Accreditation for Ayurvedic institutions in US soon

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), the body representing the Ayurvedic profession in the United States of America, is launching the accreditation process for Ayurvedic institutions from this year and an Ayurvedic doctor exam in the country.

Hilary Garyvaltis, executive director of NAMA, said in a message on the occasion of New Year, that NAMA continues to set its sights on building and establishing a strong Ayurvedic profession in the United States.

“We’ve taken a great deal of vision and hard work to lay the groundwork for Ayurveda to fully take root in this country (USA). By establishing the certification exams and the structure to maintain certification for our professionals and also creating an accreditation body that sets the highest of standards for our educational institutions, we have created the conditions for outside bodies to regard us as a strong and valid profession,” Hilary said.

NAMA launched the National Ayurvedic Medical Accreditation Council (NAMAC) in 2019 and will accept accreditation applications from this year. The association also completed updates regarding educational standards for NAMA-recognised education programs.

The association which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year at Boone, North Carolina, from April 24 to 26, seeks to carve a niche within the healthcare structures currently in place in the United States.

“We want all our professional members to have opportunities to thrive while providing much needed healthcare alternatives to communities across the United States. NAMA will be building more connections and networks with other organizations, associations, and consultants to help us meet our goals in 2020. Another year of exciting opportunities for NAMA and our entire community lies before us,” said Hilary.

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