Doctorate Of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

Program Description

The curriculum of the doctoral program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the University of East-West Medicine is 1230 hours long, comprised of 570 hours of didactic classes and 660 hours of clinical training and research. The program develops the culture and the comprehensive capability to become a leader in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The program focuses on the advanced knowledge in the specialty areas, combining biomedicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Currently, the Integrative Family Medicine and Pain Management specialties are available.

The Integrative medicine approach includes advanced training both in western medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine to train DAOM students to become leaders in the field of Integrative Medicine.

The program covers all subspecialties of Family Medicine, including Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, and Gynecology. Subjects such as Integrative Pain Management, Urology, Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedics & Traumatology and EENT would also be introduced as important fields for primary care providers.

TCM knowledge is introduced through a series of classes focused on advanced training in various fields of Chinese Medicine, such as Advanced TCM studies, Advanced Acupuncture, Advanced Herbal Medicine, TCM Classics studies, Clinical Case Studies and Medical Qigong class.

Program Objective:
The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine provides post graduate level preparation to a variety of practitioners of acupuncture and oriental medicine who will be able provide educational and managerial leadership to benefit their communities by exposing the general public and their patients to the physical, social and health benefits of TCM.

  1. The program provides advanced training for the purpose of deepening the practitioner’s existing knowledge and skills and broadening their competencies in core, specialty and clinical areas, particularly in the areas of clinical assessment, diagnosis, and intervention.
  2. The program imparts a thorough and increased ability to apply major Oriental medicine modalities for an Oriental medicine program, or acupuncture therapies for an Acupuncture program, including acupuncture, herbal medicine (for an Oriental medicine program), Qi cultivation and energetic diet and nutrition and manual therapy.
  3. The program provides opportunities for specialization.
  4. The program provides the practitioner with a broadened perspective with which to engage in collaborative interactions between Oriental medicine/Acupuncture practitioners and other health care practitioners and patients.
  5. The program will help develop the student's ability to synthesize knowledge, engage in scientific and scholarly inquiry, and to think critically and creatively.
  6. The program provides the competencies necessary to facilitate the growth of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the Oriental medicine/Acupuncture practitioner as a lifelong learner.
  7. The program encourages the academic discourse between faculty and students which results in the development of an academic community that will enrich and advance the profession, and contribute to the development of future generations of practitioners, faculty, researchers, clinical supervisors and leaders of the profession.

FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME STUDENTS

Students carrying a semester academic load of 9 units or more are classified as full-time students. Students carrying less than 9 units, but more than 4.5 units, are considered half-time students.

University of East-West Medicine DAOM program curriculum

Specialties…………………………… Integrative Family Medicine & Pain Management
Core Didactic Modules..................... 570 hours
Clinical Modules………………....…… 660 hours
1. Clinical Internship: 150 hours
2. Clinical Externship: 210 hours
3. Research Clinical practice: 240 hours
4. Research Design 60 hours
TOTAL………………………………….1230 hours

Core Didactic Modules .............................................. UNITS
DAOM 951 Integrative Cardiology ...................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 952 Integrative Pulmonology ................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 953 Integrative Gastroenterology ..........................22.5/1.5
DAOM 954 Integrative Neurology ....................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 955 Integrative Endocrinology ..............................22.5/1.5
DAOM 956 Integrative Urology ........................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 957 Integrative Oncology .....................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 958 Integrative EENT ..........................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 959 Integrative Gynecology .................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 960 Integrative Pediatrics ....................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 961 Integrative Orthopedics & Traumatology .........22.5/1.5
DAOM 962 Capstone project ..........................................15/1
DAOM 963 Integrative Pain Management .........................45/3
DAOM 964 TCM Classics studies ...................................45/3
DAOM 965 Advanced TCM studies ..................................45/3
DAOM 966 Advanced Acupuncture ..................................45/3
DAOM 967 Advanced Herbal Medicine .............................45/3
DAOM 968 Clinical Case Studies ....................................60/4
DAOM 969 Medical Qigong ...........................................22.5/1.5
DAOM 970 Clinical Externship .......................................210 /7
DAOM 971 Research Clinical Practice ............................240 /8
DAOM 972 Research Design ...........................................60/2
DAOM 973 Clinical Internship .........................................150/5


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DAOM ADMISSION CONTACT
ihaynes@uewm.edu
bei@uewm.edu
Tel: 408-636-7712



Testimony of being one of the DAOM student at UEWM

I just want to make a testimony about study in the DAOM program. The Doctoral program (DAOM) at the University of East-West Medicine is unlike any other I've observed. Every part of the program is geared towards putting the students' needs first. Not only are the teachers chock full of clinical experience, but they are actually willing to share and teach from that personal experience. Free discussion is encouraged on all kinds of clinical challenges, making the school environment a nurturing atmosphere that is truly conducive to a holistic education. The openness of the classrooms is reflected even in the comprehensiveness of the curricula, proving once again that the university's primary goal is to provide a complete and quality tutelage for all students. Besides the professors, even the administrative staff holds the collective goal of providing any and every resource for each individual student. They work with students to ensure the accommodation of their needs in every way possible. I consider myself incredibly lucky to be part of this DAOM program, as not only is it an affordable program, but I believe it is also one of the best one.


Key Bahk
L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
國際醫藥大學 / 博士院
University of East-West Medicine / DAOM Program