DAOM Fellow Newsletter

  Quarter 1
Cohort 17
Fall 2018

On behalf of the entire Emperor's College community, w elcome to the Emperor's College DAOM Program!   Congratulations on your appointment to the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program .

I hope the mission of Emperor's College, to cultivate brilliant healers, teachers and leaders in Oriental medicine who create the future of health care by word, deed and through partnership, will continue to inspire you throughout the years to come.  A doctorate degree is an undertaking like none you have experienced, full of new perspectives, academic challenges and life-changing patient interactions.  Please know that we are dedicated to your academic, professional and personal success. 
Below is some information to get you ready for your first quarter in the DAOM.  We will also be going over some of these points on your first day next week, Wednesday 10/10/18.  We look forward to seeing you then.


Chris Ruth, DAOM, LAc, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM)
Associate Dean, DAOM
Please tell us if you find any broken links by emailing us at DAOM@emperors.edu

The DAOM Program utilizes Constant Contact to send out regular Newsletters like this one with important information and updates about the program.  Please make sure to add DAOM@EMPERORS.EDU to your address book so that you can avoid important program information going to your SPAM folder.

If weren't able to make it to the Program and Clinic Orientation conducted online, we made a recording of the sessions.  

Please visit  https://drive.google.com/open?id=18AWEu-2l9zpurJ1XLqFE7SizbPNSSpOV for the morning Program Orientation and  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bKXZi55uXauBRUTUfwcAvUbd6iCEYK8D for the afternoon Clinic Orientation.

These videos will be helpful in answering any questions you may have.

If you haven't already do so, please take the time to review the on-boarding packets provided to help assist you with getting started with the program.    

Before your first weekend


Our DAOM program uses a number of different services offered by Google, including Hangouts, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Forms.  If you haven't already done so, please create your own GMAIL Account.  Please share your gmail with Amber at  ajohnson@emperors.edu and we'll update your profile.  

Please note that this will become your primary contact email for us at Emperor's College.   

Finalize your Enrollment Paperwork

Please make sure that you submit your enrollment agreement and additional enrollment paperwork to Amber ( ajohnson@emperors.edu) in order to register you for your classes and to process your financial aid packet if applicable.  

Finalize your Financial Aid Paperwork

If you are planning on receiving federal financial aid and have not yet finalized your financial aid paperwork, it's very important that you do so immediately to prevent delays in your disbursement.  

Remember to complete the    FAFSA Application online:
Please contact Financial Aid Administrator, Farida Lugembe, at (310) 453-8300 x123 or farida@emperors.edu to make sure that your financial aid requirements are complete.

Schedule a Counseling Meeting

Please visit https://calendly.com/ectomdaom to schedule a meeting for Academic Counseling.


Distance Commuting

For doctoral fellows who are traveling from outside the Los Angeles area, and who are in need of temporary housing opportunities during doctoral weekend, please contact the Housing Coordinator, Amber Johnson at (310) 453-8300 x113 or ajohnson@emperors.edu for assistance.

Your first meeting weekend

Attend Your First Class -
Professional Development 1
Wednesday, 10/10/18, 9 am to 4 pm

Meet Jacqueline Adler, MD, who will present to you the topic of Medical Necessity.  Dr. Adler lectures for both the Master's and Doctorate programs on topics including physical assessment and western medicine.  

Dr. MoraMarco will also introduce you to the Medical Presentations which are conducted Thursday evenings for your cohort.   

New Student Lunch - Wednesday, 10/10/18 12 noon - 1 pm

This is your time to con nect with your new classmates, gather the resources an d knowle dge you'll nee d to be successful in the Emperor's College DAOM Program, and celebrate the journey you are about to embark on.  Lunch provided courtesy of the Emperor's College.

Please email Amber ( ajohnson@emperors.edu) if you have any particular dietary restrictions we should be aware of.

 Clinical Rounds (DAOM Clinic) - Friday, 10/12/18 4:45 (clock-in) - 9 pm

DAOM Students are required to attend the DAOM Clinic aka Grand Rounds at least once a month.  For our students that are traveling from out of the area, you'll be scheduled during DAOM weekends on Thursdays with Cohort 17.  

