|Table 2: Formal education system of traditional medicine in China (including the Taiwan region), Korea, and Japan.|
|CM: conventional medicine; D: doctor of; IM: integrative medicine; MD: doctor of medicine; OM: oriental medicine; TCM: traditional Chinese medicine; TKM: traditional Korean medicine; TM: traditional medicine|
aIn the 5-year course offered in China, students should complete an additional 1 year of clinical training to obtain a national license.
bClinical training in the 8-year course offered in the Taiwan region consists of 1 year of training in TCM and another year of training in CM.
cStudents in the Taiwan region and Korea can enter a postbaccalaureate program after finishing a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree program in another specialization and should write a Master’s thesis to earn a Master’s Degree.
dPartial education about Kampo is included in CM education.