History & Accreditation

In January 2004, Virginia College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (VCAOM) was established as a school and clinic to educate students and provide treatment for the community, and was certified to operate as a not-for-profit legal entity under the Laws of the State of Virginia.

On October 29, 2008, VCAOM changed its name to Virginia University of Oriental Medicine (VUOM) and on March 23, 2018 VUOM changed its name to Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM).

VUIM is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and is institutionally and programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) to offer the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) program and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) programs in the English, Korean and Chinese languages.