The Comparison of DTCM Bridge and the DAOM program
|Program||DTCM Bridge (completion) program||DAOM|
|Degree||Entry level Professional Doctoral Degree||Post Graduate, Terminal Doctoral Degree|
|How long is the program?||1 year||2 years|
|Units /Hours||16.5 / 315 hrs||62.07 / 1280 hrs|
|Ways to deliver courses||Academics Asynchronized fully online + optional synchronized online forums||Hybrid (Synchronized Online and Classroom)|
Ans: The Bridge program is a series of courses for students transferring into the DTCM or DAc program with a Master’s degree.
Upon completion of the DTCM/DAc Bridge Program the DTCM/DAc degree you will receive is accredited by ACAOM.
2. I am a L.Ac., but not from California, can I apply for the program? Is there any extra process?
Ans: Any licensed acupuncturist from any state can apply
3. May I get a license in California upon completion?
Ans: Upon completion of the Five Branches Bridge program, will not be eligible to take the California Licensing exam unless you have met the California standard for all of your education.
4. Does this program require you to do a lot of medical research along with your thesis and present to a panel?
Ans: DTCM/DAc Bridge Program students will learn how to locate and evaluate research findings with multiple intended outcomes. Students will be guided through a critical process of evaluating research findings to determine your use in patient communications as well as integration into patient care, the development of a treatment plan and use in guiding lifestyle and diet modifications.
There is no required thesis or capstone in the DTCM/DAc program, so the Bridge Program will also not have that as a requirement.
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