Industry News for Academy of Oriental Medicine-AOMA
Austin, Texas 78745
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine announces
2014 commencement speaker
Victor S. Sierpina, MD to deliver keynote address to AOMA graduates on September 14
AUSTIN, Texas, September 10, 2014 — Victor S. Sierpina, MD will deliver the keynote address at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine’s 18th annual commencement ceremony on September 14. Dr. Sierpina joined University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Department of Family Medicine in 1996. He attended medical school at the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He completed his internship and residency in Family Practice at the MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois. After completing his residency, he did advanced study in Medical Acupuncture for Physicians at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Sierpina is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Sierpina’s interests are in medical student education in Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Integrative Oncology. His practice includes acupuncture, nutrition, botanical medicine, and mind-body therapies. Dr. Sierpina was named one of the “Best Doctors in America” 2005-2013.
Dr. Sierpina will address an expected thirty-eight graduates of the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Degree program who will be attending the exercises on Sunday, September 14, at the Omni Hotel at Southpark in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Qianzhi (Jamie) Wu, VP of Faculty, will lead the procession of graduates, starting at 1:30pm. Proceedings will include the presentation of the Calvin Key Wilson Community Leadership Award, faculty speakers, awarding of degrees, and a healer's oath lead by program director Lesley Hamilton, followed by a reception in the lobby.
Completing a rigorous four-year master’s degree program which includes more than 900 hours of clinical internship, AOMA graduates are at the forefront of their field, integrating Eastern and Western medicine in clinics and hospitals. Upon graduation, these thirty-eight professionals will work in independent private practice, multi-disciplinary clinics, substance abuse treatment facilities, hospice programs, oncology centers, community acupuncture clinics, military/veterans facilities, and corporate wellness programs.
About AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers master’s- and doctoral-level programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners. AOMA is known for its internationally recognized faculty, award-winning student clinical internship program, and herbal medicine program. AOMA conducts around 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, collaborates with Western healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals, 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. AOMA is located at 4701 West Gate Blvd. AOMA also serves patients and retail customers at its North Austin location, 2700 West Anderson Lane. For more information see www.aoma.edu or call 512-492-3034.