The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) is proud to announce that its Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program is a candidate for accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.
Receiving candidacy status is a major move forward for ACTCM’s doctoral program and for the overall academic progress of the college.
ACTCM’s DAOM program began in the fall of 2006, and is one of a handful of AOM colleges approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Education (BPPE) to offer this degree.
The college’s 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 experience. 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.
The DAOM program offers two specialties: TCM Gynecology and TCM Pain Management. The program’s capstone projects enable students to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence in these two specialty areas. The DAOM offers additional in-depth skills and practical knowledge in other specific areas commonly found in practice, such as TCM dermatology and TCM neurology.
Students complete their internships in the ACTCM Community Clinic, local hospitals and outpatient clinics, and with private practitioners. Students also have the option of completing some of their clinical work at the Shanghai University of TCM.
The program’s grand rounds format, which involves both biomedical and TCM faculty treating patients, has been highly successful in providing in-depth clinical knowledge and skills. The didactic portions involve case-based, problem-based and evidence-based learning approaches.
For more information, please contact the ACTCM’s Admissions Department at (415) 282-7600 x14 and/or ACTCM’s Doctoral Program Dean, Bingzeng Zou, at (415) 355-1601 x16.
About American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has provided affordable, quality health care to the public and trained professionals in acupuncture, massage and Chinese medicine since 1980. In addition to its graduate curriculum, ACTCM offers continuing education, public education, community outreach and clinical services in acupuncture and herbal medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted “Best of the Bay” by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.