ACAOM issues Program Naming policy and position paper [6 Mar 2020]

At its February 2020 semi-annual meeting, the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (“ACAOM” or “Commission”) reviewed stakeholder input regarding its Degree Structure and Naming Convention Policy received through public comment period, which concluded 6 December 2019.

In response to public comments received, the Commission retired the Degree Structure and Naming Convention Policy and the associated Position Paper – Rational for Degree Structure and Naming Convention.  The commission then adopted the Program Naming Policy as well as the associated Position Paper – Rationale for Program Naming, which summarizes the key steps and evidence considered during this 5+ year process.

The Program Naming Policy may be viewed at:

The associated Position Paper may be viewed at: 

Any questions related to this policy may be submitted to