Review and Assessment
The program offers a series of courses that comprehensively review the materials and skills learned at key stages of the program. At each stage, you will have the opportunity to review the materials you have learned and to receive assessment of your progress. This evaluation assists you in developing good study and test-taking skills, ensuring full comprehension of courses, and skills to pass the national certification and the California licensing exams. Clinical skills in diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbology are also assessed through a series of staged clinical examinations integrated into the appropriate courses.

Natasha Worrell-Merritt, L.Ac.

Department Chair
Course TitleCodeUnitsHours
[Required Courses]
Clinic Competency IFCL 201 0.13
Clinic Competency IIFCL 3010.13
Internship Rounds OrientationFCL 4010.13
Clinic Competency IIIFCL 701 0.13
Internship OrientationFCL 801 0.13
Review and Assessment IFRA 440 230
Review and Assessment IIFRA 770 230
Final ReviewFRA E10 345
Review and Assessment IIIFRA X10 345

Clinic Competency I

FCL 201
0.1 Units 3 Hours


After completing the the initial clinic orientation and two clinic Theater classes, students are assessed in their clinic competencies in clinic charting, clinic protocols and professionalism.

Prerequisite:
FCL 100, Beginning Theater; FCL 200, Theater

Clinic Competency II

FCL 301
0.1 Units 3 Hours

The Clinic Competency II exam is a prerequisite for students advancing to the Intern Rounds (Assistant Intern) stage of clinical training. The competency examination confirms students’ knowledge and skills in clinic protocols, patient relations, TCM diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbs.Students who pass the examination advance to the next stage of clinical training and attend the Intern Rounds Orientation.

Prerequisite:
FCL 300, Rounds

Internship Rounds Orientation

FCL 401
0.1 Units 3 Hours

This course is an orientation to prepare students moving from purely observation to assisting faculty in the treatment of patients with acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula preparation in Intern Rounds. 

Prerequisite:
FCL 300, Rounds

Clinic Competency III

FCL 701
0.1 Units 3 Hours

This third and last clinic competency exam confirms that a student is ready to greet, diagnose and treat patients with acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas following all clinic protocols and standards of professionalism. Passing this exam is a prerequisite for students advancing to the Senior Internship stage of clinical training.

Prerequisite:
FCL 400, Intern Rounds

Internship Orientation

FCL 801
0.1 Units 3 Hours

This course is an orientation for the clinical and professional protocols that students will follow in their final stage of senior internship training.

Prerequisite:
FCL 400, Intern Rounds; FCL 701, Clinical Competency III

Review and Assessment I

FRA 440
2 Units 30 Hours

The core curriculum of the first two semesters of study, including TCM Theory, TCM Herbology, TCM Acupuncture and Western Medicine are systematically reviewed to strengthen and solidify the students’ understanding and mastery of the material. The objective of this course is to help students develop good study and test-taking skills, and to learn to maintain a controlled pace in studying the curriculum. The course is designed to assimilate the coursework covered during the first year, preparing students for the first cumulative examination.

Prerequisite:
FCT 100/200, Foundations I & II; FCT 210/310, Diagnosis I & II; FCD 300, Professional Ethics; FWM 100, Surface Anatomy; FWM 101, Biology; FWM 103/203, Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Review and Assessment II

FRA 770
2 Units 30 Hours

The core curriculum of the first four semesters of study, including TCM Theory, TCM Herbology, TCM Acupuncture and Western Medicine will be systematically reviewed in order to strengthen and solidify the students’ understanding and mastery of the material. The objective of this course is to help students develop good study skills, strong test-taking skills, and to learn to maintain a controlled pace in studying the curriculum. The course is designed to assimilate the coursework covered during the first two years and to prepare students for the second cumulative examination.

Prerequisite:
FCM 600, Trauma & Orthopedics; FAP 100|200|300 Acupuncture I, II, & III; FAP 310/410, Acupuncture Techniques I & II; FAP 500, Meridian Theory; FAP 600, Extra Points Microsystems; FHB 200|300|400, Herbology I, II, & III; FHB 510, Dietetics; FWM 200, Patient Relations; FWM 300/400, Pathophysiology I & II; FWM 510, WPE; FWM 610, Diet, Nutrition, & Vitamins

Final Review

FRA E10
3 Units 45 Hours

This course is designed to prepare students for the final cumulative exam and to assimilate the coursework covered during the complete four years of study. This course provides a solid foundation and study guide for preparing for the California State Board licensing (CALE), and national certification (NCCAOM) examinations. Key TCM concepts, study methodology, analysis and integrative skills will be emphasized. Upon completion of this course, students will be primed and prepared for the final cumulative exam, the California State Board and the NCCAOM examinations.

Prerequisite:
FRA X10, Assessment III

Review and Assessment III

FRA X10
3 Units 45 Hours

The core curriculum of the first six semesters of study, including TCM Theory, TCM Herbology, TCM Acupuncture, TCM Clinical Medicine, and Western Medicine will be systematically reviewed in order to strengthen and solidify the students’ understanding and mastery of the material. The objective of this course is to help students develop good study skills, strong test-taking skills, and to learn to maintain a controlled pace in studying the curriculum. The course is designed to assimilate the coursework covered during the first three years and to prepare students for the third cumulative examination.

Prerequisite:
FCM 800/900, Internal Medicine I & II; FCM 810, Gynecology; FCM 910, External Medicine; FCM 920, Pediatrics; FAP 800/900, Acupuncture Therapeutics I & II; FHB 100|200|300, Formulas I, II, & III; FHB 900, Herb-Pharm Interactions; FWM 500, Lab Analysis & Imaging; FWM 600, Psychology & Counseling; FWM 800|900|X10, Western Case Management I, II, & III; FWM 810, Pharmacology