Apprenticeship Program

My door is open…

In the spirit of the ancient Chinese medicine education system, Dr. Rozenn has been mentoring students for over 17 years. My door is open…

  • She has taught in Five Branches University’s Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine program for over 10 years.
  • She has taught in several Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs over the last 7 years.
  • She was approved 7 years ago as an American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine instructor.
  • Several of her courses for licensed acupuncturists have been approved by the California Acupuncture Board as official Continuing Education Units. Every acupuncturist must complete 50 hours of these unit per year to keep their California license current.
  • The majority of acupuncturists in the Santa Cruz area boasting specialties in Women’s Health, Fertility and Pain Management have taken clinical and didactic classes from Dr. Rozenn.
  • Dr. Rozenn’s students can be found across the entire United States. They lead nonprofits, teach in advanced educational programs, and bring the power of Oriental medicine to thousands of patients daily.


If you are a Doctoral student or a licensed acupuncturist looking to expand your skill set, you are welcome to apply to Dr. Rozenn’s Apprenticeship Program.

Dr. Rozenn’s program is based on traditional Oriental medicine training systems. Students observe patient intakes and treatments (if patients are comfortable with a student). Through assisting her, they learn about Western laboratory tests, specific acupuncture protocols, Western and Chinese herbal formulas, and the most valuable skill of all: making this ancient medicine accessible to the modern patient. They may also provide front desk and office support. Apprenticeship is an exchange of qi for knowledge. Dr. Rozenn does not accept payment for her Apprenticeship Program.

“I have been both a student and patient of Dr. Rozenn over the past 6 years. She is by far one of the most amazing acupuncturists of our time. I feel so lucky to have had the experience working with her, and having her as my acupuncturist has been the most integral part of my health and well being. She has a deep understanding of acupuncture and Chinese medicine that I have never seen in any other practitioner.” Dr. Jessica P.~Oakland

Five Branches University’s Doctoral students can attain school credit for their time studying with Dr. Rozenn. There is a a specific application process that they must complete to become a 1st year, then 2nd year resident. Please see Robyn Grieve, doctoral co-ordinator for details.  Dr. Rozenn has provided doctoral preceptorship hours to students at Basyter University, and opens her doors to eager students willing to travel to complete an intensive preceptorship with her.

Occasionally, Dr. Rozenn will receive requests form licensed practitioners, from out of town or out of state, to spend a few months with her to learn her techniques for fertility enhancement and pain management. These students are also encouraged to follow the below directions.

Dr. Rozenn accepts students on a rolling basis, as she has space in her clinic. Interested parties should send a Letter of Introduction, including a Resume or Curriculum Vitae with References to either:

845 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060