 Students local to the area are highly encouraged to select shifts outside of the meeting weekends.  This is a mandatory part of your overall clinical training experience.  It's scheduled directly with the Associate Dean or the Clinic Manager.  

For more information on the Clinic Rounds, please visit the following page:   https://daom.emperors.edu/clinical-rounds/ 

To view the Fall 2018 Quarter Clinic Schedule please click on the following link:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/148DJFPp-hgpURSEOihu_5mWKQDa3DUkZ9OpmbZBzvmw/edit?usp=sharing  

Medical Presentations -
Thursday 10/11/18 4:30 - 8:30 pm

Every DAOM weekend each Cohort is assigned to a Medical Presentation.  Your Medical Presentations are on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 8:30 pm with Dr. Thornton and Cohort 15.  This is a mandatory part of your overall clinical training experience.  It's scheduled on your meeting weekends and you are required to attend.  

For more information about the Medical Presentations, please visit the following page:   https://daom.emperors.edu/medical-presentation/ 

To view the schedule and order of presentations, please clinic on the follow link:

Your first Medical Presentation you will be observing Cohort 15's Presentations in order to best prepare for your first presentations in November.  
Capstone Project 1 -
Sat and Sun, 11/3/18-11/4/18

In November you'll have the opportunity to meet your Capstone Advisor, Wei Zhou, PhD.  Dr. Zhou just finished with Cohort 13 and is ready to begin his work with you as your Capstone Advisor.  

For more information about the Capstone Project Experience please visit the following page:  https://daom.emperors.edu/capstone/



Complete the Health, Safety, and Ethics Training

To ensure that we are in compliance with certain state and federal regulations, DAOM students are asked to complete a series of online training modules pertaining to Health, Safety, and Ethics.  Shortly you'll recive an email from  support@thinkhr.com that will look similar to the info below: 

Please complete the training listed below by October 31, 2018.
  1. Active Shooter: Preparation, Warning Signs and Survival (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1228 )
  2. Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1305 )
  3. HIPAA Privacy Essentials (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1321)
  4. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1396
  5. Fire Safety and Prevention (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1397
  6. FERPA for Higher Education (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1497
  7. Introduction to OSHA (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1507
  8. Title IX for Higher Education (https://learn.thinkhr.com/training/course/view.php?id=1550)
Please visit  https://apps.thinkhr.com/login/  to login.  The first time you login, you'll need to reset your password ( https://apps.thinkhr.com/forgot-password ).  Your username is the email we have on file.  If you have trouble with accessing your account, please email  support@thinkhr.com 

Note:  Upon successful completion of all modules above, each student will receive 10 clinical hours towards program completion.

CPR and First Aid Training

Start the process of renewing your CPR and First Aid certifications.  Be aware that some companies will claim to be offer certifications that are BASED ON AHA curriculum, but not issue an official American Heart Association or American Red Cross Certification.  Only certifications from the  American Heart Associationand American Red Crossare accepted.  

If you have a BLS or other CPR cert, make sure your also get a First Aid certification.  CPR certs, especially BLS don't include First Aid, and you might have to take an addtional course.  Please note that some classes claim to follow AHA curriculum but aren't AHA or ARC.  

Upon submission of your valid CPR and First Aid certification, you'll received 10 clinical hours towards successful completion of the program.  Please email your CPR and First Aid certifiactions to  cruth@emperors.edu . Please visit  https://daom.emperors.edu/miscellany/cpr-and-first-aid-requirements/    for more information.



Paid Parking
The parking lot behind the campus offers paid parking for all visitors to the building.  The maximum fee per day is $15.  Overnight parking is strictly prohibited.

Parking Pass

The Building Management Office offers a quarterly parking pass for Emperor's College students to park on site, which allows unlimited in and out parking.  There is a deposit of $25 for each card.  EC students can opt for a part-time pass for four (4) days a week for $195 or a full-time pass for more than five days a week for $405.  Parking passes are valid for one quarter and will need to be renewed for each additional quarter.  

