A message from our president

AOMA’s vision is to be a leader in Chinese medicine and other integrative medicines by engaging with communities and by preparing compassionate and skilled practitioners who embody the art and spirit of healing.

In support of this vision, I am pleased to share that AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will become the AOMA College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University.

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“Our institutions share a common mission and vision – to transform the health and well-being of our communities and train the future leaders in the healthcare field,” said Mac Powell, PhD, President of Bastyr University. “Bastyr combining with AOMA provides significant opportunities to strengthen and expand the degree and certificate programs that we each currently offer to the benefit of the students and the communities we serve. Through AOMA becoming part of Bastyr, both institutions hope that we will create a College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that will draw the best students from around the world, and produce life-changing research.”

The relationship was approved by AOMA’s Board of Governors and Bastyr’s Board of Trustees. Final approval by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Department of Education is required before the formal affiliation can be completed.

My personal thanks to all who have made this opportunity possible,

Betty Edmond, M.D.

April 26, 2017






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