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What is the Clinical Rotation for Medical
This program is a 12 week, 5-hour per week course
focused on supplementing the clinical training of Medical Acupuncturists.
It will feature individualized instruction, supervised patient sessions, and
mentoring from experts. Enrollment is limited to 8 participants.
clinical time will enable participants to get highly individualized attention
while exposing them to a variety of patients and medical conditions. The
goal of this program is to extend the clinical training of the participants so
that they develop confidence, competence and proficiency.
What skills will I gain?
At the conclusion of this clinical rotation,
participants will be able to:
- Integrate acupuncture diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
with improved confidence and proficiency into medical/clinical practice.
- Practice safe and efficacious acupuncture needling
techniques as well as other adjunctive techniques (cupping,
electro-acupuncture, non-insertive techniques) while treating commonly seen
- Describe best evidence-based practice and current research
into acupuncture and its uses within bio-medical settings.
Who should attend?
Licensed MDs and DOs who:
- have completed credentialed Medical Acupuncture courses.
- are interested in expanding their knowledge and clinical
- carry their own malpractice insurance, which covers
- have successfully been approved for trainee privileges at
BMC (see application)
Where is the program?
The Clinical Course for Medical Acupuncturists will be held at the Department of
Family Medicine, at Boston Medical Center - Tuesdays, 4PM - 9PM. Please
see main page for dates.
This clinical rotation is offered in an inner city hospital
which serves a wide economic and cultural mix of patients. In addition to
reviewing and expanding upon participants' theoretical knowledge, we will
provide direct supervision in the Boston Medical Center clinics.
Participants will treat patients from an Asian Medicine perspective, beginning
with the initial intake interview through the formation of diagnosis and
treatment principles. Special attention will be paid to the selection of
appropriate acupuncture points, needling techniques and the appropriate
monitoring of adjunctive modalities.
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council
for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for
Boston University School of Medicine designates this
educational activity for a maximum of 55 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
How can I apply?
Participants in this course will be selected from a pool of applicants who are
licensed MDs and DOs and who have completed certified Medical Acupuncture
courses. Prospective participants must submit an application, medical
license, CV, proof of malpractice, a letter of recommendation from their
supervisor, certificate of completion of an accredited acupuncture course for
physicians, a letter of intent that includes any clinical experience with
acupuncture/CAM therapies, and a set of goals for the clinical experience.
This course is focused on building clinical skills. You
will be following your patients weekly, from intake through their entire
treatment cycle, therefore a commitment to the program is essential.
The tuition is $3,000 per participant.