The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine offers training programs in integrative East-West medicine, Chinese medicine, and conventional medicine for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine offers training programs in integrative East-West medicine, Chinese medicine, and conventional medicine for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Through these programs, the Center aims to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate theoretical, scientific and clinical foundations for a new healthcare paradigm that offers a patient-centered, safe and effective integration of Western medicine and Chinese Medicine.
Training objectives of knowledge, skills and attitudes in integrative East-West medicine require more than proficiency in two bodies of medicine. Through personal experience and access to an integrative medical clinic with a large patient population, trainees learn how to add value to their practice of medicine through synergism of two systems of medicine.
These training programs are designed to make a profound transformation of how the trainees approach their own health, their patients, and problem solving. The training programs emphasize student-centered approaches with learning by demonstration, hands on activities, student questioning, class discussion, and reflective learning.
Medical students may take classes through the Center.
The integrative East-West Medicine clinic rotation offers interns and residents the opportunity to get clinical experience in the practice of integrative medicine either as a continuity clinic or a two week to one month intensive rotation. Residents will have opportunities to interact and learn on a one-on-one basis from Center faculty and staff. Students will also be exposed to other important factors influencing the practice of integrative East-West medicine, including but not limited to legal, financial, social, research, and international aspects of the practice.
Over the years, some residents who have taken the Center’s intensive medical clerkships have returned to UCLA for fellowship to train to be a leader in this innovative healthcare model.
Address & Contact
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
1033 Gayley Ave, Suite 111
Campus Mail Code: 735607
Los Angeles, CA 90024