“Shaping the Future of Healthcare”
Welcome Message from President John Paul Liang
ACAOM is one of only a handful acupuncture schools to be regionally accredited. Along with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the college is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. The Master’s degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the program is also approved by the California Acupuncture Board, allowing students to take the California Board Exam.
ACAOM’s collaborations are extensive, ranging from domestic hospital and academic institutions to international sister schools. Such past and current partnerships allow for an exchange of best practices, which is then implemented into our program:
1. The Methodist Hospital (clinical)
2. University of Houston Clear Lake Health Center (clinical)
3. Taipei Medical University (academic)
4. Luzhou Medical University (clinical)
5. Dalian Hospital (clinical)
6. Tianjin Hospital (clinical)
7. Zhejiang Hospital (clinical)
8. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (research)
9. Baylor College of Medicine (research)
10. Rice University Student Health Center (clinical)
The ACAOM faculty is one of the most experienced and credentialed in the U.S. Of the 25 faculty members, 72% have an M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, and 40% of the faculty have both an Oriental medicine and biomedicine degrees.
Our Unique Clinical Training Program
Along with our own main campus clinic, our partnerships at The Methodist Hospital and University of Houston Clear Lake make our clinical training program one of the most unique, comprehensive, and one of the top in the nation. Since 2000, the college has been involved with integrating Eastern medical treatments with Western medical assessment tools.
Pain Management Training
The ACAOM Pain Management Program is the only one of its kind to have ever been accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management. Students at ACAOM receive an additional Certificate of Completion for completing the program, and it is fully integrated into the clinical training program.
Our China Training
Our optional China training allows students to train in the land where acupuncture originated. In the last few years, students have been able to rotate and treat patients in various departments at Tianjin and Zhejiang Hospitals, earning a unique learning experience that cannot be found in the United States. This is an optional 4-credit elective course and is part of the Master’s degree program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about studying abroad.
Our Flexible Schedule
Our daytime and evening courses and the option to take courses part-time make the program convenient for working adults. Based on fall 2012 population, over 59% of our students are full time students, while about 41% are part time. In addition, with a faculty to student ratio of 1 to 4.9, it makes for a great hands on learning environment.