Be a DAOM Student for a Day!

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Be a DAOM Student For a Day! This is the perfect opportunity to learn and connect with faculty and current students.We invite you to come visit one of our modules and see firsthand the high-quality academic and clinical experience we offer at ACTCM. We have limited spaces available, so please visit our DAOM Module Schedule and contact us to reserve a seat. Contact DAOM admissions office at 415-282-7600 (or 415-401-0464 direct line to admissions) or DAOM@ciis.edu.

Apply for the Spring 2019 term
Apply to be in our DAOM cohort by January/Spring 2019!  Make sure to get your application in, so that your place is secured.

Why Acupuncturists Choose our DAOM Program?

World-renowned faculty and a diverse student body
– Internationally recognized externship sites available across North America and China
– Monthly weekend modules designed for working practitioners
– Specialties in Women’s Health or Pain Management with an emphasis in integrative health
– Corporate rated lodging available
– Financial aid, fully accredited program

DAOM Prospective Students, please contact DAOM Admissions at DAOM@ciis.edu or 415-282-7600 (or 415-401-0464 direct line to admissions office).

We offer a SPECIAL DAOM scholarship opportunity to support DAOM Spring 2019 admissions, you certainly do not want to miss out this special opportunity!!

November 9-12, 2018 Module

     Steve Shomo, DAOM, L.Ac. is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, board-certified and dual licensed in Colorado and Florida. He is a WMA Wilderness First Responder, volunteer with the Colorado Special Tactics & Rescue Team and Team Rubicon. He is a Unit Coordinator and Training Specialist for the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps (CAMRC), the nation’s first acupuncture based federally approved MRC responding to disasters and critical incidents. Steve is extensively trained and experienced in Integrative Acupuncture, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, Nutrition, TCM Oncology, Auricular Therapy, Health & Fitness, Remote Wilderness Medicine, Global Health, Disaster Mental Health, and Emergency Response.  Steve Shomo will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis III on November 9-10, 2018.
     Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, L.Ac., is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Acupuncture for Labor and Delivery as well as stroke recovery and rehabilitation. She is the director of acupuncture services at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, where she oversees the delivery of acupuncture therapies and leads acupuncture internships and postgraduate training programs in labor and delivery and neurological rehabilitation for doctoral programs. Her research activities include multiple publications in journals of integrative and conventional medicine. Claudia Citkovitz will be teaching Clinical Internship & Case Analysis I (Stroke) November 9-10, 2018.
     Judith Boice, ND, FABNO, L.Ac., earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She then received a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Judith Boice became a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) team in December 2011, when she joined Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa as a naturopathic oncology provider. Dr. Boice teaches throughout North America. Widely published, Boice’s books and articles have been read by many since the late ‘80s. In 2009, she received the Nautilus Book Award – Silver Medal and the Living Now Book Award – Bronze Medal. Judith Boice will be teaching Immunology and Oncology on November 11-12, 2018.

February 8-11, 2019 Module

     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 Case Study Development and Literature Research Skills on February 8-9, 2019.
     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 Endometriosis on February 8-9, 2019. 
      Judith Boice, ND, FABNO, L.Ac., earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She then received a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Judith Boice became a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) team in December 2011, when she joined Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa as a naturopathic oncology provider. Dr. Boice teaches throughout North America. Widely published, Boice’s books and articles have been read by many since the late ‘80s. In 2009, she received the Nautilus Book Award – Silver Medal and the Living Now Book Award – Bronze Medal. Judith Boice will be teaching Menopausal Care on February 10-11, 2019.

March 15-18, 2019 Module

      Jeffrey Dann, Ph.D., L.Ac. is a medical anthropologist, an educator and a community health practitioner for the past 40 years.  Having studied pre-med and anthropology at Dartmouth College, he did graduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle in medical anthropology.  He studied traditional healing arts, manual medicine, and movement therapy in Japan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Vietnam. Dr. Dann has been an adjunct faculty in anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for many years, co-founder of the Hilo School of Massage, medical director of the East-West Clinic, and co-president of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Foundation. He is also a faculty member at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO, as well as a faculty member for the Japanese acupuncture certificate program at the AIMC in Berkeley, CA. Jeffrey Dann will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis I (Japanese Acupuncture) on March 15 & 16, 2019.
      Raven Lang, MS, LAc, educated in Oriental medical training, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco CA, 1982-84; American Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, 1987. Previous positions: Direct Entry Midwife, Childbirth educator, 1969-85; Director of The Institute of Feminine Arts, a California State certified college dedicated to the studies of midwifery, 1978-84. Current position: private practice. Adjunct: TCM Gynecology. Raven Lang will be teaching about Abnormalities of Pregnancy on March 17-18, 2019.

April 12-15, 2019 Module

      YuWen Cen, Ph.D., DAOM, L.Ac. is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with 19 years experience. At Guangzhou 8th People’s Hospital, she specialized in an integrative medicine approach to the treatment of chronic viral diseases such as HBV, HCV and HIV. She obtained her PhD from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and her research explored the TCM constitutions of patients with chronic virus infection and compromised immune system. She has received multiple research grants, including funding from the National Science Foundation of China. Currently, she is a teacher and clinical supervisor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is dedicated to the translation of traditional Chinese medicine classics into contemporary medical terms. Her clinical practice integrates acupuncture and herbs, with a focus on women’s health and hormone balance. Dr. Cen is a prolific author as well. She has published 13 first author articles and has co-authored over 50 publications. Yuwen Cen will be teaching TCM Classical Works of Gynecology on April 12-13, 2019.
      Hong Jin, DAOM, L.Ac., received her Bachelor of medicine degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985 and got clinical training as an intern and physician at Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s affiliated hospital in 1987. After graduating, she taught acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center and the World Health Organization Collaborative Center on Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her DAOM degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007. She was dean at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture and now chairs the Oriental Medicine department. She also serves on the advisory committee of the Acupuncture Practitioners Research Education Enhancement grant. Hong Jin will be teaching TCM Dermatology on April 14-15, 2019.

If you are interested in being a patient and receiving a complimentary treatment during one of our DAOM modules, please contact the DAOM academic Office at  DAOMAssistant@ciis.edu or call 415-229-7981.  

Join any of 2-day DAOM modules (16 units: Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday) for CEUs, please contact DAOM academic office at CEProgram@ciis.edu or call 415-229-7981.