Community Celebrates DAOM Accreditation
In his remarks at the event, Dr. Larry Ryan, YSU President stated: “There is not one person in this room (and so many who are not able to be with us today), who did not have a significant role in the achievement that we mark today.”
What could be more satisfying than the celebrating with the entire community the announcement by the Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) of the full accreditation of the Yo San University (YSU) DAOM Program? The celebration was held at lunchtime on Friday October 11, 2013, the first day of the October 2013 DAOM residency weekend. The event attracted all current DAOM cohort #3 and #4 students, several program alumni, a number of DAOM Faculty members, and administrative staff members. The delicious lunch of healthy salads, sandwiches and yummy desserts culminated fifteen years of program planning, and over five years of program implementation. In his remarks at the event, Dr. Larry Ryan, YSU President stated: “There is not one person in this room (and so many who are not able to be with us today), who did not have a significant role in the achievement that we mark today.” He commended the entire YSU community for their focused effort in the past five years which included successfully passing through the stages of “Substantive Change,” “Candidacy,” with its required self study and site visit, and the full “Accreditation” also with a refined self study and site visit. Ryan specifically cited the vision and support of the University founders, Dr. Dao Ni and Dr. Mao Ni, the YSU Board of Trustees for their consistent moral and resource support, and the unwavering efforts of our DAOM Program Directors including Dr. Andrea Murchison for their roles in implementing and improving the rigorous program of doctoral study that has achieved the honor of full accreditation by ACAOM. In his final remarks President Ryan pointed out that the award of full accreditation was achieved primarily on the basis of the quality academic and clinical work that the DAOM Program alumni, current students and faculty have engaged, documented and assessed for continuous quality improvement. At the event the buffet tables were brightly adorned with rich bouquets of sunflowers and marigolds, fitting symbols of the new lives, renewed lives and empowered career paths that have already emerged and will continue to flow from the Yo San University Doctoral Program. Congratulations, to the entire Yo San University community!