The clinical aspect of the acupuncture program consists of four phases:
Observation (4 credits/120 hours)--in this phase the student observes the acupuncturists and interns in all aspects of their practice: patient intake, questioning, checking pulse and tongue, diagnosis, treatment strategy, and needling.
Assistantship (2 credits/60 hours)--in this phase students begin to assist the acupuncturists in treatment procedures such as moxibustion and cupping, and can withdraw needles from the patient.
Junior Internship (8 credits/240 hours)--in this phase students begin to needle patients under close supervision, and perform diagnoses with guidance from the clinical instructor.
Senior Internship (10 credits/300 hours)--in this final phase students diagnose and treat patients with more minimal supervision.
Before entering the clinic as an Observer, students must take a class “Introduction to Clinic” in which they are introduced to clinic procedures and expectations, including patient intake, record keeping, different clinic levels and attendant responsibilities, and general rules of cleanliness and deportment.
As one of the pre-requisites to becoming an intern, students must attend a course “Introduction to Clinical Internship”, which focuses on clinical competency training for junior and senior interns.
Before beginning their Junior Internship, students must pass a Clinic Entrance Examination which tests all areas of TCM and Acupuncture studied up to that point. Also required before treating patients in the clinic is certification in Clean Needle Technique and in CPR. Before progressing to Senior Intern, students must pass a Clinical Skills Assessment Test and submit a detailed Case Report. There is also a comprehensive Graduation Examination which students are required to pass at the end of their program.
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- Medical Terminology
- Muculo-skeletal & Palpatory Anatomy
- Western Physiology
- Clinical Pathophysiology
- Western Diagnosis
- 36 months
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- A Completed Application Form (click here for the form)
- An Application Fee ($70; $120 for Transfer Students; $170 for International Students) A Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages, typed and double spaced)
- Documentation of U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Visa Status
- Official College Transcript (course descriptions may be required for transfer credit)
- Certified Academic Evaluation (foreign transcripts only)
- Three Recommendation Letters or NYCTCM Reference Forms
International16800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 50400 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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