Southern 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 an ever-changing world. SCUSOMA also prepares its graduates for leadership in Oriental medical education and public service.
- Excellence in teaching and learning.
- Fellowship and collaboration with colleagues, the community, and other health professions.
- Diversity of people, ideas, and experiences.
- Effective and compassionate communication.
- Respectful and ethical behavior.
- Commitment to the health and the well being of society.
1. Graduates will be able to pass the license exam required to become primary care providers of Oriental medicine in California.
2. Graduates will be able to prepare a business plan and make a successful transition from student to healthcare provider.
3. Graduates will be able to demonstrate:
1) Knowledge of theories, principles and therapeutic approaches of Oriental medicine and including, but not limited to, acupuncture, herbology, tui-na, cupping, moxibustion and qi gong and apply them in a clinical setting.
2) Knowledge of the various causes of diseases from both biomedical and Oriental medical perspectives and the ways in which they operate on the body.
3) Knowledge of the normal and pathological structures and functions of the body and its major organ systems from both biomedical and oriental medical perspectives.
4. Graduates will be able to provide the highest quality patient care in oriental medicine with the ability to:
1) Obtain an accurate medical history, formulate a diagnosis and design an appropriate treatment plan.
2) Perform appropriate physical and Oriental medical assessments.
3) Develop patient management protocols and maintain accurate medical records.
4) Communicate effectively with, and make referral to, other healthcare providers or emergency care services when necessary.