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Dr. Fujio McPherson, LTC (ret). I started my career as a young combat medic providing direct care to solider's. Wanting to expand my role and continue my military career as an officer, I completed my BSN at the University of Pennsylvania and enjoyed an extended career providing patient care and educating soldiers in emergency medicine. However, after several years I wanted to take on the challenge of medical management and treatment and completed my MSN at the University of South Carolina and began a third career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Although the practice of medicine provided me the ability to diagnose and treat diseases, my nursing orientation gave me a keen awareness that treatment alone does not guarantee that the patient heals internally or returns to a state of health. This ultimately lead me to look into other forms of medicine. In addition to completing a certification program in Ayurvedic Medicine, I eventually completed a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University and a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As a result of merging these medical practices that combine treatment with healing, I find that not only is my personal satisfaction in clinical practice higher but most important that a majority of my patients heal, making them less dependent on treatment. This is why AIM institute was developed and hopefully the same outcomes will be achieved by graduates who have a desire to combine their knowledge of medicine with the tenants of healing found in Chinese Medicine and Nursing.

AIMI Study Abroad

$1,000.00

AIMI will offer graduates of the program, and their Licensed Acupuncture preceptors the opportunity to further their understanding of Traditional Medicine in the land of their origin. Designed to explore different cultures and learn how different medical practices evolved within the context of these cultures the study abroad program hopes to expand the student experience as well as offer advanced skills to graduates. Due to the fluctuations in international currency the cost of the program will be established based on the response of the class participants but will include tuition, travel, accommodations, and transportation. Our first study abroad program will take place in Shanghai China and future courses will explore eastern medical practices in Korea, Hong Kong and other places of interest. For those who are unable to join us after the course, the invitation to join us in the future will always be open.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: Study Abroad

When will the study abroad program start?

The Study Abroad Program will be offered during the spring, summer or fall after the completion of each course, depending on the location selected and be open to present or past graduates.

Will families be allowed to come?

The program is designed for additional educational courses and would not benefit anyone that has not completed the program. However, depending on the number of students and location of training additional participants may be considered with an adjusted tuition.

What if I have never traveled overseas before?

The safety of all students will be a priority throughout the program. However, exploration and enjoying the opportunity to travel abroad is an experience that we encourage everyone to experience. Not only does it build on the bonds developed during the course, but it expands the connection we have with the world around us.

Your Course Instructor

Dr. Fujio McPherson, LTC (ret). I started my career as a young combat medic providing direct care to solider's. Wanting to expand my role and continue my military career as an officer, I completed my BSN at the University of Pennsylvania and enjoyed an extended career providing patient care and educating soldiers in emergency medicine. However, after several years I wanted to take on the challenge of medical management and treatment and completed my MSN at the University of South Carolina and began a third career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Although the practice of medicine provided me the ability to diagnose and treat diseases, my nursing orientation gave me a keen awareness that treatment alone does not guarantee that the patient heals internally or returns to a state of health. This ultimately lead me to look into other forms of medicine. In addition to completing a certification program in Ayurvedic Medicine, I eventually completed a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University and a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As a result of merging these medical practices that combine treatment with healing, I find that not only is my personal satisfaction in clinical practice higher but most important that a majority of my patients heal, making them less dependent on treatment. This is why AIM institute was developed and hopefully the same outcomes will be achieved by graduates who have a desire to combine their knowledge of medicine with the tenants of healing found in Chinese Medicine and Nursing.