This directory came out of feedback from the “How do I get my Foot in the Door of Hospital Practice” blogpost series that posted spring and summer 2018. The 3 main stepping stones in that series are: nonclinical volunteer work, shadowing, and cultivating mentor-relationships. The series was re-written into a booklet, Get Your Foot in the Door: First Steps for the Acupuncturist or Integrative Health Student Interested in Hospital-Based Practice; go to this page to order it and here to order the companion workbook that walks you through the exercises laid out in the booklet.
If you are a new hospital employee, I recommend you sign up for the upcoming (summer or fall 2019) audiovisual resource "Basics of Being An Employee in a Healthcare System".
Facility/Program: Acupuncture Program at Advocate Aurora Health System. Learn more about the program in this post. Greater Milwaukee area, Wisconsin.
What is available: shadowing opportunities
point of contact: Dr. John Burns. email@example.com
Facility/Program: University Hospitals, Connor Integrative Health Program. Cleveland, Ohio. Program website info here.
What is available: virtual mentorship
point of contact: Christine Kaiser. christine.kaiser@UHhospitals.org
Program: Evidence-based Acupuncture. online community project specific to working with published research in the field.
What is available: volunteer work
point of contact: Mel Hopper Koppleman at this webpage
Program: Claudia Citkovitz’s program at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY.
what is available:
continuing education courses on inpatient care and related skills
clinical intensives (3-4 days) in stroke/rehab, labor and delivery, and more
clinical observation, offered weekly
long-term mentorship opportunities for inpatient work
point of contact: Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org