The clinical experience in Tai Sophia Institute’s Master of Oriental Medicine is unique in design and offers students a rich variety of opportunities to engage with a diverse patient population. Students complete a total of 725 clinical hours – 665 of those hours include directly delivering treatments as a primary practitioner, or assisting other student practitioners in treatment delivery with faculty supervision at Tai Sophia’s student clinic.
In addition to this residency-style rotation, students deliver 60 hours of treatments at external Community Clinic sites. Treatments at the external sites focus on addictions, relapse prevention, sobriety support, crisis intervention, relief from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and bereavement. The scope of services provided includes auricular acupuncture, full body acupuncture, community acupuncture, therapeutic movement modalities, meditation, and support/wellness groups. While only 60 hours are required of our student practitioners, many students surpass the minimum requirement and extend their rotations in order to continue contributing to the healing work that is being fostered at these Community Clinic sites.