University description (as per official university website)
The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is located in Houston, Texas. The college was established in January of 1991 as the American Academy of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. ACAOM offers a masterís degree program in acupuncture and oriental medicine. It also offers continuing education and study abroad programs to its students.
The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is home to a large number of international students. The college offers financial aid in the form of federal grants, loans and institutional scholarships. Its theoretical and clinical training programs are designed to prepare graduates for a successful career following graduation.
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is an academic institution dedicated to educating and offering degrees to individuals for successful careers as healthcare practitioners based on the theories, principles, and clinical applications of traditional Chinese medicine.
We embrace the tenets of Western science and promote the integration of traditional Chinese medicine into mainstream biomedicine. Our clinics provide the community with affordable healthcare services while developing student skills and broadening the body of traditional Chinese medicine research.
We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service based on the finest skills, latest technologies, and the highest ethical standards of healthcare delivery.
ACAOM's vision is to strengthen the role of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in providing complementary health care delivery in the United States. We believe that the collaboration of Oriental and Western medicines will yield a great number of advances and breakthroughs in the treatment of illness, resulting in better health care for all.
Consequently, we are dedicated to offering our students a solid education in traditional Chinese medicine while at the same time providing knowledge of Western medicine to facilitate communication with patients and physicians.
There are several institutional scholarships available each semester for qualified beginning students and once a year for continuing students, made available by the collegeís affiliated foundation, the American Foundation of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AFAOM). Beginning students will be automatically considered if their application for admission is filed before the deadline listed on the semester calendar at the front of this publication. The deadline for filing the annual scholarship for continuing students is the end of February.