The program involves rigorous didactics in specialization fields. DAOM Students will specialize in Integrative Pain Management. Course construction is designed to optimize learning specific to the specialty and concentrates on depth of experience. DAOM Students will demonstrate a standard of competency in their area of specialization at each evaluation period. The specialization study will encompass a minimum of 350 hours of clinical practice in the area of specialization in residency.
The DULA DAOM is a two year program divided into eight quarters. Each quarter corresponds to Master's Program quarters. The program totals 1290 hours; of which 640 hours will be didactic and 660 hours will be clinical. Of the 640 didactic hours of coursework, 300 hours are devoted to the core curriculum and 300 hours focus on the integrative pain management specialty.
Future specialties will be programmed within this 300 hour specialty structure. The 650 clinical hours may be completed through three clinical Experiences: Clinical Residency, Preceptorship, and Mentorship.
This approval is only the first step in the process toward accreditation of the program and is not an official status with the Commission. No assurance is made by granting approval to commence the program that the program will eventually be granted either Candidacy or Accreditation.