TCM DOCTOR PROGRAM (5 YEARS) has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (PTIB ). It consists of the study of 4-year TCM Practitioner program and the 5th year study as the following (3465 hours and 193 in total). Finishing this program, you are eligible to challenge the TCM Doctor Licensing Examination and get the title “Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor” recognized by Canadian government.
FIVE-YEAR TCM DOCTOR PROGRAM (3420 hours and 193 credits in total)
Five-year program consists of the study of part 1 (4-year TCM program) and part 2 ( the 5th year study) as the following：
Part 1: 4-year TCM program
First Year (630 hrs 42 credits)
|100||TCM FOUNDATION (1)||90||6|
|103||ACUPUNCTURE THEORY (1)||120||8|
|106||CHINESE LANGUAGE AND TERMINOLOGY OF TCM||45||3|
|107||TCM FOUNDATION (2)||45||3|
|108||TCM DIAGNOSIS LAB||45||3|
Second Year (630 hrs 37 credits)
|200||COMMUNICATION SKILLS, ETHICS, MEDICAL, LEGAL ISSUES & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT||45||3|
|202||ACUPUNCTURE THEORY (2)||60||4|
|204||PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY (1)||45||3|
|205||CLINICAL ASSESSMENT/DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS||45||3|
|207||TUI NA (Chinese Therapeutic Massage)||45||3|
|208||QI GONG & TAI JI||45||3|
Third Year (705 hrs 36 credits)
|300||ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT (1): INTERNAL DISEASES||60||4|
|301||ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT(2): GYNAECOLOGICAL, PAEDIATRIC & GERIATRIC DISEASES||45||3|
|302||ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT (3 ) : TRAUMATIC INJURY, FIVE SENSE ORGAN DISEASES & DERMATOLOGY||30||2|
|303||PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY (2)||45||3|
|304||OTHER ORIENTAL ACUPUNCTURE METHODS||45||3|
|305||MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY & PHARMACOLOGY||45||3|
|306||INTERGRADE OF TCM & WESTERN MED||45||3|
|307||BASIC WESTERN DIAGNOSTICS||60||4|
|308||CLINICAL PRACTICE (1)||330||11|
Fourth Year (720 hrs. 37 credits)
|400||INTERNAL MEDICINE OF TCM||90||6|
|401||TCM GYNECOLOGY & PEDIATRICS||45||3|
|402||TRAUMATIC INJURY, DERMATOLOGY & FIVE SENSE ORGAN DISEASES OF TCM||30||2|
|403||Adv. INDIVIDUAL HERBS||45||3|
|406||PROCESSING TCM HERBS||45||3|
|407||INTRODUCTION TO TCM CLASSICS||45||3|
|409||CLINICAL PRACTICE (2)||330||11|
Part 2: Fifth Year (735 hrs. 41 credits)
|500||SHANG HAN LUN||45||3|
|501||JIN GUI YAO LUE||30||2|
|502||WEN BING XUE & HUANG DI NEI JING||30||2|
|503||WESTERN DIANOSIS OF COMMONLY SEEN DISEASES||90||6|
|504||OTHER TCM MODILITES||30||2|
|507||ADV. STUDIES IN ACUPUNCTURE||90||6|
|509||MODERN CLINICAL RESEARCH IN TCM||90||6|
|510||CLINICAL PRACTICE (3)||240||8|
|Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College accepts applications from all persons who have complete a high school education or mature student status.|
Additional information relating to admission:
Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College seeks students who show the potential to become caring, dedicated and skilled practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and who can demonstrate the maturity and preparation necessary to undertake the challenges of the program. Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Admission is open to all qualified applicants. Equal educational opportunities will be provided to all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, age or physical handicap.
According to current policy of CTCMA, if you do not have a 2-year university level education by the time you apply for the national acupuncture examination held in BC but you want to practice acupuncture in BC after graduating from a TCM school, you should take the national acupuncture examination in Alberta, Ontario or Quebec and get an acupuncture license in Alberta, Ontario or Quebec.
|Hours of Instruction|
|Full-time students attend twenty or more hours of classes per week, which includes clinical training and study review. In total, approx. 3,420 hours will be offered for the doctor of traditional Chinese medicine program (5 academic years).|
We enroll students three times a year, January,
May and September. One academic year is 30 weeks. It usually starts on the
first week of January, May, or September. New students are urged to register
as early as possible. Late registration is accepted on special approval of
the Principal only, depending on the space available. There is a two-week
Christmas break and a one-week clinical assessment week in February.
Graduation Is Available: You can finish a 5-year program within
3 and half calendar years If You Do Not Take Summer Break.
schedules will be mailed to successful applicants.
A downloadable version of the present year’s calendar is available in
the following formats.|
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- Tuition, fees and financial aid
One Academic year consists of approximately 22 instructional hours per week for 30 weeks. A credit hour is given for every 15 hours of classroom instruction, or for 30 hours of supervised clinical practice. Tuition is $8,400 for one academic year, or $210 per one lecture credit and $300 per one clinical credit if you take part time study. Tuition will not increase after enrolment.
Students should make allowance for approximately $500 in book costs, workshops and student registration fees with the CTCMA per academic year. These costs are not included in the tuition fee.
Financial Assistance : Applicants who are residents of British Columbia may apply to the BC Student Assistance Program, which administers Canada Student Loans, BC Student Loans, and BC Grants. You can apply for your student loan online at www.bcsap.bc.ca or you call them to have an application form mailed out to you at 1-800-561-1818. You may also get the necessary information from their website at http://www.gov.bc.ca/aved Applicants residing outside British Columbia should contact the student loans office in their region.
Transfer of credits from another recognized school of TCM may be accepted, but the number of transferred credits of one academic year should not exceed the number of credits (hours) normally earned by a student at the College in one academic year, and the number of transferred credits of the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner program should not exceed the credits (hours) normally earned by a student at the College in two academic years. The above rules and regulations are subject to review from time to time in order to maintain and upgrade the standards of Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology.
- International student
Foreign student tuition will be the same as local residents. It is recommended that students are proficient in written and spoken English.
Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College has two Victoria campuses: the Saanich Road location, at Suite #100, 3491 Saanich Road (just across from Uptown Plaza), and the Clinic at #110-1595 McKenzie Ave.
Hyegwi Koh, graduated from the Dr. of TCM program in 2012
Allison Maloney, graduated from the Dr. of TCM program in 2013
Yi-Chieh Huang, graduated from the Dr. of TCM program in 2016
Chantal Intrator, graduated from the Dr. of TCM program in 2018
Dongwei Li. graduated from the Dr. of TCM program in 2018