Transform yourself, Advance the field

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

AOMA's 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.

DAOM Educational Goals

The goals of the DAOM program are to:

  • Produce advanced clinic practitioners in the clinical specialty area 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, collaborative partners, and leaders.
  • Advance the profession into the wider healthcare community by creating collective relationships.
  • Add to the evidence base of the medicine through scholarly work.

Transform yourself. Advance the Field.

At AOMA, you will develop skills in pain management and learn how to address the accompanying psychosocial concerns.  The leadership and critical thinking skills that you will acquire and develop over the course of this program will add depth to your practice, thereby providing a substantive foundation for the improved healthcare and transformative experience you will then be able to offer your patients.

Program Disclosures

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program commences in July of 2013. Information about the On-time Completion Rate, Median Loan Debt, and Placement Rate will become available upon completion of the degree program by the initial cohort of doctoral students.

AOMA prepares students to work as acupuncturists (Standard Occupational Classification #29-199.01).