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Mailing Address: 55 S. Raymond Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801
Admission Office: 2215 W. Mission Rd., Suite 280, Alhambra, CA 91803
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CLINICAL TRAINING

The clinical training of Alhambra Medical University consists a total of 960 hours and is divided into three Levels with:
     •     Level I as Observation (200 hrs)
     •     Level II as Assisting practice under supervision (320 hrs)
     •     Level III as Solo practice under supervision (440 hrs)

Each phase has an increasingly level of responsibility for patient care resulting in the ability to function independently by graduation. 960 instructional hours acupuncture training is dedicated to patient care and management during the internship program to prepare interns for future private practice as primary healthcare providers.
The first three weeks of observation is to orient the students with regards to clinic protocol and equipment care. Depending on individual progress, observers may take on increasing responsibility in assisting practitioners with basic functions of practice appropriate to their level of training, such as charting vital signs, taking off cups upon completion of cupping techniques, performing certain tui-na and acupressure techniques, preparation for herbs (Grinding, packaging) and room up-keeps.
As interns begin their Level II hours, their responsibilities are again increased slowly. During the first two weeks of their Level II hours, interns are instructed to practice the various techniques of removing needles safely and painlessly before they are taught to insert the needles on patients. At the end of the Level II hours, interns will have met their objectives and ready for the level II Exit Examinations.
The main objective for Level III internship is to prepare the interns for solo practice so that upon graduating from the program, they are ready to perform on their own. Level III interns are to provide under supervision the comprehensive patient charting, diagnoses, treatment with acupuncture and herbal formulations. Toward the end of their Level III Phase, Interns may be assisted by a beginning Level II intern or be observed by a student observer.