Clinical Internship 100 and 200
The Clinical Internship is a cornerstone of the Professional Homeopathic Training Program at the Ottawa College of Homeopathy. Our clinical focus means that students get an early start at the actual clinical practice of homeopathy. These courses start in year 2 and span 2 years during which students see patients under the guidance and supervision of a registered homeopath. The Clinical Internship typically takes place every second week in groups of 2 to 4 students at the Ottawa College of Homeopathy Teaching Clinic located at the Integral Health Campus in Ottawa. The clinic days usually last 4 hours and involve multiple patients. One student will act as the primary case taker and actively take the patient’s case with the help of the supervising homeopath while the other students watch and learn from the process. These students are the secondary case takers and also ask questions as needed during specific allotted times. The students then analyse the case on their own at home and make prescription recommendations to the supervising homeopath, who will guide them and give them feedback, as well as approve and supervise all prescriptions. Students each take their turn being primary and secondary case takers and gain valuable experience in the actual practice of homeopathy including make prescriptions and all the aspects of case management and practice management.
The Clinical Internship is where the student’s theoretical understanding of homeopathy is translated into action and reality and where students experience the immense rewards and also the accompanying challenges of homeopathic practice. During each phase of the internship process, the students constantly monitor their progress according to 9 core criteria or goals of the internship program. The supervisor guides the students in achieving mastery in these 9 areas in preparation for graduation and independent clinical practice. The 9 core criteria are:
- Professionalism, Rapport Building & Ethical Practice
- Case taking & record keeping
- Case analysis
- Collaboration with the patient to build an individualized treatment plan to meet his treatment goals and expectations (patient-centred care).
- Case Management
- Self reflection
- Business skills