First DAOM Specialty Program in Healthy Aging / Longevity launched in May 2012
In May 2012 Yo San University launched a second Doctoral Program Specialty in addition to its existing Reproductive Medicine/Women’s Health specialty. Ten new DAOM students started their journey in the Healthy Aging / Longevity specialty two months ago. They are Yo San’s doctoral cohort 3 of which cohort 1 already graduated in December 2011.
Cohort 3 doctoral students are travelling to their monthly doctoral residences at Yo San from all over the country including Minnesota, Colorado and Californian cities San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Their diverse backgrounds range from the owner of a Chinese herbal company to one of Yo San’s long-term MATCM faculty members to the president of a health and healing cooperative in integrated Eastern and Western medicine.
Each specialty class in the Healthy Aging / Longevity program is taught by Eastern and Western practitioners in collaboration in a truly integrated way. The emphasis is on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health promoting or health related imbalances. Practical elements are engaged in class as well as exercises to better communicate with health care professionals. Following the mission of Yo San University’s’ DAOM Program each residency day includes Qi Gong exercises to facilitate Qi cultivation and help our busy doctoral students to stay balanced throughout the long residency days. Already at their second residency in June the cohort 3 DAOM Candidates vividly practiced phrasing research questions as a basis for their Capstone research thesis that will be due at the end of the two year DAOM program.