TCM DOCTOR PROGRAM (5 YEARS) 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.
Earlier Graduation Is Available: You can finish a 5-year program within 3 and half calendar years If You Do Not Take Summer Break.
Detailed schedules will be mailed to successful applicants.
- 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. Students are required to be proficient in written and spoken English. Students from non-English speaking countries may be required to achieve the minimum TOEFL score of (500 or higher) or equivalent for English proficiency.
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
Dr. Ganglin Yin, Dr. TCM
Dr. Yin has a MD in Traditional Chinese Medicine (HUTCM) and a Masters degree in TCM from Hunan University of China. From 1985 to 1992, Dr. Yin was an Associate Professor of Acupuncture at HUTCM. From 1993 to 1996, he was the chief doctor in the Chinese Acupuncture-Massage Specialist Group and clinic of HUTCM in Russia. From 1997 to 1999, he was a professor and the academic dean of International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Victoria, Canada. In 2000, he was a professor and the faculty dean of Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Dr. Yin has published 4 books on acupuncture and herbology. Titles include: Advanced Modern Chinese Acupuncture Therapy – A Practical Handbook for Intermediate and Advanced Study. Dr. Yin is a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (R.D.TCM) in the province of BC, Canada and a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.). Dr. Yin also maintains an Acupuncture and Herbology clinical practice at Oshio College.
Hu, Zhiguang, M.D. (China), Associate Professor of Medicine (China), R.Ac., Vice Principal, Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Hu received her MD at Nanhua University, Hengyang, China in 1983. She practiced as a physician and neurologist in Hunan Province Hospital from 1983 to 1989. From 1990 to 2001, she worked as a chief physician and acupuncturist at Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HUTCM). In 1995 to 1996 she worked in the Chinese Acupuncture-Massage Specialist Group and clinic of HUTCM in Russia, and treated thousands of patients using acupuncture. She was promoted to an Associate Professor of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Hu is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) of BC, Canada. Dr. Hu also operates her Acupuncture and Herbology clinical practice at Oshio College.
Dr. Jin Tripp (Jin Zhao), MD (China), DTCM, RTCMP
Dr. Jin Tripp is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with 11 years of training in Western and Traditional Medicine areas and 30 years’ experience working in Canada and China. After graduation from Jin Zhou Medical University
(China), Dr. Tripp worked and taught in China for over 20 years. During that time, she became a chief physician, and this gave her extensive medical experience. While in Canada, Dr. Tripp upgraded her skills by studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in English, and earned the TCMP registration in BC. She has also worked as an instructor and clinic supervisor in Victoria since 2008.
Zhang, Jing, Ph.D., Dr. of TCM, Professor:
Dr. Zhang completed a Bachelor of Medicine degree (specializing in acupuncture and moxibustion), a Master of Medicine degree (specializing in integrating TCM and modern medicine) and a PhD in Internal Medicine of TCM at the Chengdu University of TCM, Sichuan Province, China. Dr. Zhang has extensive experience in teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Rehabilitation as well as the integration of TCM and Western Medicine. From 1999 until 2008, Dr. Zhang worked as a TCM doctor, acupuncturist and teacher at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM.
Yu-Lin Chiang, R.TCMP, Instructor
A graduate of Oshio College with a 4-year TCMP program diploma, Yu-Lin has a great deal of knowledge and experience in supervising acupuncture and herbal clinical practice and teaching acupuncture and herbal courses.
Wong, CK, R.Ac, Instructor
Graduating from Oshio College, C.K. Wong is very good at treating soft tissue injury with traditional Chinese tui na massage. His hand massage manipulation is very traditional and unique, with great treatment results. He has practiced tui na massage in Hong Kong and Victoria, B.C. for more than 30 years.
Li, Li Jie, B.A., R.TCM, Instructor
A graduate of Oshio College with a 4-year TCMP program diploma, Li Jie Li is an excellent teacher.
Lisa Cumberland, B.A., R.Ac., Clinical Supervisor, Registrar
Graduating from Oshio College with the 5-year Doctor of TCM program diploma, Lisa has years of experience treating patients with a combination of massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Chen, Kai, Ph.D., Dr.TCM, Senior Professor:
Dr. Kai Chen
Dr. Chen earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the Beijing College of TCM. He then completed his Masters of Medicine at the China Academy of TCM and ultimately, after 11 years of total TCM training, earned his PhD. Dr. Chen has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and Canada for more than 27 years and has been teaching in Canada for 14 years and at Oshio College since 2001. He has a great sense of humor and is well loved by the students.
Rhonda Shepek, CPA,CMA, Instructor
Rhonda Recieved Her Professional Accounting Designation In 1999. She Possesses More Than 25 Years Of Financial And Management Accounting Experience.
Rhonda’s Experience Includes Private Sector, Government, And Post-Secondary Academic Environment She Has Had The Privilege Of Working With Some Of The Most Brilliant Researcher In The World While Working At The University Of Saskatchewan The University Of British Columbia And The University Of Regina. She Also Currently Enjoys Being A Guest Lecturer At Pacific Rim College.
Dr. Kewu (Kevin) Hu, PhD/DTCM (China), RTCMP
Dr. Kevin Hu has been devoted to health care career for more than 30 years. He has practiced and taught Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and western medicine since 1986 in China and has been teaching in Canada since 2004. He was a physician of integrative Chinese and Western Medicine in Changhang General Hospital. He received his PhD in Medicine later from Guangzhou University of TCM, where he served as professor. In the past 30 years, he successfully treated thousands of patients in acute or chronic, simple or complicated conditions like heart failure, amenorrhea, and chronic pain syndromes. He currently runs his busy BayVan Clinic in Victoria.