AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

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Mission/Vision

AOMA Mission Statement

The mission of AOMA is to transform lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine by:

  • Providing excellent and innovative teaching of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to learners while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to intellectual and personal growth
  • Delivering high quality acupuncture and Oriental medical healthcare to our patients
  • Providing leadership for the development of acupuncture and Oriental medicine professionals

Vision

AOMA’s vision is to be a leader in Oriental medicine education by engaging our communities and by preparing compassionate and skilled practitioners who embody the art and spirit of healing.

Our Core Values

We recognize that the outcomes we produce result from the collective activities that are consistent with the following core values:

  • Sustainability: Our programs and community engagements are sustainable and effective.
  • Integrity: We do what we say we will do. In our communication we are honest and complete.
  • Inspiration: We are called into action by a spirit of purposeful aliveness.
  • Flexibility and openness: We conscientiously choose our actions in consideration of all the parties involved.
  • Professionalism: In all that we do, we are impeccable, clear and complete.
  • Compassion and Service: In word and action, we look for opportunities to benefit others.

MAcOM Educational Objectives

Graduates of the AOMA master's degree program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine will:

  • Have the knowledge base necessary to enter the profession
  • Practice professional behaviors and values
  • Provide patient centered care
  • Incorporate evidence and experience based practices
  • Participate in collaborative patient care

DAOM Educational Goals

The goals of the regionally accredited DAOM program are to:

  • Produce advanced clinic practitioners in the clinical specialty of care and management of pain and associated psychosocial phenomena.
  • Develop Oriental medical scholarship in the USA by creating advanced clinical specialists who are also researchers, educators, collaborators, and leaders.
  • Advance the profession into the healthcare community by creating collaborative relationships.
  • Add to the evidence-base of the medicine through scholarly work.