Doctorate in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM)
Our DAOM program, one of the first such programs in the United States to offer a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree, began in the fall of 2006 and we are proud to be fully accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
This clinically based, advanced professional program is open to individuals with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine or licensed practitioners with at least 10 years of documented experience plus formal college training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The intensive module format both accommodates practitioners’ lives and professional practices, as well as creates an environment in which students can immediately apply the knowledge and skills they learn to their patients.
ACTCM offers two specialties: TCM Gynecology and TCM Pain Management. The capstone project enables the students to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence in these two specialty areas. Students complete their internships in the ACTCM Community Clinic, local hospitals and outpatient clinics. Students have the choice of completing their externships at Yue Yang Hospital of Shanghai University of TCM under the supervision of Chinese and ACTCM faculty, or working with senior AOM practitioners (a minimum of 15 year of clinical experience) of their choice in the United States.
Our diverse faculty prepares students to work in collaborative settings. The grand rounds format, which involves both biomedical and TCM faculty treating patients, is highly successful. Our program focuses on providing in-depth clinical knowledge and skills. The didactic portions involve case-based and problem-based learning approaches.
We invite you to sit in on a module and see for yourself why ACTCM’s doctoral program is foremost in the nation in offering advanced training for TCM professionals.