The Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (SIEAM), formerly the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM), represents a modern take on the age-old model of apprenticeship training: one experienced teacher working with a small group of students focused on the clinical interaction with a patient. Read more here.

I was reflecting on my SIOM education while at a class over the weekend...  Our physical medicine education was really influential to me. There were so many different parts to our education at SIOM and my practice style and focus has taken some interesting turns since graduating, but has eventually steered me right back to physical medicine.  I just wanted to let you know I’m grateful for the education that I received at SIOM.  It really built the foundation for clinical reasoning and confident needling, two things that have played a big role in becoming a more effective orthopedic acupuncturist.  
— Ryan Potvin, Class of 2015