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POCA Tv videos tagged jobs

 

Class and Classism in Community Acupuncture

Lisa Rohleder talks about the prevalent class issues that exist in acupuncture practice in the West and how the community acupuncture model is designed to provide access to people who otherwise wouldn't get acupuncture. Mature language alert: Lisa can't seem to talk about class without swearing. A

Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged jobs

 

POCA Is Throwing a Data Party and All Acupuncturists Are Invited!

POCA’s parties are famous, or maybe infamous depending on your perspective. When we were young and wild we had jello wrestling. Now that we’re grown up (lol), we’re having a Job Task Analysis.

What’s a JTA? It’s


POCA Tech Accreditation is Sexy

Dear POCA comrades,

If you need a reminder of why Community Acupuncture is important, please check out this article from Reuters titled “Arthritis may boost the risk of poverty, generally for women.”

“Women who developed arthritis were 51 percent more likely to fall


Why We Belong to POCA

People need community and human connection and while the physical community is slowing shrinking the online community grows.  I've been told that the average person spends 1 hours each day on Facebook.  Even though people are not physically seeing each other as much, we as humans still


The POCA Jobs Wiki is Here!

The POCA Jobs Wiki is here! What is the POCA Jobs Wiki, you ask? It's a collection of information all pertaining to employment at a POCA clinic. The wiki contains perspectives from both clinic owners and employee punks about the realities of being employed at a POCA clinic


Are AOM Students Being Misled About Their Career Opportunities?

Are AOM Students Being Misled About Their Career Opportunities?

Since publishing my practice-building book a year and a half ago, I have had the chance to give several courses on practice building, speak to hundreds of students and recent grads, and brainstorm with many of the most


Reposted: NCCAOM and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Numbers

last Thursday, the NCCAOM finally released their 2008 Job Task Analysis Report, which includes data on AOM practitioners' gender, race, income, student loans, hours worked per week and numbers of patient visits. You can read it here: http://www.nccaom.org/exams/pdfdocs/jta/NCCAOM2008JTA.pdf

I


Reposted: Acupuncture Today and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Numbers

Although I have a whole bunch of other things I really ought to be doing (more on that later), there's this article in last month's AT that I can't seem to stop thinking about. So in honor of my two-year anniversary of being fired as a


Reposted: AT Says NCCAOM Numbers Even Worse. Wait, What?

 

Thanks to the alert readers who forwarded me this article in Acupuncture Today, and particularly to the alert reader who said: Hey, where did those graphs at the end come from?

Yeah, I know, it's kind of surprising that AT would devote an


Toaster Tour Interview #5: Elaine Wolf Komarow, L.Ac.

span style="font-size:10pt;">First off, thanks for exploring these questions.I’m honored to have been included in your list of questionees.Let me say that my involvement in the leadership arena of the profession (involved for many years on the board of the state acupuncture association (Virginia)


More on Replicability

This post is partly for Eric, who wondered if he was being held to a higher standard than other toaster applicants, and also for everyone else who is thinking about the questions posed by the Toaster Tour. I am already beginning to suspect that many of the people we


Toaster Tour Interview #4: Steven Stumpf, Ed.D.

strong>1)  Looking at the recent NCCAOM Job Task Analysis, why do you think there are so few jobs for acupuncturists? What do you think that says about the acupuncture profession?

The NCCAOM JTA is a curious document because it attempts to say as little as possible about


Toaster Tour Interview #3: Eric Raymond Buckley, CA, MS

1)  Looking at the recent NCCAOM Job Task Analysis, why do you think there are so few jobs for acupuncturists? What do you think that says about the acupuncture profession?

There a so few jobs because we learn a way of understanding the body that is vastly different


Toaster Tour Interview #2: Matt Bauer, L.Ac.

strong>1)  Looking at the recent NCCAOM Job Task Analysis, why do you think there are so few jobs for acupuncturists? What do you think that says about the acupuncture profession?

span style="font-size:small;">First, I want to thank CAN for engaging people in the AOM profession in this


Toaster Tour Interview #1: Ginna Browning, LAc, LMBT, President, North Carolina AAOM

strong>1)  Looking at the recent NCCAOM Job Task Analysis, why do you think there are so few jobs for acupuncturists? What do you think that says about the acupuncture profession?

