AOMA to Offer Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The DAOM will be the second regionally accredited Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the U.S. according to AOMA president, William Morris. “This is a significant achievement for our institution.” Since its founding in 1993, AOMA has grown by every important quantitative and qualitative measure including its student body, faculty, accreditation, campus facilities, patients served and community outreach.
The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is a post-graduate clinical doctorate. AOMA’s doctoral program will offer a clinical specialty focus on the management and care of patients with pain and associated psycho-social disorders.
Faculty participation was particularly key to the success of this proposal: Drs. Wu, He, Zeng, Song, Liu, and Mandyam made significant contributions, as well as several staff members. Such participation is essential to accrediting processes for such programs. The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has approved the substantive change proposal for the doctoral program. AOMA’s regional accreditor, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) approved the new program in December 2011.
AOMA’s vision of Oriental medical scholarship includes developing advanced clinical specialists, collaborators, educators, researchers, and leaders. “A doctoral program at AOMA builds upon an already strong master’s program and provide our graduates and other practitioners with an opportunity for continued study and career development,” Morris said.
With an internationally renowned faculty, strong leadership, regional accreditation, demonstrated student success, and now a doctoral degree, AOMA’s reputation as a national leader in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, health care and policy-making continues to grow.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers a masters-level program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. AOMA is known for its internationally recognized faculty, award-winning student clinical internship program, and herbal medicine program. AOMA conducts more than 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, collaborates with Western healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals, and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced price treatments to people who cannot afford them. AOMA is located in Austin, Texas.
For more information, contact:
Anne Province, 512-492-3051; 512-497-2925
SOURCE AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine