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Earn Your Doctorate and Masters at the same time

Five Branches University now offers its new Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a dual degree – DTCM/MTCM. This allows students to complete a single 4-year program, and earn both the Doctoral and Master’s upon graduation. The DTCM/MTCM dual degree minimizes study time, grants financial aid, and allows students to sit for both the California licensing and National certification exams.

The Five Branches Advantage

  • Nationally Accredited Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine with extensive training in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
  • Certificate Programs in Asian Bodywork and Qigong
  • MTCM/DTCM Specialty Certification in Sports Medicine, Five Element, Medical Qigong, and Tuina Massage
  • Study Abroad in integrative hospital settings in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam
  • Federal Financial Aid and Grad Plus Loans available for tuition and living expenses
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Submit Your Question or Request in the form below, or Call us at (831) 476-9424; or (408) 260-0208

A Growing Profession

  • 42% of Americans are spending more than $34 billion on complementary and alternative therapies each year.1
  • Current trends reflect consumers made 628 million visits to alternative healthcare providers, 243 million more than visits to primary-care physicians.1
  • A growing acceptance of alternative therapies by conventional doctors is resulting in rapid expansion of integrative medicine centers across the U.S. 2

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1 Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr, David Eisenberg, December, 2008

2 Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Laurence S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine and the Chief of Integrative Medicine at the New York Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Five Branches University – Santa Cruz Campus

200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 476-9424
(831) 476-8928 – Fax

Santa Cruz Health Center (831) 476-8211

Five Branches University – San Jose Campus

1885 Lundy Ave, Suite 108
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 260-0208 (Phone/Fax)
(408) 261-3166 – Fax

San Jose Health Center (408) 260-8868

Five Branches University – Santa Cruz Campus

Reception and Information (831) 476-9424 x30

Admissions – Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual Degree
Eleonor Mendelson, L.Ac. (831) 476-9424 x31

Admissions Advisor – Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual Degree
Tom Dicklin, L.Ac. (831) 476-9424 x41

Extension Programs Coordinator
Fay Dennis (831) 476-9424 x35

Academic Advisor & Director of Student Services
Kim Pfister (831) 476-9424 x43

Five Branches University – San Jose Campus

Reception and Information (408) 260-0208

Admissions – Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual Degree (English) (408) 260-0208 x217

Admissions – Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual Degree (Chinese)
Jessie Ding (408) 260-0208 x220

Admissions – Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Robyn Grieve (408) 260-0208 x255

Student Services – Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual Degree
Gina Huang (408) 260-0208 x233

Registrar – Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual Degree
Ling Zhang (408) 260-0208 x234

University Administration

Ron Zaidman (831) 476-9424 or (408)260-0208 x238

Vice President – Academic Affairs
Joanna Zhao (831) 476-9424 x207

Liana Chen- San Jose (408) 260-0208 x219

Jimmy Lee- Santa Cruz (831) 476-9424 x37

Financial Aid
Daryl Cullen (408) 260-0208 x218

Enrollment & Career
Alex Hu (408) 260-0208 x228

Sean Zaidman (831) 476-9424 x32


Five Branches University acknowledges the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a multilingual academic community. We strive to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity and respects and appreciates all individuals equally.

Five Branches is pleased to be an equal opportunity employer. All employees and applicants for employment will be treated in all respects on the basis of merit and qualifications and without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, military status, marital status or ancestry.

The following administrative and faculty positions are currently available:

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