Call for Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Postgraduate Doctoral Program

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE POSTGRADUATE DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE

(March 3, 2014) - The Commission is pleased to share for public comment proposed revisions to the Postgraduate Doctoral Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  ACAOM has received requests from ACAOM accredited/candidate schools interested in starting an acupuncture only doctoral program.  ACAOM's current postgraduate doctoral standards require a Master of Oriental medicine (M.Om.) degree as a prerequisite for admission and require Chinese herbal medicine cirriculum and training to be included in all programs.  Graduates are awarded the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).

The Commission has drafted and is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the postgraduate doctoral standards that would enable institutions to create postgraduate doctoral programs that do not include herbal medicine training or require a Master of Oriental medicine (M.Om.) degree as a prerequisite for admission.

The Commission has developed an online survey for members of the public to comment on the proposed revisions.

To provide comment, please click on the link below or copy and paste the address to your web browser:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACAOM

To read the proposed standards in their entirety, please click here.

Individuals who wish to issue public comment must do so no later than April 17, 2014.

If you have questions, concerns or would like further clarification, please contact Mark S. McKenzie, ACAOM Executive Director at mark.mckenzie@acaom.org</p>