The New Year brings fresh opportunities for students of Pacific College to gain experience in Oriental medicine. Under the supervision of Pacific College faculty and board members, students of Pacific College in San Diego have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in integrated health care settings, while providing much-needed care to people in the community. Through the off-site internship program, students can volunteer at eleven different sites around San Diego County. Working at an offsite clinic is an excellent learning experience that can change the way a student practices medicine. This kind of volunteer work will shape the future healer each student will become. Work at offsite clinics can be quite different from the work at the PCOM clinic. Sometimes the off-site clinics involve cramped conditions, and lack administrative support. Set-up tables or equipment may be needed, which means students will have to work as a team to help each other to operate efficiently and with what materials are available. Access to herbal remedies is limited off-site, presenting an opportunity for students to hone their needle technique. Each location also varies in clientele; some are inundated with patients, while others may be sparse. Working at various off-site locations can help students become proficient in both busy work environments as well as slower-paced places where more time is spent on each patient.