First Professional Doctorate in Oriental Medicine
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is a regionally accredited (WASC) University offering a variety of academic programs and certificates.
Pending WASC approval, SCU will offer the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. The first degree of its kind, this entry level doctorate does not require a Master’s degree. Graduates of this program will qualify to sit for license and certification exams.
Why Should You Choose This Degree?
A hallmark of this program is the interprofessional development and fully integrated curriculum both in the classroom setting and in the clinical setting. Graduates of this program learn how to work in a collaborative atmosphere with a patient-centered, evidenced-based focus.
With the integrated multidisciplinary approach in healthcare fast becoming the model of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness, our program truly provides the framework for successful integration and marketability in today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare delivery systems. Unlike a master’s degree, upon successful completion of this program, graduates are recognized as doctors both professionally and publically.
3,820 total hours
10 trimesters (3.3 years)
Clinical doctorate including a capstone project
Federal financial aid is available!
Starting Fall 2014
Dual degree option available with our Doctor of Chiropractic Program
PREREQUISITES FOR DAOM PROGRAM
High school graduate (or equivalent)
Review/approval of transferable and regionally accredited college credits of 90 semester units
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
3 semester units each of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology (can be taken concurrently during first year of program)
IN ADDITION TO A TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE CURRICULUM,
THE DAOM PROGRAM INCLUDES
Studying side-by-side with students of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in an interprofessional educational program
Options to select a concentration to allow graduates to take special training into professional practice
A capstone project in academics, clinical practice, or research
Clinical externship opportunities in chosen concentrations
Integration of classical Acupuncture texts with modern medicine and research
Integrative healthcare, in both the classroom and in clinic
Opportunities for post-graduate residencies
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial Aid and Scholarships opportunities are available
For more information, please visit http://www.scuhs.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/