Alumni Award Application
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is working with the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) to recognize alumni leaders in the field of integrative healthcare. Three alumni will receive the Pacific College/ACCAHC Alumni Award for “Inter-professional Communication” at the 2012 Pacific Symposium.
Pacific College is pleased to offer one alumnus from each campus (SD, NY, CH) a complimentary registration to Pacific Symposium in 2013. Alumni who demonstrate leadership in the "Competencies for Optimal Practice in Integrated Environments" in the area of Communication and Inter-professional Relationships will be considered. These competencies have been developed by the ACCAHC, and are designed to demonstrate competency, experience, and passion in the field of TCM.
Your submission should include the following:
1. Your name, mailing address, phone number, campus location, and year of graduation.
2. A resume or CV
3. A personal statement no more than 5 pages in which you will:
· Discuss concepts of your own discipline in terms appropriate for administrators and practitioners in other disciplines. How do you explain TCM to medical professionals in other disciplines, administrators and/or lay people?
Include at least one of these other discussion points:
a.) Demonstrate public speaking & presentation skills to represent TCM to large groups. What have you done in your community? What type of settings? Provide any outlines, videos or any supporting evidence. (Videos can be separate attachments, or provided as links.)
b.) Produce a list of written articles and/or presentation materials. Provide PowerPoints for presentations to consumer audience and/or professional audiences. (PowerPoint presentations or videos can be a separate attachment.)
c.) Demonstrate leadership strategies useful in fostering institutional change. Outline steps for implementation for presentation to an administrator of medical institution. What have you done or plan to do? What are the action steps?
d.) Discuss strategies useful for building appropriate referral relationships within Integrative Medicine.
e.) Identify decision process in complex institutions. How do you implement TCM into a Western medical facility?
You do not need to be able to include all the criteria, but must submit the minimum. The more provided, the better! A committee with members from both PCOM and ACCAHC will evaluate the applications.
C/O Angela Yvonne
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