Medical Acupuncture Review Course

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. 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

The 2024 Review Course has now concluded! Check back for details on the 2025 course.

Why the Review Course?

Many physicians practicing medical acupuncture today obtained their original training a number of years ago. There are excellent training programs available where a physician can obtain initial training in medical acupuncture. There are also an increasing number of learning opportunities in specialized areas or in new areas of medical acupuncture, but there are limited opportunities available for physicians to obtain an organized review of that original knowledge acquired years earlier. With the development of a national Board Certification Examination there is more definite need to have such a broad-based course available to assist those preparing for the examination. The Academy members have indicated in annual surveys that this as a definite educational need. As a result, the Review Course was developed specifically in response to the education needs of these two groups of physicians.


Who should attend the Review Course?

This Review Course is intended for those physicians who have completed a formal training program in medical acupuncture of 300 or more hours, or have obtained equivalent training through other means, and have one or more years experience in the clinical use of medical acupuncture. Those physicians who obtained their training four or more years ago should find the Review Course useful as a refresher to that original training. Those physicians who intend to sit for the ABMA Board Certification Examination within the next 12 months should find the Review Course particularly helpful as an organized review of the basic areas of knowledge that would be covered in such an examination.



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 blended (virtual & live discussion) education 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.

2024 Course Organization

The course has been reorganized into an online/virtual product with 8 pre-recorded  lecture sessions that will be available on certain release dates. Course participants will have 7-10 days to review the lectures at their convenience and complete short quiz after each on the material within that section. There also will be a live summary/discussion session for every 2 sections of material – see schedule 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.

Week 1 – Friday, February 16
Lectures 1 & 2 launch for on-demand viewing
Thursday, February 22 Discussion Session for Lectures 1 & 2

Week 2 – Friday, February 23
Lectures 3 & 4 launch for on-demand viewing
Thursday, February 29 Discussion Session for Lectures 3 & 4

Week 3 – Friday, March 1
Lectures 5 & 6 launch for on-demand viewing
Thursday, March 7 Discussion Session for Lectures 5 & 6

Week 4 – Friday, March 8
Lectures 7 & 8 launch for on-demand viewing
Thursday, March 14 Discussion Session for Lectures 7 & 8