Course Title: DAOM Clinical Rounds and Theater (Monthly)
Course Code: Clinical Training
Course Units/Hours: 12 hours per quarter.
100 Clinical Hours minimum over the course of the program.
Hours more than minimum accepted for fulfillment of degree requirements.
Quarter: Winter 2019
Course Schedule: Monthly 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (CHECK-IN 4:45 pm); on scheduled Thursday or Friday evenings
Cohorts: C14, C15, C16, C17
Location: Emperor’s College
Room Clinic
Revision: 3/19/2019


THURSDAY: Cohort 14 & Cohort 16

FRIDAY: Cohort 15 & Cohort 17

  1. Please view the schedule in the Cardiology Folder of Google Drive.  To access the folder please do the following:
    • Log into Google Drive
    • Go to SHARED WITH ME
    • Search for 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation)
    • Right click on the folder and select ADD TO MY DRIVE
    • In the 1_Winter 2019 (Rehabilitation) folder, open 1_Schedules (Didactic and Clinical)
    • Click on Winter 2019 – DAOM Medical Presentation Order
4:45 pm Clock-in and setup
5:00 pm Patient 1
6:15 pm Patient 2
7:30 pm Class Discussion
8:45 pm Clean-up and clock-out

*DAOM Fellows are required to clock in and out using the barcode system on time for each shift and remain in the clinic for the duration of the shift.

Welcome to the Clinical Rounds Registration Form – WINTER QUARTER 2019!

As the DAOM continues to evolve, we look for ways to give the flexibility for education in the hands of our DAOM Fellows.

On a trial basis starting Winter Quarter 2019, we are providing a choice for DAOM Fellows to select either Thursday or Friday evenings for their clinic shifts.

At this time only shifts outside of DAOM weekends will have this option. DAOM Fellows that are scheduled on DAOM Weekends will be automatically registered based on their Cohort:
-(C14/C16: Clinic Rounds – Thurs and Medical Presentations – Fridays)
-(C15/C17: Medical Presentations – Thurs and Clinical Rounds – Fridays)

However, fellows may now request to be assigned to the Clinical Rounds on DAOM weekends by written request. This form does include a field to make that request and will be reviewed by Academics and Clinic. PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO OUT-OF-STATE FELLOWS AND FELLOWS COMMUTING A GREAT DISTANCE.

For non-DAOM weeks, priority for registering for a Thursday or Friday shifts will go by seniority:
-1: C14
-2: C15
-3: C16
-4: C17

Clinic Rounds Registration Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/oVrnRpOy9BRc7xDt1 


Faculty and Staff


Dean of Clinical Education:

Clinic Manager (Clincal Rounds Scheduling):

Faculty Bio:

  • Zhuoyi Qiu, MD (China), LAc
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    MD, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
    BS, Heilong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

    Zhuoyi Qiu was chief physician of internal medicine at Guangzhou University. He was vice chairman for the Heart Association of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine in Guangdong Province, and TCM consultant for the World Health Organization, World Bank Loan Medical Education Project, and Ministry of Public Health of the People’s Republic of China. He has lectured around the world, authored 40 research papers and books and received numerous research awards in China. Dr. Qiu is the principle teacher for the advanced cardiology curriculum in the advanced internal medicine specialty and oversees a major portion of the grand rounds curriculum. Qiu also trains doctoral interns as a supervisor and presides over the monthly clinical theater in Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites:

Required Documents
    • DAOM Clinical Training Application (updated PDF coming soon)
    • Emperor’s College Clinical Agreement (updated PDF coming soon)
    • DAOM Clinical Rounds Agreement (updated PDF coming soon)
    • Hepatitis vaccination statement (updated PDF coming soon)
    • Workforce Confidentiality Statement (updated PDF coming soon)
    • Exposure Control Plan Checklist (updated PDF coming soon)
    • Privacy Policy Checklist (updated PDF coming soon)
    • File Review page (updated PDF coming soon)
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications  

Emperor’s College Health, Safety, and Ethics Training


Authorization to Release Information

Clinical education and training activities of EC faculty and fellows are fundamental to the EC mission.  However, it is important that we use and disclose protected health information (PHI) for these activities in a HIPAA compliant manner.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule allows us to use and disclose PHI with a patient’s written authorization for purposes related to n any research, case studies, articles, industry conferences/lectures, posters, fliers, or any other material or media.

AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE INFORMATION form.  Please have your patients sign this form and keep it for your records.  Please be prepared to show this form upon request of the DAOM Office.

Clinic Code of Conduct and Dress Code

Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in disciplinary procedures.

