After 17 years of hard and good work, the Chi Institute is breaking new ground by offering the first Master of Science degree in TCVM in the Western world. Veterinarians attending the Chi Institute’s acupuncture, herbal, Tui-na, and/or food therapy certification course(s) from all over the world will now have an opportunity to earn a Master’s degree under the direction of Chi Institute’s Founder and President, Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD.
"I am so excited about this #1 program of its kind. The Chi Institute has completed the first few steps of a 1,000-mile journey that leads TCVM to the mainstream of the world veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Xie, “The core of this long journey is the evidence-based research studies and publications. There has never been a better time to start the Master’s degree program to conduct a clinical trial and publish the study results in the peer reviewed journals. That will lift TCVM to its destination."
Mushtaq Memon, DVM, PhD, the Executive Director of the World Association of TCVM said, “The graduates of this higher education degree program will greatly help bring evidence-based findings to TCVM and establish the world standardization of TCVM. We look forward to publishing high quality papers from Chi graduates in the American Journal of TCVM”.
The number of students interested in enrolling in this new degree program have sky rocketed. Over 100 veterinarians and vet school students have shown strong interests. Dr. Michael Bartholomew, the first registrant of this program said, “I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to transfer my previously earned credits from the Chi Institute toward the new Master’s Program. I look forward to conducting my clinical research under the expert guidance of Dr. Xie and other Chi Institute professors. Through my research and thesis, I hope to help further the recognition of TCVM within mainstream veterinary medicine so that more patients can benefit from integrative therapies.”