Pacific recognizes a spiral-like process in the endeavor to learn. Observation and reason lead to knowledge. After obtaining foundation material in the classroom setting, the student applies this material in the clinical setting. The clinical application leads to a deeper understanding of the original foundation material, which in turn leads to enhanced clinical practice and new academic advancement.
As a Clinical Intern, students work as part of a medical team comprising assistants, interns, and Licensed Acupuncturists. The student receives over 950 hours of hands-on experience helping people with holistic and Oriental methods of treatment while interfacing with allied health care colleagues.
In addition to Pacific's on-site community clinic, the College also maintains numerous partnerships with local hospitals and clinics in each of the cities it serves. These alliances provide Pacific interns with the opportunities to do clinical rotations in diverse integrative care settings. At these sites, the treating medical team may be expanded to include medical students, medical doctors, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and counselors, depending on the facility. Click on a campus below for more information on their off-site clinical facilities.