Level 2: Paricharaka (PC)

Ayurvedic Doctor's Assistant
Focus on shamana (relieving) management
Eligibility  |  Courses  |  Schedule  |  Costs
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Level 2  |  1,350+ hours
Paricharaka
Ayurvedic Doctor's Assistant
 
Eligibility
Candidates are admitted based on their eligibility criteria and admissions interview. Acceptance decisions are made by the School Director and are final.
All candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements. Advantages strengthen a candidate's eligibility.

1

Be 18 years of age or older by August 25, 2021.
Requirements

2

Provide a true, electronic copy of government-issued photo identification.

3

Provide a true, electronic copy of completion of high school, GED, equivalent or higher.

4

Complete Svastha Acharya (SA, or Ayurvedic Health Coach) level or equivalent. Candidates may be required to pass an entrance exam to confirm competency.

+

STEAM, healthcare or relevant background
Advantages

+

Pathophysiology

+

Proficiency with Sanskrit

+

Read and write Devanagari script

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Logical, clinical decision-making, and complex problem-solving skills
 
Courses
The PC Program trains students in shamana management of Ayurvedic Medicine to support pacifying interventions for classical diagnoses in clinical practice. 
First Year: Fall Semester (Lecture, live Q&A, presentations), 135 hours
Course
numbers
Contact
hours
AYU-210
15
FALL SEMESTER
Course title
Description
Professional Āyurveda for the PC

Scope and practice of professional Ayurveda for the PC. Review ethics and standards and compare to similar healthcare professions through current academic journals and professional literature on the national and global level.

Competency
Outcomes
  • Define and specify SA scope of practice

  • Explain PC, AA scope of practice, referral procedures, collaborative practice

  • Discuss current issues in professional Ayurveda nationally and globally

AYU-211
15
FALL SEMESTER
Sanskrit for the PC

Build on Sanskrit knowledge with advanced rules for syllables, sandhi, dhātus, prefixes and suffixes with word dissection and formation. Master common terms for this professional level. Memorize key śhlokas through exercises of splitting words and sandhis.

  • Demonstrate word formation, dissection, all basic sandhi splits in common terms

  • Identify, define and explain dhātus, prefixes and suffixes

  • Recite and write key śhlokas in transliterated Devanagari

AYU-220
FALL SEMESTER
30
Dravya guṇa siddhānta

Core principles of therapeutic substances and their functional mechanisms

  • TBA

AYU-223
30
FALL SEMESTER
Bhaiṣhajya kalpaṇā

Medicinal formulations, preparation methods, general indications and contra-indications

  • TBA

AYU-230
FALL SEMESTER
45
Roga nidāna and parikṣha

Review of core principles of pathology, pathophysiology of common diseases

  • TBA

First Year: Spring Semester (Lecture, live Q&A, presentations), 135 hours
Course
numbers
Contact
hours
AYU-235
45
FALL SEMESTER
Course title
Description
Pañcha karma I (Upakrama)

Supportive procedures of Pañcha karma, preparation, performance, post-management

Competency
Outcomes
  • TBA

AYU-240
45
FALL SEMESTER
Kāya Chikitsā I

Diseases of rasa, rakta, mamsa, medo vaha srotases, their pathologies, Western correlations, investigations, diagnostic criteria and shamana management

  • TBA

AYU-241
45
FALL SEMESTER
Classical study I (Chikitsā sthāna)

In-depth review of classical literature for related KC 1 diseases

  • TBA

First Year: Clinical Term (Clinical practice, case presentations), 405 hours
Course
numbers
Contact
hours
AYU-255
405
FALL SEMESTER
Course title
Description
Clinical practice

Online, telehealth practice. Onsite, clinical rotations in the US, India​​ and other countries TBA

Competency
Outcomes
  • TBA

Second Year: Fall Semester (Lecture, live Q&A, presentations), 135 hours
Course
numbers
Contact
hours
AYU-225
45
FALL SEMESTER
AYU-242
45
FALL SEMESTER
Course title
Description
Therapeutic Dravya and Rasa śhāstra

Kāya Chikitsā II

Competency
Outcomes
  • TBA

  • TBA

AYU-243
FALL SEMESTER
45
Classical study II (Chikitsā sthāna)

  • TBA

Second Year: Spring Semester (Lecture, live Q&A, presentations), 135 hours
Course
numbers
Contact
hours
AYU-260
45
SPRING SEMESTER
AYU-265
45
SPRING SEMESTER
AYU-270
SPRING SEMESTER
45
Course title
Description
Competency
Outcomes
Shalakya Tantra (HEENT)
  • TBA

Stri Roga and Prasuti Tantra (OB/GYN)

  • TBA

Kaumara-bhrtya (Pediatrics)

  • TBA

Second Year: Clinical Term (Clinical practice, case presentations), 405 hours
Course
numbers
Contact
hours
AYU-295
405
SPRING SEMESTER
Course title
Description
Clinical practice

Online, telehealth practice. Onsite, clinical rotations in the US, India​​ and other countries TBA

