What's in this post?
- summary of the how-to-get-your-foot-in-the-door-of-hospital-practice series
- related blogposts
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- Complete the Basics (education and licensing requirements)
- Prepare your foundation as a gardener enriches the soil before spring
- Find your Trail Guide (mentors) and Pack Your Trail Bag
- Plan some expeditions with these Trail Guides (shadowing): one, two
- Learn about hospital culture and make positive connections through volunteering
- Keep learning and honing skills for your trail pack:
- Shadowing, volunteering, short-course certifications, regular biomedicine reviews as well as TCM reviews
- Connect to your hospital-practice community (HH Project)
- Regularly renew/enrich your clinical work by repeating steps 1-6.
- Blogposts on “Integrative Medicine Resources”
- Lunchtime Listen recommendations--a growing list of resources to listen or watch while on your lunchbreak related to practicing in hospitals from research reviews with "review the biomed concepts" in the resource section to webinars by Duke University's Integrative Health Leadership Program.
- Learn about the Integrative Medicine Philanthropic Movement into Mainstream Medicine
- Resources/Gifts for the Graduate Medical Student, Resident, or Practitioner interested in Integrative Health and Hospital practice
- Resources for the Hospital Sponsor/Hospital Administrator
- Background Reading recommended
- LIP status, Credentialing, Privileging processes
- The Credentialing and Privileging Process for Acupuncturists, an overview
- NCCAOM® Hospital-based Practice Credentialing and Privileging Guidelines
- What is a Licensed Independent Practitioner and how does it applies to hospital-based practice?
- Gale, M, Hospital Practice: Recognition of Acupuncturist as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP). Meridians: JAOM, 2016 3(4): 11-16, 41. Public access article available at the journal website.
- The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for Acupuncturists is published, 2018.
- Hospital Admin Support and some basics
- Medicare (CMS)
- Privacy Policies and HIPAA overview
- The National Practitioner Databank
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