Practicum Training
Practicum Training provides you with the opportunity to practice what has been learned throughout the DAOM program. Clinical and Specialization Practicum allows you to practice clinical techniques and protocols under the guidance of a faculty member or specialist in the clinic, a hospital in China, or in your own practice. Professional Practicum provides training in other valuable skills cultivated by the DAOM program such as teaching, clinical supervision, and research.

Course TitleCode
Clinical PracticumDTC 101
Specialization PracticumDTC 201
Professional PracticumDTC 301

Clinical Practicum

DTC 101
Units  Hours

In Clinical Practicum, you will spend 150-300 hours in the clinic treating patients, applying what you previously learned in the Clinical Medicine modules. Clinical practicum hours can be completed through training under a Preceptor, in Doctoral Grand Rounds, with Five Branches faculty, in a China Externship, or in independent study. Specific details and restrictions are outlined in the Clinical Practicum section of the program catalog.

Prerequisite:
Master level clinical courses

Specialization Practicum

DTC 201
Units  Hours

In Specialization Practicum, you will spend an additional 160 hours in clinical training, practicing the techniques and treatment protocols of your chosen specialization. Specialization practicum hours can be completed through training under a Preceptor, in Doctoral Grand Rounds, with Five Branches faculty, in a China Externship, or in independent study. Specific details and restrictions are outlined in the Specialty Practicum section of  the program catalog.

Prerequisite:
Master level clinical courses

Professional Practicum

DTC 301
Units  Hours

In Professional Practicum, you will have the opportunity to put the skills and knowledge you learned in the Foundation modules into practice. You will fulfill 50-200 hours teaching in the classroom, supervising in the clinic, in the role of administrative services, providing quality assurance, and through clinical research activities. Specific details and restrictions are outlined in the Professional Practicum section of the program catalog.

Prerequisite:
Master level clinical courses