Mission of the Institute
The Mission of the Institute is to provide students with clinical training programs that prepare them to become qualified independent practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)/Oriental Medicine. ATOM students will be trained to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics for the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States.
ATOM students will be trained to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics for the practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the United States.
In keeping with its mission, ATOM sets forth seven educational objectives. Master’s program graduates will be able:
- To practice in a professional and ethical
- To exercise professional clinical judgment with regards to patient assessment, diagnosis and decisions respecting therapeutic modalities, prognosis, and referral.
- To become proficient in the theory and practice of acupuncture and in the preparation and prescription of Chinese herbal therapy.
- To become proficient in the theory and practice of nutrition and preventative care and to incorporate these principles and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Oriental Medicine and to be prepared to counsel patients on elements of health.
- To promote the delivery of health care in the United States fully recognizing the complementary and alternative functions of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine.
- To meet the requirements of the Florida Board of Acupuncture and the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) including the ability to pass the State and national acupuncture and herbal certification examinations.
- To demonstrate commitment to Traditional Oriental Medicine by participating in professional continuing education as a lifelong learning process.