Sunday, September 14, 2014
4140 Governors Row
Austin, Texas 78744
Each year, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine celebrates the graduation of 30 - 45 students with commencement exercises held in Austin, TX. Students are welcomed into their profession by a prominent member of the acupuncture or Austin communities. The ceremony is open to family and friends. Graduates recognize the contributions of their faculty members and present the Michael Garcia Prendes Award for Herbal Excellence to a member of the AOMA student body. To complete the ceremony, students repeat the Healer’s Oath (below) to signify their initiation as practitioners of Chinese medicine.
The Healer's Oath (adapted from the Hippocratic Oath)
I stand before family and colleagues, solemnly dedicating my life to the art of healing. In this commitment, I will do no harm. I honor my patients and face them with compassion, honesty and integrity. I honor the source of this medicine. I honor my own health. I will practice this medicine with humility, conscience and dignity. I will pursue life long study.