Clinical Training in Acupuncture School

One of the highlights of the Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM) program at Emperor’s College is the extensive, hands-on clinical training you will receive. In total, students engage in nearly 1,000 hours of patient care during Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 of the master’s program in concert with clinically-focused upper level courses. One of the many things that separates Emperor’s College from almost all AOM schools is that clinical interns work one-on-one with patients, doing so under the close supervision of highly trained supervisors.

Year 2 exposes you to the brilliant minds of our clinical faculty members as you assist them in treating patients at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic. This Clinical Observation experience takes the form of theater-style observation as well as shadowing rounds, and consists of 150 hours.

In Year 3, you’re behind wheel as you begin treating patients as a clinical intern. In the early phases of your clinical training you will be paired with your chosen clinical faculty member in addition to having access to a clinical teaching assistant who will help you work through the jitters.

By Year 4 your skills and confidence are polished. You’ll be seeing a regular stream of return patients with an increased level of autonomy from your supervising clinical faculty. And not only are a treating patients at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic, you’ll be taking your know-how into the integrative medical setting at one of our world-class clinical externship sites. Check out your externships here.

 

 

TitleCourse Descriptions
Pre-Observation CourseThis one-day orientation to clinical observation prepares students for the responsibilities and expectations of being a clinical observer.
Pre-Internship Course This five-day clinical orientation introduces students to the policies, procedures and expectation of clinical interns and prepares them to succeed in their patient-care responsibilities.
Observation TheaterObservation Theater takes place in the clinical setting and is structured as a small group learning experience. A clinical faculty supervisor treats a patient while 6-8 students observe and consult.
Observation RoundsIn Observation Rounds, students shadow upper-division clinical interns to fully understand the procedures and structure of patient care and clinical application of their knowledge.
Internship Level IStudents treat patients under the direct supervision of faculty and technical supervisors.
Internship Level IIStudents treat patients under the direct supervision of faculty and technical supervisors.
Internship Level IIIStudents treat patients under the direct supervision of faculty and technical supervisors.
Internship Level IVStudents treat patients under the direct supervision of faculty and technical supervisors.
Clinical ExternshipClinical interns choose from a variety of western medical settings for completion of their externship experience which fulfills hours for Level IV Internship.

 

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