  • ID Badges: All interns and observers must wear their student ID while in the clinic. These IDs must be clearly visible and without markings or defacement. Failure to bring the ID two times may result in a warning for professional conduct.
  • Personal Hygiene: Clean hair, nails and clothing are basic and very important in the health care setting. All students should employ appropriate use of cosmetics and deodorant such that all involved are comfortable. Fingernails must be clean, neatly trimmed and not longer than 1⁄4 inch.
  • Lab Coat: Students must provide their own white lab / clinic coat. It must be worn at all times while attending and working in the various clinical settings. Lab coats are an expression of professionalism and hygiene and not a fashion statement. Students are responsible for cleaning and maintaining their lab coat in a professional manner. Interns, observers, dispensary staff, lab students or clinic supervisors cannot work in the clinic without a lab coat. Lab coats should not be worn in bathrooms, kitchen, or anywhere outside the clinic, according to OSHA. No exceptions.
  • Footwear: Shoes must be closed-toed according to OSHA regulations and have a professional and conservative appearance.
  • Dress code: Please insure that your appearance and dress are professional and are not a distraction or offensive to clinic patients or professionals with whom you interact. All dress must suggest a professional demeanor. Clean, well fitting, wrinkle-free clothing is required. See the Pre-Internship course handout or the Dean of Clinical Education for a complete list of specifics. The Dean of Clinical Education has the final word regarding any discrepancies regarding appropriate attire. Students who arrive at the clinic inappropriately attired will be asked to leave by their supervisor, clinic manager, or the Dean of Clinical Education until appropriate adjustments are made.
    • Minimum standards: Professional appearing dresses, skirts, blouses, dress slacks for women; dress slacks, dress shirts for men. Clean dress shoes only, no thongs, athletic shoes, or sandals. Boots are permitted if the entire portion of the boot above the ankle is completely and permanently covered. No scarves, jeans, miniskirts, shorts, tank tops, tai chi/workout/yoga attire, or sweat suits. No excessive makeup, long fingernails, cologne, aftershave or perfume. No political or advertising buttons.
  • Bedside Manner: Interns are involved in the treatment of patients. Patients deserve courteous, respectful consideration of their needs. Treatment procedures are to be clearly explained. The supervisor should be informed immediately should problems or questions arise that the intern cannot resolve.
  • Time Management: Interns must arrive before their patients. Interns must finish the treatments on time. If an intern is running late, it is the intern’s responsibility to notify the intern’s next patient of any delay.
  • Candles and Incense: Candles and incense are not allowed in the clinic at any time.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for the most current and up-to-date Student Handbook and to review additional policies.


Course Description

The DAOM Clinic Experience Program (DCEP) entails 650 hours of advanced clinical experience with minimal supervision.  Personalized clinical advancement is based on prior experience, current clinical practice and educational goals.

The DAOM Clinical Rounds is a required shift in the Emperor’s College Community Clinic.  It requires a minimum of 100 hours. DAOM Fellows may opt for one of two (2) options for the DAOM Clinical Rounds:

  • Monthly Rotation (Standard registration) or
  • Quarter-long Rotation (optional by special registration)
Course Content

The course will focus the clinical training in the field of integrative medicine and evidence-informed medicine.  The course encourages doctoral fellows to discuss clinical questions that including the patients of the DAOM Clinical Rounds with clinic adviser.

  • Doctoral fellow will discuss their course assignment, and integrative case report, with clinic advisor personally during the DAOM Clinical Rounds.
  • The clinical advisor will demonstrate the integrative clinical thinking of diagnosis and treatment protocol, physical examination, and treatment protocols .

Doctoral fellows will:

  • Learn how to make integrative medical diagnosis (Dx) and differential diagnosis (DDx).
  • Learn how to conduct integrative physical examination.
  • Be able to review and order lab tests.
  • Learn to make medical decision based on evidence-based medicine principle by searching the current literature.
  • Know how to identify “Red Flags” that require a timely referral to the appropriate healthcare provider.

During the Doctoral Clinical Theater on the DAOM meeting weekends, a theater format will be led personally by the Clinical Advisor, DAOM fellows will:

  • Will observe the intake, examination, and treatment by the DAOM Clinical Advisor.
  • All DAOM Fellows will assist the DAOM Clinical Advisor by preparing the rooms, obtaining equipment, and charting.  
  • DAOM Fellows who are California Licensed Acupuncturists may assist with removing and handling of any needles.
  • Attend the integrative clinic grand rounds and case discussions during each clinic session (scheduled at the end of the shift).

