graduate is encouraged but not required. The completed application form and documentation should be submitted along with the full tuition fee. Military applicants must provide confirmation of central or base funding. Residents and fellows applying to the course must serve full-time in this capacity through the conclusion of the course AND pay tuition out-of-pocket. If a clinic, hospital, or other organization is paying for the course, the full amount of tuition will be charged.
Please apply early in order to receive the preparatory reading and viewing material well in advance of the introductory weekend. Tuition increases one month before the start of the course. Each scheduled clinical unit will be filled to capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.
An extra day, July 9th, has been added to the second session of the 2015 course. Students will receive additional training in Chinese scalp acupuncture and treatments for psychoemotional problems.
Fees for Spring - Summer 2015 Course
|300-hour course tuition for the Introductory |
Weekend, Clinical 1, and Clinical 2
|**Clinical 1 is now 9-14 July.**|
Discounts for residents and fellows
*Tuition must be paid in full by this date.
Fees for Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Course
|This information will be posted when available.|
Helms Medical Institute reserves the right to cancel the course or any of its clinical units, and to change the dates or venue of the units. If you are not accepted into the course a full refund of the tuition is given. If a clinical unit is canceled or rescheduled, you must be available to attend an alternate unit. A full refund can be given if the course is canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled. A minimum service charge of $300 is withheld from all other refunds. Requests for refund must be in writing and postmarked two weeks before the introductory weekend, after which time tuition is not refundable.
The venue for the Spring - Summer 2015 course is Potomac, MD. The venue for the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 course is Tempe, AZ. Details of the accommodations are provided upon acceptance.