Post-Graduate Diploma

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. Paracelsus

The Post-Graduate Diploma of Eastern Medicine (TCM) at ITM is the only program available in Canada offering students the opportunity to specialize in Advanced Therapeutic training with a focus in the Prevention and Care of Chronic Illness and Cancer. The program consists of a Thesis/Capstone Project.

The Post-Graduate Diploma of Eastern Medicine (TCM) consists of
• 4400 Hours (1695 Clinic Hours, 293 Credits)
• 5-year Diploma
• Can be completed in 4 years Full Time, must be completed within 8 years
• *1-year Diploma (1115 hours, 705 Clinical Hours): For Students who have
previously earned a Diploma of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine or are members of another Regulated Health Profession.

This program was designed foremost, to provide the advanced student/seasoned practitioner with additional skills and theoretically training to deepen their understanding of this medicine in specific areas and allow them to better serve a population of clients living with Cancer & Chronic Illness. For this reason we have gathered the top leaders and practitioners in Integrative & Eastern Medicine to share their decades of wisdom and learning with our students.

The next goal of the program is to prepare students to achieve the highest level of training available in Eastern Medicine in Canada and to meet the requirements of the Doctor of TCM currently available in B.C. In Ontario, the CTCMPAO (regulatory body) has put in place a Doctor Title Working Group and is currently working on defining the requirements of the Doctor class. 'Until amendments of the Registration Regulation have been passed, members of the College cannot apply for the Doctor class, and therefore are not permitted to use the doctor title.'

In the interim, ITM is preparing students for this potential class and will continue to support its students in achieving any additional required trainings if and when this class level is instated.

This 4400-hour Post-Graduate Diploma of Eastern Medicine (TCM) is a low- residency program that can be taken as an I year intensive post-graduate program for students who have already completed an Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine Diploma, or for members of select Regulated Health Professions. This program includes the Diplomas of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine.

The diploma prepares practitioners to deliver specialized therapeutic care approaches for chronic illness and cancer care, in private practice/integrative health care settings. Students will develop advanced diagnostic and treatment skills within an integrative model of care, while deepening their research, teaching and practice skills.

*1-year Diploma (1115 hours, 705 Clinical Hours): For Students who have previously earned a Diploma of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine or are members of another Regulated Health Profession.
• This program is equivalent to the Doctoral Diploma Programs in BC & USA.