The full-time program is completed in two years. Classes are held two days per week, October through June. All classes (including clinics) are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am until 6pm.
The part-time program is completed in four years. Classes are held one weekend per month, September through June. Students begin their clinical training in the second year and it continues through the end of the program.
Clinical training days are available on weekdays (the Friday before each teaching weekend) and on weekends (one Saturday per month).
Both the full-time and part-time programs satisfy all of the curriculum (including Anatomy/Physiology, Pathology/Disease) and hours necessary to sit for the CCH (national certification exam).
The schedule for the part-time course, 2015/16 is:
- September 26/27
- October 24/25
- November 14/15
- December 12/13
- January 9/10
- February 6/7
- March 12/13
- April 16/17
- May 14/15
- June 11/12
Clinical Training Schedule, 2015-16 (note that dates reflect one Friday and one Saturday each month)
- September 12, 25
- October 10, 23
- November 7, 13
- December 11, 19
- January 8, 30
- February 5, 27
- March 11, 26
- April 2, 15
- May 7, 13
- June 4, 10
Clinic will be held year-round, including summer clinical training intensives. Dates will be announced shortly.
This integrated, three-year, clinical training model is unique to CHE NYC and serves as a major differentiating point relative to other foundation training programs anywhere in the world. CHE NYC’s modern, state-of-the art clinical offices feature a live video feed to enable real-time observation and feedback.
The CHE NYC clinical experience has been met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from students and clients alike:
The CHE NYC clinic was a pivotal part of the program for me as this is where theory came to life and practical applications of homeopathy took form. The supervised support and guidance empowered me, as a student homeopath, to develop my technique and to test my knowledge in a safe structure. At the same time, the classmates’ active participation allowed for opinions to be challenged as well as for collective experiences to inform case management and remedy selection, thus amplifying the learning process. By graduation, transition from the student clinic setting to private practice was that much less daunting as I had so much of the clinic experience to draw on.
– A CHE NYC Graduate
Watching the clinic director, an experienced homeopath, take a case feels very safe and respectful. It also allows for our confidence in case taking to build as we observe. Then, when analyzing the case, all suggestions and viewpoints are taken seriously and discussed as a group. I feel like I am learning so much by putting theory into action.
– A CHE NYC Student
The Observation Clinic is an introduction to clinical practice, with an experienced clinician demonstrating case-taking techniques along with in-depth, step-by-step case evaluation, remedy differentiation, and selection.
Although the Observation Clinic is designed for second-year students, it is open to (and widely attended by) advanced students seeking deeper skill development. Clients seen in the Observation Clinic come for one initial consultation and one follow-up. After that, the client moves into the supervision practice of a fourth-year student, thus forming the crucial first step in practice building. In addition, that fourth-year case manager “mentors” a second-year student in the long-term case management and begins the road toward becoming a supervisor.
The CHE NYC Advanced Clinic is a student-led model for third- and fourth-year students. Cases are taken by student practitioners with an experienced clinician guiding the case evaluation, remedy differentiation, and potency selection. The supportive, collaborative environment encourages students into independence as proficiency milestones are reached.
Students will also be involved in a supervised pilot project to audit their individual and clinic cases. In this way, each student will have the opportunity to apply research theory to clinical practice.