Graduates of AOMA’s MAcCHM program will:
MAcCHM graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
Graduates of AOMA’s DAcCHM program will:
DAcCHM graduates will demonstrate all the competencies of the MAcCHM and:
Graduates of AOMA’s DAOM program will:
DAOM graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
Graduates of AOMA’s CCHM program will:
CCHM graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
Since the profession first set initial roots in the US, the only viable option upon graduation for nearly three decades was to setup a private practice, which is not easy and may be a reason that some graduates move on to other fields. In recent years, the profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine has seen an unprecedented surge in career opportunities as well as advocacy and regulation. In recent years:
With the doctoral degrees, other opportunities are unfolding, such as research, teaching, and professional and academic leadership roles. As a result of this changing environment, AOMA is looking beyond collecting data on private clinical practice, and adjusting surveys to look at employment, scholarly work, and leadership.
Over time, AOMA hopes to see growing trends with more graduates staying in the field on a full-time basis and, if as a practitioner, spending more hours each week in practice.
Trends and causative issues regarding student success are identified, analyzed and addressed to provide meaningful assistance to at-risk students, thereby maximizing the number of students graduating from the institution.
However, the quest for prognostic factors for academic success is ongoing in higher education. While some predictive measures are valuable in assessing the potential academic success of a prospective student, certain factors may adversely affect a student’s ability to complete the program which cannot be measured. AOMA’s admissions requirements and processes have been effective at selecting applicants who seem to have the aptitude for coursework and degree completion, yet AOMA has identified indeterminate factors that may interfere with program completion, based on historical and current socio-economic factors that may inhibit a potential adult student from successfully completing a program that cannot be determined at time of acceptance.
Schools of higher education, AOM or otherwise, graduate or otherwise, face this issue. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to:
It should be noted that while the age range of AOMA’s student population is diverse, the majority of students are women in their mid-twenties and thirties and may be more prone to some of these life challenges than a younger population.
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