Excellence in clinical education. Learn from experience.

The Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM) represents a modern take on the age-old model of apprenticeship training: one experienced teacher working with a small group of students focused on the clinical interaction with a patient. Using this approach not only allows us to provide the highest level of clinical training available today, it also grounds our program in the traditional methodologies used for centuries in the training of medical practitioners. Enrolling at SIOM means that you accept the challenges of a demanding medical school program. It means that you are willing to put your own needs and desires aside for the good of your patients. It means that you recognize that East Asian medicine is a varied tradition with many paths leading to effective patient care. And finally, it means that you are committed to being an active, self-motivated participant in your own learning process. Read more here.