How do I get my Parking Pass?
The Parking Agreement packet can be found here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwP4X4WKqFfvaUczVElZaGRwTUk)
  1. Please see the Registrar, Marcia, in the office to request the form.  Print, read, complete and sign.
  2. Bring the completed form, along with payment (Cash, Check or Credit Card) to Orientation. Keep in mind that your first payment will need to include the $25 deposit fee for the physical parking pass card.
  3. Submit form and payment to Marcia at the front desk of the Emperor's College Administrative Office.
  4. Marcia will provide you with a proof of payment that you will take to the Parking Kiosk, located at the parking lot exit.
  5. The Parking Attendant will issue your pass.  Once your application is processed and your card is activated, you may then park in the Building Parking Lot for the remainder of the quarter.
  6. At the start of next quarter renew your parking pass by repeating steps 3-5.

Street Parking

Street parking is also available in the neighborhood around the campus, and with the exception of the meters, is free.  Please be mindful of the parking signs, including street sweeping signs.  Parking Enforcement in the area is very diligent!

Create your ASAP Connected LMS account


Create your ASAP Connected LMS account ( https://emperorscollege.asapconnected.com/Login.aspx). 

We use this system with our barcode reader to take attendance for the DAOM program.  

Also, some DAOM courses are approved as CE.  This is where we will be storing your CE Certificates for DAOM courses that are approved CE.   When creating an account, please select under User Type "ECTOM Student."



Emperor's College has campus wide WiFi.  The user information can be found below.

Network:  ectom2
Password:  emperorR83 
Student IDs

Photos for Student IDs will be taken on Wednesday, 10/10/18.  Between 11 am and 2 pm.  Please fill out the ID request form that day and see us in the main office to have your photos taken.
Barcode Clock-in/Clock-out

Once you've been issued your student IDs please make sure that you bring it with you on campus.  

Use the barcode on the front of the card (same side as your picture) for Clocking in and Out of the Clinic.  If you receive and error message when clocking in, please inform the front desk and they'll have you sign in.

For all classes in the classroom, please use the ASAP Connected LMS barcode on the back with the numbers to clock-in and clock-out.

You will also use the ASAP Connected LMS barcode to clock-in/clock-out for Medical Presentations.

For more information please visit the following page:   https://daom.emperors.edu/miscellany/clock-in-and-out/ 

Important Emails


Academic Dean:  
Associate Dean:

Registrar:  Tuition payments, transcript requests

Financial Aid:  Applying for financial aid,

Dean of Clinical Education:
Clinic Manager:
Associate Dean of Clinical Education:

Academic  Calendar

Please review the dates carefully before making your travel arrangements.  Remember that 2x per year each cohort has a 5th day scheduled either on a Monday or Wednesday.

To view the academic calendars please follow this link:

Database Access

Faculty, Staff, alumni, and current students may search EBSCOhost MedLine through our institution subscription.   To access and explore all the new resources, please use the following information. 
ID: emperors8
PW: library
(Please be aware that this resource is only available to Emperor's students, staff, and faculty. Sharing access with those outside of Emperor's is a breach of contract and could result in the loss of access to all members of the Emperor's community.)

We will schedule an online training on how to use EBSCOhost during the middle of Fall Quarter, so please keep an an eye for the future invite. 

Article Requests

Faculty, Staff, alumni, and current students may request articles through our institution.  In order to accommodate your article requests for your classes or research, we've launched an article request form that can be found here:

Please make sure to include the PMID for article identification purposes.
Please use the above link to submit your requests and we'll get back to you when your article is available.  Before making an article request, please check to see if the article is OPEN ACCESS which means that the article can be downloaded for free to your computer.  

If you don't receive a reply to your article requests, it may be because the article isn't available from the shared library network.  To check on your article status, please email library@emperors.edu

If you're looking for other resources to do you research, check with a local university or college.  Often these institutional libraries are open to the general public, or give special access for academic purposes.  The UCLA Biomed Library is a great place to start.

Moving forward all article requests will be made though the above link.  We will not be fulfilling article requests sent to us by email. 

If you are receiving this email you are a current student in the DAOM Program. 
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