Student Services Mission Statement
Through the provision of high quality services which promote an integrated learning experience that helps students reach their educational, personal, and professional aspirations, ATOM’s student services department is dedicated to supporting the institution’s mission of training its students to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics for the practice of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the U.S.
Student Services Philosophy
ATOM promotes learning beyond the classroom and clinic. Student services at ATOM support students academically, emotionally, and socially in their development as ethical, caring, and knowledgeable healthcare professionals. Increasing peer leadership, promoting professional values, and encouraging self-understanding are essential to helping students achieve their goals. Consistent with the medicine, ATOM considers professional development as a holistic enterprise that flourishes when connections are created among the members of the learning community.
The Institute affords students a formal opportunity to provide input on matters respecting any aspect of academic life, procedure, ethics, professionalism, or behavior that impact students through Student Representatives. Representatives act as a liaison between the student body and the school administration and faculty. Two representatives are chosen from each class by consensus. Meetings are held regularly by the Student Association. The President of the Student Association serves as an ex-officio member of the ATOM Board of Directors without a vote.
ATOM cannot, and does not, guarantee professional employment upon graduation from its programs. Students are, however, supported by the faculty and administration in their search for employment, and are encouraged to utilize the ATOM bulletin boards for posted employment and career opportunities and to network with licensed acupuncturists who attend these seminars.