Clinical training is a critical component of every program at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. The founders of the school believe that effective clinicians are best trained through a combination of rigorous academic work placed firmly in the context of patient care. To achieve this goal, we have developed multiple clinical opportunities for our students. In each setting, students work with practitioners who have a minimum of ten years of clinical experience.
Through SIOM's own teaching clinic and through external sites, students see a significant number of patients from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and medical complaints. Over the course of the clinical training, student interns develop into effective clinicians.