Austin, TX, December 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine President William R. Morris announced this week that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), approved AOMA’s Substantive Change application December 6 to move from a master's to a doctoral degree granting institution.
"This is a significant achievement for our institution," Morris said. 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.
AOMA initiated the substantive change process in anticipation of offering a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree beginning summer 2013. The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is a post-clinical doctorate. The DAOM program would offer a clinical specialty focus on the management and care of patients with pain and associated psycho-social disorders (anxiety, depression, stress, etc.)
“I wish to express my appreciation to everyone involved in this process,” said Morris. “Particularly, I would like to acknowledge the work of the AOMA faculty in the development of the program, and program director Lesley Hamilton for her leadership.”
With an internationally renowned faculty, strong leadership, regional accreditation, demonstrated student success, and a new campus opened as of the spring of 2011, AOMA’s reputation as a national leader in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, health care and policy-making continues to grow.
About AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
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 at 4701 West Gate Blvd. AOMA also serves patients and retail customers at its north Austin location, 2700 West Anderson Lane. For more information call 512-492-3034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.aoma.edu