The mission and goals of Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine are:
To provide a dynamic curriculum to graduate Chinese medicine practitioners
who are well-trained in theoretical, diagnostic, and clinical knowledge
in all aspects of Chinese medicine.
To provide a sound knowledge of basic biomedical sciences and their
integration into a Chinese medical practice.
To raise the level of biomedical knowledge in Chinese medical practitioners
so as to improve the skills of communication and to further the dialog
between western and Chinese medical sciences.
To create a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine program approved
by the Board of Regents of North Carolina.
To assure that students who are awarded a professional diploma in Oriental
medicine are fully prepared to responsibly practice Oriental medicine.
To prepare students to sit for the national licensing exams in both
acupuncture and herbal medicine.
To encourage students to seek spiritual development as it applies to
the art of healing.
To provide the community with quality and low-cost health care while
completing the intern's education of practical clinical medicine and strengthen
his or her ability to promote professional practitioner-patient relationships.
To hire the most qualified staff available.
To teach students to read and translate medical Chinese so that AUCM
graduates can research the vast Chinese medical literature in order to
deepen their understanding and practice of Chinese medicine.
The Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine is the only school in North
Carolina to have a degree program approved for candidate status by the
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Its program
was named a candidate by ACAOM in May 2002.
The Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine offers a master's-level diploma
in Oriental medicine. The program includes five main areas of study: traditional
Chinese medicine theory and practices; acupuncture principles and practices;
herbology; related studies; and Western biosciences.
For more information on the Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine,
Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine
PO Box 790
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Tel: (828) 689-1669
Fax: (828) 689-1670
Web site: www.aucm.com