During the Doctoral Clinical Rounds scheduled off the meeting weekends, DAOM fellows will:

  • If a California Licensed Acupuncturist, will practice independently and be advised by an DAOM Clinical Advisor.  
  • If none of the scheduled DAOM Fellows are California Licensed Acupuncturists then the DAOM Fellows will observe the intake, examination, and treatment by the DAOM Clinical Advisor.
  • Attend the case discussions during each clinic session (scheduled at the end of the shift).
  • All DAOM Fellows will assist the DAOM Clinical Advisor by preparing the rooms, obtaining equipment, and charting.  
  • DAOM Fellows who are California Licensed Acupuncturists may assist with removing and handling of any needles.
Course Objectives

The educational objectives of this course are for doctoral students to reinforce the following competencies (2016 Revision):

  • APPLY the knowledge and skills of the fundamentals and mechanisms of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
  • APPLY the knowledge and skills related to biomedical assessment
  • DEVELOP multiple modalities
  • EDUCATE others in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
  • COMBINE and SYNTHESIZE concepts and ideas for professional growth
  • ANALYZE and EMPLOY research findings for clinical use


Course Requirements

Students must be on time and not leave before the end of class meeting time. Students are responsible for all material presented in class as well as the reading assignments.

Fellows are automatically assigned to a monthly shift in the clinic.  Fellows are required to attend at least one (1) shift per month for the duration of the program, totally a minimum of 100 clinical hours.

DAOM Fellows may also request a Quarter-long Rotation in the clinic and complete their hours over the course of two (2) quarters.  A minimum of 2 quarters is required (100 hours minimum). Additional quarters beyond the required minimum are applied towards the graduation requirement.  Made by special request to the Clinic Manager and the Associate Dean.

Out-of-Class Work

To successfully complete the program, students need to plan studying a minimum of 2 hours out-of-class for each academic in-class hour; and half an hour out-of-class for each hour of clinical training.

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Methods of Presentation

Group discussion


Readings and Texts

Required Readings

College Manuals



Recommended Readings

Recorded Lectures and Videos

Required Viewings


Recommended Viewings

Required Materials

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

Equipment Requirements

  • Computer, laptop, or tablet with internet connection
  • Student ID with barcodes
  • Photocopy of I.D. card with barcode x2
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications (to be kept with ID)
  • Lab Coat
  • Clinic Manual
  • A watch or clock with second (sweep) hand or a digital display of the seconds
  • Stethoscope
  • Plastic Rescue (Pocket CPR) Mask
  • Notebook

Software Requirements

The Dean of Clinical Education will randomly do equipment checks of students.  Any students found missing equipment will be required to obtain the missing items within 2 weeks of the equipment check.  If the student is checked again and found to still be lacking the required equipment, the Intern may be put on probation and may possibly lose credit for a number of clinic hours.

Recommended Equipment

The DAOM Program provides 2 carts for the DAOM Clinical Rounds with equipment for use during the Clinical Rounds.  Students are welcome to bring additional equipment that they feel comfortable with. The equipment below are some recommended equipment that a student is welcome to bring.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

  1. Approved hard-sided doctor’s bag
  2. Moxa extinguisher
  3. Lighter
  4. Working Electro-acupuncture device
  5. Sphygmomanometer
  6. Non-Halogen/Non-LED Examination Light
  7. Forceps (non-serrated medical tweezers
  8. Cups (minimum 2)
  9. Massage oil
  10. Hemostatic Clamp
  11. Working digital Thermometer
  12. Digital Oxymeter
  13. Gua Sha tool
  14. Working Flashlight with Working Batteries (for power outages)**
  15. Ophthalmoscope
  16. Otoscope – with disposable cones
  17. Reflex hammer
  18. Wan Hua oil
  19. Woodlock oil
  20. Po Sum On liniment
Provided Materials


  • Acupuncture Needles
  • Disposable Acupuncture needles
  • Cotton balls
  • 70% Isopropanol
  • Betadine
  • Linens
  • Table paper
  • Disposable Otoscope cones
  • Exam gloves
  • Surface Disinfectant
  • Approved hard-sided Rolling Carts
  • Moxa extinguisher
  • Lighter
  • Working Electro-acupuncture device
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Non-Halogen/Non-LED Examination Light
  • Forceps (non-serrated medical tweezers
  • Cups
  • Massage oil
  • Hemostatic Clamp
  • Working digital Thermometer
  • Gua Sha tool
  • Working Flashlight with Working Batteries (for power outages)**
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Otoscope – with disposable cones
  • Reflex hammer
  • Wan Hua oil
  • Woodlock oil




Needles are provided as part of the Clinical Rounds Kit.  

If a student notices the kit is running low on needles or any other equipment, the student should notify the Clinic Manager by email about which type, size, and length need to be restocked.  

Students are NOT allowed to use blister pack needles (needles that come, for example, in a plastic package in groups of 5 or 10 needles together).  Only needles that are individually packed are permitted in the Emperor’s College Clinic.



