About this course
This series of classes teaches students how to be successful in the workplace by developing a comprehension of and context in which students will practice medicine as primary health care providers, and the responsibilities involved therein. Included is a discussion of legal and ethical responsibilities, and an in-depth developmental study of practical counseling and communication skills.
Practice Building begins in the fifth trimester with an introduction to the professional landscape and an overview of the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to be successful in practice. Students are guided in the development of understanding their individual interests through role-playing, job shadowing, and public presentation, and taught how to translate their specialties and practice styles into relevant and profitable market niches. The sixth trimester incorporates education relevant to public health and the role of Oriental Medicine in healthcare today. Ninth-trimester Practice Management students tackle the nuts-and-bolts of setting up and running a private practice by creating their own business plan.