Laurel, Md. – Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. MUIH and AOMA have entered an educational collaboration with the goal of enhancing graduate education in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Through this partnership students from both institutions participate in case of study analyses together, virtually in real-time and guided by faculty from both institutions. This provides students with the opportunity to broaden their clinical treatment strategies and deepen their clinical knowledge.
“This is an academically enriching partnership that we are excited to have in place. Both institutions are committed to academic rigor and integrative health, and this partnership will represent an effort toward academic diversity of thought in diagnosis and treatment approaches. This will serve the faculty, students, and ultimately, patients,” said Alexandra York, Assistant Provost for Strategic Academic Initiatives at MUIH.
“What we learn from one another and what we learn together will help us transform care. Partnerships like this will strengthen our ability to prepare truly outstanding clinicians who will put our values into action and fulfill our mission of transforming lives and communities,” said Dr. Mary Faria, President, and CEO of AOMA.
MUIH has been training acupuncturists since 1981 and in 1985 became the first school accredited by the organization now known as the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Since 1986, MUIH has offered graduate programs in the field including the Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Acupuncture, Master of Oriental Medicine, Master of Acupuncture, and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs. MUIH also offers masters and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates in Ayurveda, cannabis science, health and wellness coaching, health promotion, herbal medicine, integrative health studies, narrative health, nutrition, and yoga therapy.
About Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is a leading academic institution focused on the study and practice of integrative health and wellness and one of the few universities in the U.S. dedicated solely to such practices. Deeply rooted in a holistic philosophy, its model for integrative health and wellness is grounded in whole-person, relationship-centered, evidence-informed care.
Since 1974, MUIH has been a values-driven community educating practitioners and professionals to become future health and wellness leaders through transformative programs grounded in traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH has more than 20 progressive, graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, offered on-campus and online.
In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, which delivers more than 20,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year. For more information visit www.muih.edu.
About AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers regionally accredited masters-level and doctoral-level graduate programs in acupuncture and Chinese medicine that prepare students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. Since AOMA’s founding in 1993, the institution has grown rapidly in size and reputation, drawing students from around the nation and faculty from around the world.
AOMA is an active member of the national and international healthcare community and remains committed to scholarship, research, and engagement, as evidenced by the publication and presentation schedules of the faculty, the yearly Southwest Symposium it hosts, and the continuing education opportunities the institution provides. AOMA also conducts approximately 17,500 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics.
AOMA works cooperatively with Western healthcare institutions and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced-price treatments to people who cannot afford them otherwise. For more information visit https://aoma.edu.
Kionne S. Johnson