AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Doctoral Program

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Intellectual Challenge, Professional Fulfillment



The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program offers masters-level acupuncturists the opportunity to advance their education within a clinical specialty area. Given the current prevalence of chronic pain within the United States, the psychological, social, and spiritual impact of pain on the lives of those who experience it, and the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of chronic pain, the DAOM at AOMA focuses on the care and management of patients with pain and associated psychosocial phenomena.

This 74 credit, two-year program is offered in an modular format, coupling week-long, intensive, on-campus learning experiences with extended periods of home study. While the majority of the classroom and clinical instruction is delivered on the AOMA campus in Austin, the courses are arranged to allow working professionals to continue their practice while enrolled.

Why a DAOM?

Doctoral level education is the pinnacle of academic degrees available in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in America. It develops essential skills for success as a practitioner and a participant in society. The respect brought by the doctoral title is a feature, which enhances patient care and establishes parity with other doctorally prepared professions. Specifically, licensed acupuncturists with a doctorate often find better prospects for hospital employment, faculty positions, research grants and a seat at the table in policy-making processes.