University description (as per official university website)
The University of East-West Medicine (UEWM) has a strong foundation upon which we have built an exemplary educational institution. UEWM founder, Dr. Ying Qiu Wang, began the ground¬work for the University of East-West Medicine in Oakland, California, by establishing the World Center for Health in March of 1990.
The goal of the World Center for Health is to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine as a respected and useful medical field in which techniques, research, and patient management are based upon the theories of Yin-Yang, the Five Transformative Phases, Qi Circulation, the Meridian System (Channels and Collaterals), and the Organ Systems (Viscera/Zang-fu).
In March of 1994, Dr. Ying Qiu Wang organized the International Institute for Health and Healing in Sunnyvale, California, which was the cornerstone for the develop¬ment of the University of East-West Medicine. The Institute combined Eastern Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western medical sciences, creating the "Vital Core Medical System," which is based upon 30 years of clinical practice and research by President Wang.
In October of 1997, the University of East-West Medicine (UEWM) was founded in Sunnyvale, California.
In 2000, the University's Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) was approved by the Cali¬fornia Acupuncture Board. Students who completed the MSTCM program at the University of East-West Medicine are eligible to take the California Licensing Exam.
In 2001 the President and staff decided it was time to seek accreditation for the school's program to receive due recognition for the hard work of the instructional staff and dedication of our students.
In June of 2003 Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted the University candidate status. In June of 2005 the University was granted full accreditation.
In 2003 the University of East-West Medicine was approved by the Department of Homeland Security to oversee and approve foreign students attending the UEWM's MSTCM program by issuing the I-20 Visa.
In 2003 the University became the first TCM program in Silicon Valley to be recognized by the National Certifica¬tion Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which allows the University of East-West Medicine's students to take the national certificate exams.
In 2003 the University was approved by both BPPVE and ACAOM to open our new and innovative three level Massage Programs.
In October 2005 the US Department of Education granted the University the right to administer Title 4 funding. Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, the University is able to help students receive Federal Student Aid, thus allowing students that might not be able to afford to attend the University the opportunity to succeed. The University's goal is to serve society and to educate people in the Eastern and Western medical fields.
March 1990 UEWM founder, Dr. Ying Qiu Wang established the World Center for Health
March 1994 Dr. Ying Qiu Wang organizes the International Institute for Health and Healing in Sunnyvale, California
October 1997 the University of East-West Medicine (UEWM) was founded in Sunnyvale, California.
2000 Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) approved by the California Acupuncture Board
2001 UEWM seeks accreditation June 2003 ACAOM grants the University candidate status
2003 UEWM is approved to issue the I-20 Visa
2003 University becames the first TCM program in Silicon Valley recognized by NCCAOM
2003 University approved to open our new and innovative three level Massage Programs June
2005 University granted full accreditation October
2005 US Department of Education grants the University the right to administer Title 4 funding
Federal Student Aid
The information supplied is subject to change. For up to date information from the Federal Government please go to: Offical Finacial Student Aid infomation.
TO APPLY YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student
2. Be a U.S. citizen or
3. An eligible non-citizen
4. Must hold a Valid "Green Card" (I-551)
5. Have a valid Social Security Number
6. A valid Email address
7. Males must have registered for the Selective Service
8. You must not be in default on any Educational Loans
9. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress
10. You must be enrolled in at least 6 units
11. Exhibit financial need after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
There are many other requirements to qualify and be eligible. This is what you need to have just to begin the process to see if you are eligible for funding.