Pursuing professional excellence.

The DAOM program is a professional doctorate program designed to further expand the working knowledge and competencies of acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners through higher-level clinical research, advanced practices, and demonstration of expertise in selected areas of specialty in the field of East Asian Medicine (EAM).

Graduates of the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree are expected to acquire the following job titles: acupuncturists, oriental medicine practitioners (CIP Code: 51.3301, USDOE CIP-to-SOC Crosswalk, Standard Occupational Classification).

DAOM Academic Catalog

Doctoral Research Projects Archive

Program Goals and Competencies

In alignment with South Baylo University’s mission statement, the following objectives were designed to achieve program goals and competencies. Graduates of the DAOM program  will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of patient assessment and diagnosis.
Upon graduation, doctoral students will be able to demonstrate deepened and broadened knowledge of:

  1. Interpret classical texts of EAM(East Asian Medicine) of patient assessment and diagnosis;
  2. Integrate both Biomedical and EAM diagnosis;
  3. Conduct patient assessment and diagnostic skills of various medical conditions that are commonly seen in EAM clinical practice.

 2. Demonstrate the ability to perform advanced clinical intervention and treatment.
Upon graduation, doctoral students will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced patient assessment and diagnostic skills for clinical intervention and treatment;
  2. Implement advanced and special EAM therapeutic modalities for effective treatment;
  3. Formulate appropriate management strategies for patients with medical conditions commonly seen in EAM clinical practice.

3. Demonstrate consultative and collaborative skills and knowledge when interacting with other healthcare providers in case management.
Upon graduation, doctoral students will be able to:

  1. Obtain adequate knowledge of general biomedicine.
  2. Communicate effectively with other healthcare providers.

4. Demonstrate expertise in selected specialty(s).
Upon graduation, doctoral students will be able to:

  1. Implement expertise, knowledge, and skills in at least one area of specialty;
  2. Implement integrative approaches with Western and Oriental medicine in the treatment of at least one area of specialty.

5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct clinical research.
Upon graduation, doctoral students will be able to:

  1. Understand the scientific research design and methodology of clinical inquiry;
  2. Conduct a critical analysis of the scientific literature and apply findings to clinical practice;
  3. Design, implement, and conduct research in an area of interest utilizing  academic form and style; meeting standards suitable for peer-reviewed professional publications;
  4. Present and/or publish research findings to professional colleagues, the public, or in journals.

 6. Demonstrate commitment to the profession.
Upon graduation, doctoral students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate clinical supervision, teaching, and management knowledge and skills;
  2. Promote personal well-being and the well-being of patients;
  3. Independently seek new knowledge and build lifelong professional learning behavior.
  4. Utilize information technologies to analyze, manage and enhance EAM treatment procedures for optimum health care service.
Graduation Requirements

The Doctoral Degree program is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Complete all didactic courses and clinical clerkship hours and have completed the minimum hours of attendance at South Baylo University School of Oriental Medicine.
    Completed at least one (1) academic year (or 3 quarters) of full-time resident study as a matriculated transfer student at SBU, completing at least two-third of doctoral-level credits at SBU.
  • Achieve a minimum of 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from all courses taken at SBU.
  • Complete and publish the Clinical Research Project, upon the approval and signatures of the Doctoral Research Committee.
  • Receive recommendation for an award of a degree from all doctoral faculty members.
  • Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to the University prior to graduation.
Course# / Title Units Hours
Required Didactic Courses 44 440
CD 700 Clinical Research Design 4 40
CT 700 Advanced Practice Management 4 40
OM 700 Classical Internal Medicine A 4 40
OM 701 Classical Internal Medicine B 4 40
OM 710 Classical Formulas 4 40
OM 720 Logics of Oriental Medicine 4 40
OM 730 Advanced Oriental Medicine Diagnosis 4 40
AC 700 Advanced Acupuncture Theory & Therapy 4 40
AC 710 Special Acupuncture Theory & Therapy 4 40
BM 700 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 4 40
BM 710 Biomedical Assessment & Diagnosis 4 40
Elective Didactic Courses (Complete sixteen (16) units from the below) 16 160
PM 700 Advanced Pain Management 4 40
IM 700 Integrative Geriatrics 4 40
IM 710 Integrative Gynecology 4 40
IM 720 Integrative Pediatrics 4 40
IM 740 Integrative Neurology 4 40
IM 750 Integrative Physiology 4 40
PD 710 Professional Development 4 40
Total Didactic Course Credits and Hours 60 600
Clinical Training and Research
CL 810 Collaboration with Other Healthcare Providers 4 80
CL 830 Clinic Supervision and Teaching Practice 5 100
CL 840 Specialty Development 12 240
CL 850 Clinical Research Project 12 240
Total Clinic Credits and Hours  33 660
Total Requirements for Doctoral Degree Program 93 1260

Updated: September 9, 2022

Licensure Requirements

 Requirements for eligibility for licensure do not apply to the Doctoral degree program.

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