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Celebrating AOMA’s 25th Anniversary

2018 is a sentinel year for AOMA. We are celebrating our 25th year in graduate medical education, with ouresteemed faculty providing excellence in the study and practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, making AOMA one of the top 5 schools of its kind in the United States. This year also marks the mid-point in AOMA’s five-year Strategic Plan. Major accomplishments have been achieved over the Plan’s first two years. Our third year will focus on development of strategic relationships that further enhance our School’s research capabilities, grant opportunities, clinical collaborations, fund raising and growth. In 2018, we are also privileged to be joined by Dr. Mary Faria, the new Chief Executive Officer of AOMA. Mary brings extended executive experience in education and healthcare management to AOMA’s team, with strong community and national relationships. Welcome Mary!

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration will culminate in AOMA’s Southwest Symposium, September 21-23. Please join us at this wonderful Symposium, where we bring together exceptional national and international speakers, AOMA alumni, healthcare practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Naturopathic Physicians, Nurses and other healthcare providers interested in “the Spirit and Science of Integrative Medicine”. Very exciting times at AOMA!

Betty Edmond, M.D.


Message from Dr. Mary Faria, Chief Executive Officer of AOMA

It has been such an honor to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Edmond and the fabulous AOMA team! What a wonderful and amazing journey and accomplishment; 25 years of providing and training practitioners at the Masters and Doctorate level to provide some of the best integrative care in the country! I have been most impressed with the strong commitment to AOMA’s mission and vision and the high quality of the faculty at AOMA. Many of the faculty members trained at some of the best Medical Schools and Universities in China. Many faculty recognized nationally and internationally.

Over the last 25 years AOMA has been building a strong foundation to ensure our community can receive holistic healthcare. Care for mind, body and spirit. I know AOMA will continue to make great contributions and continue to be strongly committed to its mission to transform lives and communities through education, patient care, leadership, and research in Chinese and other integrative medicines.

Indeed, very exciting times for AOMA and for the community we serve!

Mary Faria, PhD, FACHE


Welcome to Austin

Welcome to Austin, TX.
A very special place.

Frequently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, Austin is a melting pot consisting of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds. AOMA students both reflect and actively participate in this rich community.

"Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."

—Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Those who master themselves have true power."

—Tao Te Ching

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your consciousness."


"An expert in anything was once a beginner."

—Helen Hayes