elleSouthern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (“SCUSOMA”) is committed to the highest ideals in oriental medical education.

Not only will our graduates be amongst the most professional and competent healthcare providers in the medical field, but they will also exemplify the virtues of a mature and compassionate human being.

SCUSOMA endows its graduates with the values, knowledge and skills to address the needs of dynamic world. SCUSOMA also prepares its graduates for leadership in Oriental medical education and in public service.


  • Excellence in teaching and learning;
  • Fellowship and collaboration with colleagues, the community, and other health professions;
  • Diversity in people, ideas, and experiences;
  • Effective and compassionate communication;
  • Respectful and ethical behavior; and
  • Commitment to health and well being of society.


Graduates will be able to pass the California State license exam required of all primary care providers in Oriental medicine.

Graduates will be able to prepare business plans to make successful transitions from students to healthcare providers.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and clinical application of theories, principles and therapeutic approaches of Oriental medicine. They include, but are not limited to, acupuncture, herbology, tui-na, cupping, moxibustion, and qi gong.
  • Knowledge of the various causes of diseases from both biomedical and Oriental medical perspectives, and the ways in which they operate on the body.
  • Knowledge of the normal and pathological structures and functions of the body and its major organ systems from both biomedical and Oriental medical perspectives.

Graduates will be able to provide the highest quality patient care in Oriental medicine with the ability to:

  • Obtain accurate medical history, formulate diagnosis, and design appropriate treatment plans.
  • Perform appropriate physical and Oriental medical assessments.
  • Develop patient management protocols and maintain accurate medical records.
  • Communicate effectively with, and make referral to, other healthcare providers or emergency care services when necessary or emergency care services when necessary.



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Los Angeles, CA 90010
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