DCL831 Ia - IV - Residency (Ia - IV)
Total : 250 hours
The residency clinical training are conducted at DULA Oriental Medical Center (OMC). Clinical Residency is an opportunity for DAOM Students to develop skills and apply knowledge learned through practice with patients. DAOM students will see patients as teams in small groups (two to four) to allow for discussion, collaboration, and application of individual skill in the assessment and treatment of the patient. DAOM students engage in ongoing treatment and chart review with the entire team between meeting components. The program seeks to maximize discussion of cases rather than the fast paced high-volume patient turnover in the Master’s clinical environment. DAOM students will share knowledge and skills based on experience with peers and supervisors, offering peers constructive feedback.
DAOM students treat patients and receive input from DAOM supervisors to develop advanced skills of diagnosis and treatment and refine consultation skills and collaboration. Through this process, candidates will apply advanced clinical interventions in conjunction with biomedical assessment, physical assessment, interpretation of laboratory tests, and the practice of writing in-depth case studies. The Doctoral Clinic Director assures the connection of classroom content to clinic rotations.
DAOM students will take turns providing treatments, including placement of needles, recommending herbal formulas, and providing patient education with respect to herbal formulas and nutrition. Clinical supervisors will be available for discussion, including assistance with advanced diagnostic and acupuncture techniques and herbal formulas. Senior practitioners of Oriental medicine will encourage the development of deeper knowledge and sharpened skills applied to acupuncture and the use and dispensing of herbal medicine, with a particular concentration on the integrative pain management specialty.
DAOM Students will treat patients in areas of their core curriculum and in the integrative pain management specialty. Each group will see patients during their four-hour block. Appointments will be staggered to allow the smooth flow of the clinic. DAOM students will participate in case discussion and designing of case management strategies. DAOM students will participate in the assessment of patient progress, modification of treatment plans, and incorporation of integrated care as appropriate. DAOM Students will assess patient progress and modify the treatment plan as needed. Careful selection of return patients will allow the fullest learning environment for DAOM Students while providing continuity of care for patients.
For each 40 hours/2 units of residency clinical shift course, students are required to design one (1) case management implemented with their critical thinking and analysis to the AOM diagnosis and treatment plan, integrated to the DAOM core curriculum and specialty areas.