Method of Evaluation
  • Attending scheduled Clinical Rounds sessions in full length
  • Quality of standard patient care
  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  Submission of course product on time / Integrative Case Report (download here)
  • POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:  Integrative Case Report evaluation (download here)
Grading System
  • Pass (P) – Attendance of registered hours and satisfactory progress of clinical course products
  • Fail (F) – Absence of any part of registered hours.

*see Attendance Policy below.

Course Products

The Clinic Advisor will select cases to discuss in a Grand Rounds group format during the scheduled Clinical Rounds.  During the non-meeting weekends, cases are discussed one-on-one or in small group with the Clinical Advisor.


Attendance Policy

Professionalism and Full and Prompt Attendance: To pass any course (separate from academic performance) all students must meet requirements for professionalism in coursework.  

DAOM Fellows either attend Clinical Rounds on a monthly basis (Monthly Rotation) or may choose to do their clinical training on a weekly basis (Quarter long Rotation), attending a shift every week for 2 separate quarters during the length of the program.  

Different attendance policies apply so that we may best serve the patients at Emperor’s College Clinic.  Emperor’s College schedules patients in advance for the Clinical Rounds.  These patients expect the same care that one would offer in any medical clinic including ample notice that their practitioner needs to reschedule their appointment.

The schedule for Clinical Rounds is posted at the beginning of the quarter and DAOM fellows may amend their schedule with no penalties during the first 2 weeks of the quarter.  Once the quarter begins the following attendance policies apply:

Monthly Rotation:

  • One (1) absence per quarter allowed with at least 5 business days written notification to the Clinic Manager, and will require a makeup shift.
  • Two (2) or more absence per quarter requires makeup and meeting with the Dean of Clinical Education and Academic Dean.
  • For out-of-state DAOM Fellows an additional IMCR may be submitted AND discussed with the DAOM clinical advisor to makeup hours. This is separate from the required course product for the clinic.

DAOM Fellows are required to clock in and out using the CLINIC barcode system on time for each shift and remain in the clinic for the duration of the shift.  Only the Faculty may excuse students from the shift.

All absences must be made up by the end of the third week of the following quarter.

Tardiness Policy

A student is tardy if they arrive more than 30 minutes late to class.  Three (3) tardy per quarter equals 1 absence. If a student misses more than half of a class, or leaves early, will count as an absence.

A student enrolled in a course is responsible for all course assignments or requirements that are due regardless of whether the student is present or absent from the scheduled course.  Students are responsible for being aware of their own attendance for each course in which they are enrolled in order not to exceed the maximum absences allowed.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Academic and Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Professionalism includes adhering to all policies and regulations. The college reserves the right to amend any portions to the handbook. Students are expected to read and adhere to the new policies with each revision.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

General Regulations
  • Emperor’s College uses the “Honor System”. The college trusts each student to be honest, observe a high level of integrity and not resort to cheating, plagiarism or any such conduct. It is the obligation of any party with knowledge of such conduct to come forward with a verbal and/or written report to the Academic Dean’s office.
  • Punctuality is very important. Please arrive on time for all courses. Late arrivals disturb the instructor and fellow students.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on silent mode during courses. Do not disrupt the course by entering or exiting to answer your phone. Please wait until there is a break to return calls.
  • All PDA, cell phones and wireless headsets must be placed in a purse or bookbag during examinations.
  • Texting during class is prohibited.
  • Food is never permitted in the intern room or dispensary.
  • Cooking is not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are never permitted in clinic treatment rooms.
  • Food is not permitted in classrooms. Exceptions may be made only with the instructor’s permission.
  • Pets are not permitted on campus or building premises with the exception of medically necessary dogs or assistance animals. Documents must be provided to the college before assistance animals can be brought on campus.
  • Children are not permitted in the class or in clinic shifts.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the building premises or within 20 feet of any entrance to the building.
Copyright and Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the copyright and plagiarism policies set forth by the institution.  Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ to review the policies in the current student handbook.

Reasonable Accommodations

Emperor’s College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities and those with health impairments. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Dean to discuss these issues as early as possible. Suitable adjustments and accommodations will be worked out on a case-by-case basis. The student is required to submit up-to-date documentation of disabilities when the disability is an issue.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.


Lecture and Room Schedule

Please visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rBcfaStWuZEbpBWaiNENgHApR7wWaLPQyapQ6wxmtpQ/edit?usp=sharing  to view the lecture and room schedule can be viewed on Google Drive.

DAOM Clinical Rounds Schedule can be found in the current quarter folder.

Library Resources

Online databases are available at http://search.ebscohost.com/.  To access the database, please email the librarian for access.

Article Request form https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/library-article-request/

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/ for more information.