ACAOM Winter 2017 Commission Actions

In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) reported actions from its Winter 2017 Commission meeting to the United States Department of Education.  A written summary of that reporting may be viewed below, or downloaded in PDF format.  Please note that the summary …

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ACAOM seeks public comment on professional doctorate standards

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) approved accreditation Standards for a First Professional Doctoral (FPD) degree in Acupuncture and/or Oriental Medicine on February 14, 2013 and began accepting substantive change applications from ACAOM accredited institutions to add the new program June 1, 2013. During the intervening four-year …

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ACAOM to offer Self Study Workshop at CCAOM Conference

ACAOM will be offering a Self Study Workshop for both initial accreditation and renewal of accreditation, in conjunction with the upcoming CCAOM Conference.  The Workshop will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30pm, at the CCAOM Conference site. The Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel in Milwaukee, …

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ACAOM adopts Commission Actions Policy

Following a 45-day period of public comment and subsequent deliberation by the Commission, ACAOM has implemented an approved Commission Actions Policy, effective January 27, 2017.   The policy outlines formal actions available to the Commission and the process for reviewing and appealing Commission decisions. An Accreditation Procedures guidance was also published on January 30, …

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ACAOM Agenda: Winter 2017 Commission Meeting

ACAOM Winter 2017 Commission Meeting February 22-25, 2017 – Clearwater Beach, FL The following institutions/programs will be on the ACAOM Winter 2017 Meeting agenda: Seeking Pre-Accreditation (Candidacy) Texas Health and Science University, Austin, TX Doctoral degree program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine Seeking Initial Accreditation Nine Star University of Health Sciences, …

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ACAOM Associate Director Dr. John Cooper Retires

ACAOM Associate Director Dr. John Cooper has retired from the Commission staff, effective October 15.  John has been involved with the AOM profession for more than twenty years, including 15 years as an ACAOM site visitor and chair; service as the Board Chair of an ACAOM accredited school; and election …

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ACAOM announces new Commissioner: Dr. Marnae Ergil

ACAOM is pleased to announce the selection of Marnae C. Ergil as a practitioner member of the Commission. Dr. Ergil, a Professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, is a licensed acupuncturist in New York and California.  She has …

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ACAOM Winter 2016 Commission Actions

In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is reporting the following actions: Meeting Date: February 24-27, 2016 Effective Date of Action: February 27, 2016 Next Meetings: Summer – August 10-13, 2016; Winter – February 23-25, 2017 RESCINDING OF PROBATION AND CHANGE IN …

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