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 CAS Part 1 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 Pancha Karma programs.
Classes and Curriculum
Students participate in a 12 day intensive prior to the start of 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 attend live in-person or live over the internet.
- Advanced Pulse Diagnosis: During these 4 days, students learn how to identify the five elements and the subtle qualities of the pulse called the guruvadi gunas. This allows for more detailed diagnosis and treatment.
- Clinical Documentation: During these 4 days, students learn proper case management and documentation skills when working with the symptoms of disease. Students will observe a live consultation.
- Making Herbal Medicines: During these 4 days, student will learn how to formulate churnas, teas, and other means of herbal formula delivery for thier clients specific clinical needs. This hands on experience takes the academic information learned in the CAS Part 1 program and allows students to learn how to manifest these in a practical way.
Each class is two days in length.
- Module 1: One day is spent on learning how to design panchakarma programs. The second day takes students deeper into an exploration of how to become successful after graduation. This program is called The Yoga of Success.
- Modules 2-5: Case presentations and Advanced Clinical Study
- Case Presentations: Students present real cases to their classmates. A discussion of the case is facilitated by our faculty. Students and faculty provide input into case management in order to enhance the learning experience of the intern.
- Advanced Clinical Study: Students will study the management of cancer, the management of Attention Deficit Disorder and advanced panchakarma case management.
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 $2500.00 during this internship program.
Patient Visit Requirements
Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 patient visit consultations. Most students exceed the minimum requirements during their six-month program.
Please see our catalog for current tuition.