Ariel Petracca Selk’s New Referrals from the Transitional Doctorate

Dr. Ariel Petracca Selk, LAc, DACM, DiplAc: “The online format fit in conveniently with my full-time acupuncture practice, the course material was immediately applicable in patient and practitioner interactions, and the observation component brought new referral sources. The doctoral program has increased my competence and confidence among my peers in evidence-based patient care and I …

Pacific College Graduate Jillian Capodice Published in Chinese Medicine Journal

Attention acupuncture students and graduates: you’ll definitely want to read Jillian’s meticulous article on traditional Chinese herbal medicine’s potential therapeutic application for the treatment of COVID-19, recently published in Chinese Medicine Journal! Jillian is a leader in the field of complementary and integrative medicine, and  one of a few specialists in integrative and holistic urology.  …

Marine Biology to Acupuncture to the Transitional Doctorate: Sally’s Story

Sarah (Sally) Monaghan: “The doctoral program at Pacific College of Health and Science is the only program I’ve found with an integrated medicine concentration. Since I was originally a marine biologist before becoming an acupuncturist, I’ve always been interested in combining Western and Eastern medicines. The program teaches you how to communicate with Western practitioners …

Earning a Transitional Doctorate and Continuing to Practice in Hawaii with Mariya Gold

Mariya Gold, LAc, DACM: “The t-DACM program at Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS) has allowed me to continue my clinical practice while working toward my doctorate, all while living in Hawaii. The program has provided me the tools for and highlighted the importance of evidence-based research and applying it into my practice. It …

Leon Kenin, Full-Time Transitional Doctorate Student and Parent

Dr. Leon Kenin, DACM: “I’ve been a practicing licensed acupuncturist in Oakland, CA since 2008. I completed Pacific College’s online t-DACM program in April of 2019. I attended the program as a full-time student for two terms while working and co-parenting five children. While I had taken continuing education classes online before, I had never …

Focusing on the Bigger Picture with the Transitional Doctorate and Nina Frankel

Dr. Nina Frankel, DACM, MSOM, NAET: “Getting a doctorate at Pacific College of Health and Science was something I’d wanted to do and never had the time. A busy practice, traveling and family was all I could manage. Suddenly in March of 2020 there was an abundance of time. Enrolling became a lifesaver, helping me …

Flora Luyando, Doing What Her Heart Desires and Earning her Transitional Doctorate

Dr. Flora Luyando, DACM, MSTOM, DiplLAc, LMT: “The doctorate program has helped me tremendously. The courses provided helped me think more outside the box and challenged me; the challenges helped me to know I can do anything my heart desires regardless of any obstacles. That being said my medical practice increased at a much higher level …

Amanda Leuthardt, Preeminent in Medicine after the Transitional Doctorate

Dr. Amanda Leuthardt, LAc: “Every class in the doctoral program enhanced my skills in applicable ways to become a better practitioner and professional. My confidence and knowledge to interact with biomedical professionals have significantly increased since completing the program. I highly recommend this program for any acupuncturist who is looking to increase their skill level, …