Oriental Medical Clinic

Our clinic boasts 14 treatment rooms and training in all of the tools of the trade: cupping, guasha, electrical stimulation, auricular acupuncture, and tuina. We treat a diverse patient population from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Because the clinic serves as an important and affordable source of medical care for the surrounding community, student interns are exposed to a myriad of medical issues. Our clinic was voted Best Acupuncture in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly in 2014.

On-Site Herbal Pharmacy

Our large herbal pharmacy contains hundreds of different raw herbs and patent pills where students learn how to prepare custom herbal formulas. Students are also provided with hands-on experience in standard and complex formula writing. Unlike other acupuncture schools in the area, DULA has its own decoction machine, which students learn to operate.

Affordability

Dongguk University of Los Angeles
COST PER DIDACTIC UNIT (MSOM) $155
REQUIRED DIDACTIC UNITS (MSOM) 213 units
COST PER CLINIC HOUR (MSOM) $11
REQUIRED CLINIC HOURS (MSOM) 960 hours
ESTIMATED COST OF PROGRAM (including other fees) – MSOM Program $47,685
(a) one didactic unit is equivalent to 10 hours of classroom instruction
(b) one clinical unit is equivalent to 20 hours of clinical internship training instruction

Central Location

Dongguk University Los Angeles is located in Koreatown: a vibrant neighborhood filled with restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping. Koreatown is conveniently located within five miles of East Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and downtown Los Angeles; communities of distinct personalities and a multitude of places to live and eat. The diversity of the immediate geographic community fosters an enriching learning experience for all students. The school is located near internationally renowned music, film, and theater venues — and not too far from beaches for the summertime and mountains for winter weekend getaways. Easy access to freeways, a 5 minute walk from the red and purple Metro lines, and reliable surface public transportation make our locale attractive to both our students and patients.

DULA Experience

DULA is conveniently located in downtown Los Angeles where students are able to experience multicultural activities outside of school, but more importantly, DULA offers students opportunities for multicultural exchanges with faculty and students from other language programs that enhance students’ appreciation and comprehension of East Asian Medicine and culture. DULA offers students opportunities from respective language programs to audit classes from other language programs to encourage students who are motivated and eager to reinforce comprehension of course topics in another language.

Externship Opportunities

DULA offers externship opportunities to observe and/or treat patients at the AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) Healthcare Center at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, which gives students a broader clinical training.