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Clinical and research training in medical acupuncture

12 month fellowship


Fellows may choose to specialize in either adult or pediatric acupuncture, or may select a mixture.
 The specific objectives of the anesthesia acupuncture fellowship are:
  • Complete certification in medical acupuncture
  • Take Medical Acupuncture board examination
  • Gain facility in common clinical acupuncture protocols (e.g. perioperative acupuncture, acupuncture for nausea and vomiting, oncology treatments, acupuncture for withdrawal).
  • Assist in the development of educational programs for medical students, residents and fellows.
  • Clinical Research training in medical acupuncture, which includes:
    • A biostatistics course
    • Design and conduct of clinical trials course
    • Other post-graduate courses such as those offered through the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education (SPECTRUM)
    • Design and implementation of an acupuncture study, including conceptualization and planning of the study, writing an IRB protocol, screening patients, performing acupuncture, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing and submitting a manuscript for publication
  • Assessments of the fellow’s performance towards the above-stated goals will be given on a monthly basis, in the form of both formative and summative written evaluation. The fellow will maintain a portfolio of complex cases, talks and presentations.

Contact: Brenda Golianu, M.D
Email: bgolianu@stanford.edu

Further information: http://med.stanford.edu/anesthesia/education/fellowship/clinical_fellows/anes_acupuncture.html