What is an AOM Residency?
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Residency Program at the NUNM connects the needs of recent graduates with the needs of private clinic practitioners and NUNM via a one-year post-graduate training. Residency has long been a standard for post-graduate medical training in allopathic and osteopathic medicine, and an option in chiropractic, and naturopathic medicine. It is a natural extension of the lineage-based learning and clinical education available in AOM master’s and doctoral programs. Two types of residency are currently available: private clinic residency and on-campus residency.
When are Residency Applications Available?
Applications are posted online in January each year.
When do Residencies Begin?
Generally new residencies begin in September, though one residency position will start in January of 2017.
Can I Apply to NUNM’s AOM Residency Program if I Attended Another School?
Any graduate (or upcoming graduate) of an ACAOM-accredited AOM Master’s or Doctoral program is encouraged to apply. Please see the application for more information about eligibility.
How Much do AOM Residents Make?
For the 2016-2017 residency year, the salary is set at $28,000 plus heath insurance benefits. Additionally, AOM residency sites cover malpractice insurance for the resident. Some residency sites offer additional benefits, like an employee education fund to cover part of the cost of continuing education.
Are AOM Practitioners Required to do a Residency?
No, this one-year post-graduate training sets residents apart from their peers in the job market.