DAOM Open House
9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
What if you could specialize in some of the most pressing health issues of our time?
Join our open house and engage with our DAOM community.
Our September module will feature:
- Coleen Smith, RN, DAOM, L.Ac., started her career as a registered nurse (RN) and has been practicing since 1986. She attended a four year program at the American College of Acupuncture in Houston and obtained a Masters in Oriental Medicine. Coleen took extra training at the renowned Hangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital and Tianjin Acupuncture Hospital in China. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine. She received her Doctorate in 2012 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, specializing in women’s health. Coleen Smith will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis II on September 7-8, 2018.
- Steve Given, DAOM, LAc., holds both masters and doctoral degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Steve’s areas of clinical interest include pain management, HIV/AIDS, supportive care for oncology patients, addiction treatment, and orthopedics. Prior to his career in Chinese medicine, he worked in the microbiology field as a laboratory supervisor and research technologist. Currently Steve is the Associate Academic Dean at ACTCM@CIIS. Steve Given will be teaching Capstone Development and Research on September 7-8, 2018
- Joseph Yang, PhD, MD (China), LAc earned his BMed in Chinese medicine in 1984 and his MMed in 1987 with a specialization in diagnosis and pharmacology. He was a faculty at Heilongjiang University medicine while serving as attending physician at Heilongjiang University Hospital until 1994. Yang pursued his doctorate studies in psychiatry and neuroscience at Kobe University Medical School, Japan. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Yang held the position of Scientist/Laboratory Supervisor at Teco Diagnostics, a Chinese herbal medicine manufacturer. He is currently on the faculty at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Joseph Yang will be teaching Mental Health II on September 9-10, 2018.
- Valerie Hobbs, DAOM, Dipl. O.M., began her career as a western herbalist and direct-entry midwife in 1979. Seeking additional medical skills, she was an EMT-Paramedic from 1983-86. Valerie maintained a homebirth midwifery practice until 1995 when she was licensed in Colorado as an acupuncturist. Valerie worked at Southwest Acupuncture College from 1998-2017, as a professor and administrator. She is currently the Director of Postgraduate Doctoral Programs at ACTCM@CIIS where she holds a faculty position as Associate Professor. Valerie earned her DAOM from ACTCM@CIIS in 2017. Her specialties are sports acupuncture and OB/Gyn. Valerie Hobbs will be teaching Capstone Development and Research on September 9-10, 2018.
- Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, L.Ac., received her master’s and doctorate degree from Emperor’s College, and taught there as faculty and clinical supervisor for 13 years. She has a strong interest in using the secondary vessels to provide support during the childbearing cycle and to treat infertility. She currently is in private practice at LA Herbs and Acupuncture, and serves as part-time faculty at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Yvonne Farrell will be teaching Mental Health III on September 9-10, 2018.
This is a great opportunity to learn, connect with students, and also see if the DAOM program is the best fit to deepening your acupuncture practice and knowledge.
Open House General Schedule:
Introduction and welcome
Meet with Administrative Staff
When: You can schedule with us a visit between Friday, September 7–Monday, September 10. Classes run from 8:30am–5:30pm. You’re welcome to attend a full day of class (recommended) or drop in for any portion of the weekend module.
This event is open to licensed acupuncturists or MSTCM students in their last year. If you have questions, please contact ACTCM DAOM Admissions at DAOM@ciis.edu or 415-401-0464.