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DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

DAcHM & MAcHM Admissions

Our DAcHM & MAcHM communities are shaped by students who have a sincere interest in learning Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), who have a desire to serve others as healthcare professionals, and who demonstrate the aptitude to successfully complete the program. Our most successful students are prepared for their TCM education with well-developed study skills and a solid financial plan.

Priority Application Dates

Applications are reviewed throughout the year on a rolling admissions basis but have a deadline. Submissions of an application after the deadline is possible but subject to an additional $100 fee.

Rolling admissions means that applications are reviewed in order of receipt and preference is given to early applicants, those who submit their application by or before the priority dates. To ensure your spot in an entering class, we recommend you apply by the priority date or soon after.  

Term Priority Date Deadline
Spring September 1st December 1st
Summer March 1st April 1st
Fall May 1st August 1st

Upcoming Admission Events

There are no upcoming events for this program at the moment.

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San Jose
Campus Applicants:

Five Branches University- San Jose
Attention: Admissions Office
1885 Lundy Ave, Suite 108,
San Jose, CA 95131

(408) 260-0208 ext. 217 or
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Santa Cruz
Campus Applicants:

Five Branches University- Santa Cruz
Attention: Admissions Office
200 Seventh Avenue, Suite 115,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 476-9424 ext. 31, or
(831) 476-9424 ext. 43
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Begin Shaping the Career you have Always Envisioned

Getting started is easy; simply begin the application process. And, please don’t hesitate to call us if you need help fulfilling the admissions requirements.

Our financial aid loan program can assist you with the financial costs of your education, including both tuition and living expenses.

Become an expert Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist offering patient-centered integrative care.

FBU By the Numbers


years of accreditation for both the MTCM
and the DTCM programs : (2018-2025)


Alumni are TCM doctors in practicing


Senior TCM practitioners are our faculty

Trish Keenan

2001 DTCM/MTCM Graduate

“The DTCM/MTCM Program provided me with a wonderful foundation to start my career as a holistic healthcare practitioner. I am grateful for the experienced faculty who devoted their time to teaching me this profound medicine. In addition to learning the authentic practices of Traditional Chinese medicine, they taught me the power of empathy, deep listening, kindness, and intention. This program has profoundly changed my life and has deepened my understanding of health.”

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