Yo San University announces accreditation candidacy.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Universities and colleges (Services)
Universities and colleges (Curricula)
Universities and colleges (United States)
Alternative medicine (Study and teaching)
Accreditation (Education)
Pub Date: 02/01/2012
Publication: Name: Townsend Letter Publisher: The Townsend Letter Group Audience: General; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 The Townsend Letter Group ISSN: 1940-5464
Issue: Date: Feb-March, 2012 Source Issue: 343-344
Topic: Event Code: 360 Services information
Product: Product Code: 8220000 Colleges & Universities NAICS Code: 61131 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools SIC Code: 8221 Colleges and universities
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 282825209
Full Text: Yo San University is pleased to announce that its doctoral program (DAOM; Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) has achieved candidacy with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). The announcement was made subsequent to Yo San University's preparation and submission of a self-study that addressed its readiness to engage in doctoral level education in the areas of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, as well as the 14 standards upheld by ACAOM to define programs at the doctoral level.

Following submission of the self-study, a site visit was conducted and official reports were generated by the accrediting commission. The Yo San University DAOM program is a postlicensure integrative medicine program that includes two specialty options: reproductive medicine and healthy aging. More than 10 years in planning and nearly 2 years in operation with matriculated students, the Yo San University DAOM program operates with a one weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) a month model, with each cohort completing study in 2 years. The program includes 570 hours of didactic instruction and 650 hours of supervised clinical involvement. In order to capitalize upon the rich background that the experienced clinician candidates bring to the program, special emphasis is placed on collaborative interactive learning. Cohorts in reproductive medicine are currently active, and a cohort in healthy aging will begin study in May 2012.

The official announcement statement issued by ACAOM is indicated below along with the address and phone number of the ACAOM Contact information:

The Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been admitted to Candidacy status by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ("ACAOM") and is in the process of seeking accreditation.

ACAOM, 14502 Greenview Drive, Suite 300B, Laurel, MD 20708; 301-313-0855.
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