AOMA to Provide Acupuncture to Central Texas Veterans
Austin, TX – AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (AOMA) is pleased to announce a new affiliation agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Austin Outpatient Clinic (Austin OPC) to provide acupuncture and traditional Chinese medical services to veterans at the Austin OPC. The Austin OPC is part of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in improving control of chronic pain in patients with and without the use of opioid medications. We are pleased to offer this adjunctive therapy to our Veterans. Acupuncture and its related methods (e.g. cupping, as made popular during the 2016 Olympics) provide low-cost, low-risk approaches to pain management that can enhance standard care, leading to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. Veterans referred by their VA ambulatory care provider can make an appointment for acupuncture at the Austin OPC.
The acupuncture and traditional Chinese medical services provided by AOMA at the Austin OPC will be under the supervision of licensed acupuncturist (LAc) faculty supervisors on Fridays, beginning in December. Up to 24 Veterans can be seen each week by AOMA’s practitioners. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, as we work together to improve the health of our Veterans.
AOMA named Military Friendly® Schools for 2017
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 10, 2016 — AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, a leading college of acupuncture & herbal medicine, announced today that it has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
AOMA is an approved institution of higher learning for Veterans and participant of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Education Benefit program for the training of veterans and other eligible persons. In order to receive Veteran’s Benefits, the veteran must first establish his/her eligibility with the VA directly. Once eligibility has been established, AOMA certifies the veteran’s enrollment.
In addition, AOMA has an active Student Veteran Organization whose purpose is to provide education to our peers, practitioners, and the community on the needs and challenges facing our nation's Veterans. The group provides support and resources to ensure continued success and the well-being of our student Veterans and AOMA. For more information about AOMA’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.aoma.edu.
About AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers regionally accredited master’s and doctoral-level degree programs in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. AOMA is known for its internationally recognized faculty, graduate programs, and herbal medicine program. AOMA provides more than 16,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, and collaborates with healthcare institutions including the Seton Healthcare Family, People’s Community Clinic, The Veterans Affairs Austin Outpatient Clinic (AOPC), and Austin Recovery. AOMA gives back to the community through nonprofit partnerships 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.
AOMA Receives Reaffirmation from SACSCOC through 2024
AUSTIN, Texas, December 12, 2014 — AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine received the maximum 10-year reaffirmation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges(SACSCOC) at the annual meeting in Nashville, TN. This is the highest level of regional accreditation that can be granted.
“This validates the fulfillment of our mission: transforming lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine. It affirms the quality and integrity of our academic medical programs,” reported AOMA President William Morris. “The rigorous standards required by SACSCOC allow students, graduates, and patients to feel confident about the quality of education received at AOMA.”
AOMA offers both a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The regional accreditation allows for graduates to participate as learners and faculty within the university and college educational systems of the United States.
As part of the reaffirmation process, AOMA developed a carefully designed and focused clinical experience that will improve student learning outcomes. According to Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree Program Director Lesley Hamilton, “Clinical education will more closely align with real-world experience, providing students with a staged clinical experience at the very busy AOMA clinics.”
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