“My goal is to make sure that students have the confidence to operate as a sole practitioner when they graduate. Extensive clinical intern experience and one-to-one access to faculty clinicians are keys to building that confidence.”
“When you are out there practicing as an acupuncturist or as an oriental medical practitioner, you will have to interact with DCs, NDs, and MDs. If you have no access to them while you are in school and don’t understand their perspective, you will be at a disadvantage.”
In addition to earning her MD in China, Dr. Cai completed two fellowships in biomedicine and earned her PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Dr. Cai teaches several courses at NUHS and travels to other oriental medical colleges across the country to give seminars on women’s health and cancer treatment.
“With its integrative medicine focus, as well as a university clinic with a steady flow of patients, NUHS has unique strengths for developing new research projects in acupuncture and integrative medicine.”