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AOMA receives maximum reaccreditation

09/22/2010

AOMA receives maximum reaccreditation

AUSTIN, TX — The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA) achieves maximum accreditation of seven years.

In reference to the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) reaffirmation of AOMA’s accreditation status, ACAOM chair, Carla Wilson wrote, “I congratulate you, your governing board, your administrative staff, your faculty and your students on this achievement.”

“Accreditation is a process whereby peer review takes place for schools of higher education, and in this case, for graduate education in acupuncture and Oriental medicine,” explains AOMA president William Morris. “AOMA’s perfect seven year accreditation status represents the highest attainable. The members of the leadership team at AOMA are proud of this community and its accomplishments.”

Kelly Jennings, LAc, CPA and Senior Director of Finance at AOMA lead the group’s self-study process. “This recent accreditation is a great honor.  Receiving the maximum accreditation of 7 years shows the commitment of AOMA’s Governing Board, the expertise of its faculty, the dedication of the administration and staff, and the outstanding outcomes achieved by its students and graduates.” In addition to an in depth self-study process, schools are required to submit full financial statements, which are reviewed by an independent CPA along with institution’s annual report.

ACAOM reviewed the site visit report for AOMA and the college’s institutional response to that report. On August 19, the commission determined that the mission, goals, and objectives of the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program at AOMA.

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About AOMA
The Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin is one of the leading graduate schools of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the nation. AOMA offers a 3.5-year master’s level graduate program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students to be skilled, professional practitioners. With an internationally renowned faculty, strong leadership, new regional accreditation, demonstrated student success, and a new campus opening in the spring of 2011, AOMA’s reputation as a national leader in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine education, health care and policy-making continues to grow. AOMA also conducts more than 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, collaborates with Western healthcare institutions including the Seton Healthcare Network, and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofits such as People’s Community Clinic. AOMA is located at 2700 West Anderson Lane, and also serves patients and retail customers at its new location, 4701 West Gate Blvd.  For more information see www.aoma.edu or call 512-492-3051.



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