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The Medical Acupuncture Review Course has been developed to provide a broad-based refresher course on the major subject matter areas with which a well-trained physician should be familiar. This course will present a refreshing look at the core curriculum of medical acupuncture. A diverse collection of practices and principles with which a contemporary medical acupuncturist would want to be familiar. The review course is especially useful as a refresher for those who obtained their acupuncture training some time ago and for those who are seeking an organized review prior to taking the ABMA Board Certification Examination.

The overall objectives of the Medical Acupuncture Review Course are for a participant to be able to:

  • Analyze and solidify previously acquired knowledge and experience in medical acupuncture
  • Organize and reinforce understanding of the basic material appropriate for a physician practicing acupuncture in North America
  • Differentiate and examine participant’s previous studies of certain specialized aspects of acupuncture not always utilized in traditional practice
  • Discuss the broadening field of medical acupuncture


  • Kristen Burkholder, MD, DABMA
  • Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FAAMA
  • Tate Kauffman, MD
  • Bradley T. Lawrence, MD, FAAMA
  • Joseph Walker, III, MD, DABMA


In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any ineligible company held in the last 24 months.

The presenters in these recordings have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

None of the planners for this educational activity which include reviewers have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.


The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture® (AAMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture® designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The course is organized into 8 lecture sessions that have been pre-recorded. The sections will be available on certain release dates and course participants will have 7-10 days to review the lectures at their convenience and complete a short quiz after each on the material within that section. There will be a live summary/discussion session for every 2 sections of material – the schedule is below. The faculty will provide a summary, answer any student questions or delve deeper into a topic. Case presentations from the students will also take place. There are also some additional independent study materials – there will be some case studies required to be submitted and the other materials are available as additional study materials.

Please review the overall course materials before beginning lesson 1.  These can be found at the top of this course page.  Handouts for each lesson are included on the individual lesson pages under materials.

Live Q & A Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT
Thursday, March 2, 2023 – 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT
Thursday, March 9, 2023 – 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT
Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT

Note: If there are live Q & A sessions you miss, you can return to those lessons and review the on-demand recordings, but cannot claim CME credit for them after-the-fact.


Once you have completed the course in its entirety, please complete a brief survey.  Your feedback is appreciated and participation is required in order to receive your CME certificate.