Career Services

ACTCM recognizes that learning how to diagnose and treat patients is only one part of being a successful practitioner. ACTCM graduates must also excel in planning, building, operating, and maintaining a successful business. In most cases, these skills must also be learned and developed over time. To that end, ACTCM has developed resources to support such skill development and ultimately, the success of our graduates in establishing their practice.

Career Readiness Project

ACTCM recognizes that learning how to diagnose and treat patients is only one part of being a successful practitioner. ACTCM graduates must also excel in planning, building, operating, and maintaining a successful business. In most cases, these skills must also be learned and developed over time. To that end, ACTCM has developed this project to support such skill development and ultimately, the success of our graduates in establishing their practice.

As of the Spring 2016 quarter, all MSTCM and DACM students are encouraged to complete the Career Readiness Project as detailed in the Career Readiness Project outline. The project is made up of the 4 components listed below with recommended examples of how to fulfill each component.

Students can also connect with the Student Affairs department for other resources in supporting career development. Please reach out to Student Affairs or visit the Student Life tab of MyCIIS for more information.

Preceptorship Program

Students have the option of completing one of their Clinic Observation II (CT 580/581) shifts by participating in the ACTCM Preceptorship Program. Students who choose this option will complete all aspects of the Clinic Observation II course under the supervision of a licensed practitioner who has been approved by the ACTCM clinic as an ACTCM Preceptor. Students may only participate in the preceptor program after completing one Observation II shift at the ACTCM Community Clinic. Students may encourage licensed practitioners who meet the minimum requirements to apply for participation in the program. These preceptors may work in various clinics and settings and must be licensed in California. Students must complete the total hours of their shift and submit the appropriate documentation to the ACTCM clinic verifying their participation by the end of the second week of the subsequent term in which they are registered for the Clinic Observation II course.

Preceptor Program Student Agreement 2016-17
Preceptor Program Preceptor Agreement

Business Courses

The Practice Management (WM609) and Business Practices & Marketing (WM610) courses teach students how to successfully establish, manage and market an acupuncture practice, and inform students about legal issues related to the practice of acupuncture.

Workshops & Presentations

Each quarter ACTCM hosts lunchtime presentations, workshops and/or ongoing series for students and alumni to enhance the development of entrepreneurial skills, including the capability to plan, build, operate, and maintain a successful, independent business. Students also have access to support organizations for entrepreneurial skills and coaching from their very first quarter at ACTCM. For a list of events happening this quarter visit our Events Calendar.

 

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