AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Message from the President

Dear Students,

By choosing to become a practitioner of Oriental medicine, you are purposing your life as an agent of service, to yourself, your patients and society.

This is no small feat—to change your life in order to empower the healing of others.The preparation is arduous, this program is rigorous, and you will encounter crises of self and of purpose on this journey. But the rewards are numerous and deeply gratifying. Know that AOMA is committed to providing the support you need to achieve your academic, personal, and professional goals.

The faculty members at AOMA have worked diligently to develop a comprehensive program of study. It will serve your entry into the profession and provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning. From this foundation, we build a life that makes a difference.

Our mission is to transform lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine.The administrative team, along with students, faculty, and community partners, bring this mission to life through their daily work. Core values, integrity, and dedication to ecological and social concerns are intrinsic to life at AOMA.

I am pleased that you are participating in this journey.Transformation happens for each of us at a personal level and then extends to our circles of interest, our patients, our teachers, and, eventually, a nation.

Welcome again to the AOMA family.This is a noble profession and I look forward to sharing it with you.


William R. Morris, PhD, DAOM, LAc
President, AOMA

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