Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the western pathophysiology of
the most common diseases seen in a medical practice (with easily
accessible notes for every disease discussed).
Assess the history and physical presentation, as well as the laboratory
studies, of patients with various medical diseases, enabling a correct
assessment of whether or not to refer the patient to a western medical
doctor for additional consultation.
Conduct a practice in which they have a clear understanding of their
patientsí previous medical history, including medicines they may have
taken or may be currently taking, and how these medications may interact
with proposed TCM herbal treatments.
Demonstrate that they understand ways in which patients can benefit from
a joint treatment program in a cooperative effort between medical
doctors and the TCM practitioner.
Create proper medical records containing subjective and objective
factors, and assessment and treatment plan, which can be sent back to
the referring physician or managed care entity, benefiting the patient
as well as the practitioner.
Comprehend disease and health from both the Chinese and the western
medical standpoints, thus laying the foundation for a lifetime of
additional learning, including a broad knowledge of the underlying
principles behind all health and illness.