In an effort to familiarize itself with the rest of the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession, the National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency (NOMAA) has announced that it will hold an information seminar and workshop on November 20, 2004, at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California.Accrediting agencies, faculty members and department chairs, student representatives, members of state and national organizations, board members and regulatory agency members are encouraged to attend.
Highlights of the seminar include question-and-answer sessions on the following:
- "NOMAA: History, Philosophy, Mission, Goals" (moderated by Dr. Ted Priebe)
- "NOMAA: OMD Program Standards" (moderated by Dr. Donald Kendall)
- "NOMAA: Standards, Policies, Procedures" (moderated by Dr. Gerald Patton)
- "NOMAA: Application Process" (moderated by Dr. Gerald Patton)
Dr. Priebe will also moderate a closing remarks session at the end of the seminar.
NOMAA's mission is to provide accreditation for educational institutions that will offer entry-level doctoral degree programs (using the OMD designation) designed to prepare students for professional, independent and primary-care practice under the auspices of each state's scope of practice. For more information, visit www.nomaa.org.