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4701 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX 78745
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At AOMA, there are no athletic teams, although we do have Taiji and Qi Gong classes. For these classes we meet in the Dojo, which provides us with a serene place to learn and meditate. Our library is well stocked with books from all over the world and our librarian, David, is wonderful.

Our new campus lay out flows nicely and has amazing Feng Shui. AOMA is a small school and we have just what we need. The grounds are well kept by our maintenance man, David (ha! lots of Davids employed at AOMA). Right in the middle of the main courtyard is a lovely koi pond with bamboo, lotus flowers, koi (of course!) and turtles.

There is a nice student lounge with tables, chairs, couches, microwaves, sink, filtered hot or cold water, free green tea, and a refrigerator. It's usually really clean and well maintained.
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I have been researching colleges and universities of oriental medicine in the US for the past two years. Academically speaking this is a sound accredited through national and regional boards of colleges and institutions which was a must for my specific requirements and the curriculum offered according to the multiple alumni I'd spoke with offers students a very sound base in the field of oriental medicine. I'm impressed with small class sizes so the student/ teacher ratio offers a lot of time to pose questions, the hands on approach to learning really appeals to me and so do the experience of the faculty. My only major concern is that there are very few scholarships in this field in the US as of now since it seems to a recent emergence in mainstream US medicine and awareness of the effectiveness of oriental medicine. As an student with substantial undergraduate debt, I do have reservation since the loan rates are increasing each year it seems and there is no 100% job guarantee. However I am looking to the future of it's expansion and the Academy of Oriental Medicine seems to be doing the same, developing its doctoral program in research based evidence which seems necessary to integrate into american systems of health and popular culture. I'm very excited about the primary goals to offer preventive and cost effective health care for people that oriental medicine can provide, especially since we will have a growing aging population that will be needing this and many still are uninsured or receiving less than adequate solutions to their health needs.
I think due to the nature of the field there is a rather large lack of funding as it seems to be an emerging field in the US. Even though oriental medicine has been effective for thousands of years and practiced widely in Asia and amongst asian communities in the US, our medical system that is established today is very research based in its approach; however recent trends to integrate the east and west approaches is gaining, the funding is taking its time in the schools. I feel the cost of american colleges is hugely inflated as a rule and especially since most of us will graduate with substantial debt and no guarantee we will find work, it is somewhat of a gamble. However, looking at the gainful employment statistics, speaking with alumni I feel this is a great field to get into and am willing to accept the challenges with this.