Clinical Medicine Internship
During this six-month internship, students will advance their skills working with patients as they are supported to overcome specific symptoms and disease conditions. Students will utilize all of the knowledge learned in the CAM program including designing herbal formulations for each condition and client.
Scope of Practice: During this internship, the student is trained for a scope of practice that focuses on the management of disease and the design and management of Panchakarma programs.
Classes and Curriculum
Students participate in a 12-day intensive prior to the start of the internship. The intensive takes place on-site at our Nevada City campus. Additional classes take place throughout the internship and are held two days each month. These classes can be attended live in-person or live over the internet.
Online Intensive Classes
This is a 5-day intensive covering the following curriculum:
- Introduction: This one-day class introduces the basic rules and etiquette of internship.
- Documentation & Consultation: This 1.5- day class trains students in performing a clinical evaluation and professional documentation.
- Online Diagnostics: This 2- day class begins training students in taking blood pressure, performing an abdominal exam, and taking the elemental pulse.
- Herbal Formulation Review: This half day class provides students with a deep review of all concepts related to creating herbal formulations.
This is a 7.5-day intensive that covers the following curriculum:
- Diagnostics: Students will practice how to perform abdominal exams and take blood pressures
- Pulse Diagnosis: Students will advance their pulse diagnosis skills learning to perceive the elemental pulses and begin their exploration of the intuitive pulse.
- Making Herbal Medicines Workshop: Students will work in a laboratory setting and learn to prepare a wide variety of herbal preparations including churna, salves, and medicated oils.
Classes During Internship
During your internship you will attend ten 3-hour seminars allowing for check-in, questions, and case presentations. In addition, there are special classes in the following subject matter:
- Panchakarma Case Management (6 hours)
- Cancer Management (12 hours)
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (6 hours)
- Yoga of Success (6 hours)
The total hours involved in classes during your internship is 60 hours.
Students may choose to do their internships in the college’s community clinic or may perform their internships off site in their own communities through our Field Internship Program.
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist training is considered advanced practitioner training. As such, interns earn an income during their internship program. On-Site interns earn a stipend of $50.00 per patient visit. Off-Site have the ability to earn this as well. Overall, interns can earn a minimum of $3000.00 during this internship program. A fee of $45 per initial visit and $35 per follow up visit with each patient will be remitted to CCA.
Patient Visit Requirements
Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 patient visit consultations.
- Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine (PAM)
- Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine (CAM)
- Ayurvedic Health Counselor Internship (AHCi)
Note: Students must also have completed a minimum of 3 credit units of college level Western Anatomy & Physiology prior to graduation.
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