I think that we are just not there yet. Acupuncture is still too unfamiliar to Americans in


The Toaster Tour Interviews

Dear AOM School Presidents, Industry Leaders, and Acupuncture Friends:

Toaster of Truth

We would like to interview you on the topic of employment for acupuncturists, on the group blog of the Community Acupuncture Network. 

We have been blogging about jobs for acupuncturists for


Jobs Post #3: the Toaster Tour

You just never know what might happen when you broach the topic of jobs for acupuncturists. I started out with a serious blog post, and thanks to Meaghan of Edgewater Acupuncture, next thing I knew I was running a toaster contest over the Internet. Then Keith Zabik of Tucson


Toaster Time!

Comrades, as you may remember, way back in January, I put up a blog post about jobs for acupuncturists that ended with the following challenge:

Thanks to the suggestion of alert reader Meaghan, I am pleased to announce a VERY SPECIAL OFFER. To the first person who


Don't go to Acupuncture School

I’ve become stubbornly passionate about sharing my acupuncture school experience and early practitioner journey with prospective acupuncture students.In the spirit of full disclosure, you should know that I'm not making a dime off any of this nor do I ever expect to.I'm speaking out because few


Turf Warfare 2: Acupuncture Schools

There is another conversation I wish I never had to have again, and that's the one where an enthusiastic community acupuncture patient tells me that she has fallen in love with the medicine and she's going to acupuncture school. I usually start out by smiling politely, continue by biting


Jobs Post #2: Investment

(This is an excerpt from another writing project, in progress.)

I have a story about jobs in the acupuncture profession.

Last Saturday, I was working in the clinic, and my schedule was very full -- almost over-full. We tend to get busy in the late


My Angry School Blog

At 18 I decided to become an acupuncturist.  I was a freshman in college and started getting treatment for depression and pain.  I guess it was more grief than depression.  A housemate of mine died of a drug over dose and a few months later another one died in a


Jobs Post #1: the 4 Rs

Conversation on the AOM Google Group:

LR: "I am not sure how the "assistant" idea entered this discussion (or the one on the CAN blog). CAN clinics don't have assistants; we can't afford them any more than we can afford supervisors. We can afford to


Working Class Privilege

New Years Eve was somewhat of a slow day at clinic.We had three punks  working and saw about 30 people.Keith did the morning shift, while Michele did the swing shift and I worked the afternoon into the evening.Shoshana and Melissa split the desk.All


Let's get to work!

This post is about how the landscape of acupuncture jobs is changing due to the spread of Community Acupuncture and the emergence of CAN. I thought it would be interesting and revealing to ask some acupunturists that are reaping the fruits of this change first-hand to share some of


Dream Traffic and Ice Floes

After the recent blogs and posts, some personal experience, and with some pondering, I’ve been asking myself, do graduating acupuncturists really want to work and be in practice? After 3 or more years in school, does completing school mean you’ve accomplished your dream of being an


*Tri-State Alumni Survey 2010; or Gathering Deceptive Data 101

 

I just received a survey from my Alma Mater, Tri-State College of Acupuncture and want to share portions of it here for a couple of reasons.First, it’s been a while and I need to blog lest the blog-goddess smites me.Second,


Martian Geology: Response to The Integrator, 10/4/10

Thanks to John Weeks for reviving the discussion of the NCCAOM Job Task Analysis (Part 1 and Part 2). There are a few points I need to address from his post and his interview with Kory Ward-Cook.  Need, not want; because suggesting that the solution to the problem of acupuncturists


AT Says NCCAOM's Terrible Numbers Are Actually Even Worse. Wait, What?!?

Thanks to the alert readers who forwarded me this article in Acupuncture Today, and particularly to the alert reader who said: Hey, where did those graphs at the end come from?

Yeah, I know, it's kind of surprising that AT would devote an article to the NCCAOM's 2008


D-O-E means Department of Education, also means DO IT, DO IT NOW!

This is a plea to all my comrades who put so much energy into opposing the FPD. The conversation that we really wanted to have last winter is finally happening now at a national level, and we need to participate. I think I must have said a hundred times


There's This Poem by Kay Ryan That I Love, and It's Perfect -- Part 1

For what happened last Friday.

Here's the poem:

span style="text-decoration:underline;">Home to Roost

/pre>span style="font-size:11px;line-height:18px;font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;" class="Apple-style-span">The chickens are circling and    blotting out the        day. The sun is        bright, but