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)-- at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicinein this phase students begin to assist the acupuncturists in treatment procedures such as moxibustion and cupping, and can withdraw needles from the patient.
Junior Acupuncture 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
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences View 1959 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application for Admission includes:
- A completed application form
- Application fee
- Statement of purpose (a short essay on the candidate’s vision of becoming a TCM practitioner and his or her reasons for applying to NYCTCM
- Three letters of professional/personal recommendation
International17565 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52695 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
National17565 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52695 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
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