Opportunities for ACTCM Students at the California Pacific Medical Center 

ACTCM at CIIS offers 5 off-site clinics that students have the opportunity to complete an externship at. The California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is one such clinic available for MSTCM and DACM students who want to focus on pain management, rehabilitation, speech therapy, motor coordination, and other specializations.

Admissions counselor, Hannah Strack, and licensed practitioner/adjunct clinic supervisor, Dr. Kathryn Ryan, discuss ACTCM’s partnership with CPMC and share how you can do clinical rotations in one of the largest private, not-for-profit, academic medical centers in California.


Dr. Kathryn Ryan, MSTCM, LAc
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1984
California Licensed Acupuncturist, 1985
Current positions: contract research work on acupuncture with Stanford University, private practice, adjunct faculty, clinic supervisor.

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About American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has provided affordable, quality health care to the public and trained professionals in acupuncture, massage and Chinese medicine since 1980. In addition to its graduate curriculum, ACTCM offers continuing education, public education, community outreach and clinical services in acupuncture and herbal medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted “Best of the Bay” by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization