Using the Naturopathic residency model, NUNM established a groundbreaking residency program with positions at the on-campus NUNM Health Center and at a private Portland clinic in 2014. Residency is a natural extension of the lineage-based learning and clinical education available in AOM Master’s and Doctoral programs. These positions are designed to guide new graduates in expanding their medical knowledge, clinical skills, and business acumen to become high-quality practitioners. The aim is for the resident to complete the year with a deep understanding of a specific lineage of Chinese medicine as practiced by their clinical mentor and ready to launch their private practice.
Residency placement is a competitive process. In addition to completion of a Master’s or a Doctoral degree from an ACAOM-accredited higher education institution, such as NUNM, candidates must demonstrate professionalism, maturity, commitment to serve, excellent clinical abilities, and an aptitude for self-directed learning.
The number of individuals who access acupuncture and Chinese medicine is steadily growing. As a result, there is an increasing need to educate the public and support the field of Chinese medicine through a postgraduate clinical training program.
Apply to the AOM Residency Program
To qualify as an applicant for the NUNM AOM Residency Program, individuals must have graduated with a Master of Acupuncture, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, or a Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (or equivalent degree) from an accredited college or university.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2017–2018 Residency Year on February 1, 2017. Applications will be available to download from this website starting in January. If you would like to have an application mailed to you directly, please submit your request to the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at 503.552.1720 or email Jeaneth Villegas.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to have all portions of the application completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on April 14, 2017.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the NUNM AOM Residency Program, please contact:
Lauri Elizabeth, LAc, AOM Residency Director