Competency
Outcomes
  • TBA

 
Schedule
The program is divided into 6 periods over 24 months.
All scheduled times are listed in United States Eastern Time (+4 or +5 GMT) based on Daylight Savings.
Program Periods

4

Clinical Term
27+ hours/week
  • April 25 - July 2, 2022
  • Clinical Orientation Intakes, April 25 - 29, 2022, 6 hours per day
    • Live Class: Monday through Friday, 10a to 4:30p ET (30 min break)​
  • Clinical Practice, May 1 - July 2, 2022, 27+ hours per week
    • Flexible schedule​
    • Live Class: Case presentations, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10a - 12p ET
Costs
The program includes an admission interview fee, tuition over four installments, and variable costs for books. Personal laptop equipment, internet and other technology and connectivity costs are the responsibility of the student.
Admission Interview Fee, $75
Pay in advance to schedule the interview appointment
No refunds for any reason, including late / no show, or rejection

1

First Year: Fall Semester
9 hours/week, 135 hours total
  • August 29 - December 11, 2021
  • Midterms, October 18 - 23, 2021
  • Finals, December 6 - 11, 2021
  • Weekly lecture, 4 hours
    • Live Class: Sundays, 9a - 11a ET​
    • Live Class: Mondays, 9a - 11a ET​
  • Weekly discussion with Jessica Vellela, BAMS, 2 hours
    • Live Class: Tuesdays, 9a - 11a ET
  • Weekly group work, 3 hours
    • Students decide weekly schedule​

2

Spring Semester
9 hours/week, 135 hours total
  • January 2 - April 16, 2022
  • Midterms, February 14 - 19, 2022
  • Finals, April 11 - 16, 2022
  • Weekly lecture, 4 hours
    • Live Class: Sundays, 9a - 11a ET​
    • Live Class: Mondays, 9a - 11a ET​
  • Weekly discussion with Jessica Vellela, BAMS, 2 hours
    • Live Class: Tuesdays, 9a - 11a ET
  • Weekly group work, 3 hours
    • Students decide weekly schedule​

3

First Year: Clinical Semester
Flexible schedule, 405 hours total
  • May - August, 2022
  • Online, telehealth practice
  • Onsite, clinical rotations in the US, India​​ and other countries TBA

4

Second Year: Fall Semester
9 hours/week, 135 hours total
  • August 28 - December 10, 2022
  • Midterms, October 17 - 22, 2022
  • Finals, December 5 - 10, 2022
  • Weekly lecture, 4 hours
    • Live Class: Sundays, 9a - 11a ET​
    • Live Class: Mondays, 9a - 11a ET​
  • Weekly discussion with Jessica Vellela, BAMS, 2 hours
    • Live Class: Tuesdays, 9a - 11a ET
  • Weekly group work, 3 hours
    • Students decide weekly schedule​

5

Spring Semester
9 hours/week, 135 hours total
  • January 8 - April 22, 2023
  • Midterms, February 20 - 25, 2023
  • Finals, April 17 - 22, 2023
  • Weekly lecture, 4 hours
    • Live Class: Sundays, 9a - 11a ET​
    • Live Class: Mondays, 9a - 11a ET​
  • Weekly discussion with Jessica Vellela, BAMS, 2 hours
    • Live Class: Tuesdays, 9a - 11a ET
  • Weekly group work, 3 hours
    • Students decide weekly schedule​

6

Clinical Semester
Flexible schedule, 405 hours total
  • May - August, 2023
  • Online, telehealth practice
  • Onsite, clinical rotations in the US, India​​ and other countries TBA
 
Total Program Tuition, $6,400
Payable in four installments at the start of each program period
No refunds for any portion paid
Students can withdraw from the program at the end of any program period
Includes Sanskrit Workshop fee ($300)
Program
Periods
Tuition Installment

1

Preparatory Study​, $400
Due after registration
Sanskrit workshops fees are fully credited to SA tuition in the same academic year.
Costs
The program includes an admission interview fee, tuition over 6 installments, and variable costs for books. Personal laptop equipment, internet and other technology and connectivity costs are the responsibility of the student.
Admission Interview Fee, $75
Pay in advance to schedule the interview appointment
No refunds for any reason, including late / no show, or rejection
Total Program Tuition, $12,800
Payable in 6 installments at the start of each program period
No refunds for any portion paid
Students can withdraw from the program at the end of any program period
Program
Periods
Tuition
Installment

1

First year: Fall Semester, $2,000
Due by August 30, 2021

2

First year: Spring Semester, $2,000
Due by January 3, 2022

3

First year: Clinical Semester, $2,400
Due by May 1, 2022
Any additional costs required for onsite training are the responsibility of the student (travel, stay, incidentals, etc)

4

Second year: Fall Semester, $2,000
Due by August 29, 2022

5

Second year: Spring Semester, $2,000
Due by January 9, 2023

6

Second year: Clinical Semester, $2,400
Due by May 1, 2023
Any additional costs required for onsite training are the responsibility of the student (travel, stay, incidentals, etc)