Honor System of the Barefoot Doctors' Academy



1. Student

            A. First order of aspiration

                        1. Committment to the healing arts

                        2. Novice level:  starting with basic arts and sciences

                        3. Beginning of attempt at profound self-care


            B. Second order of aspiration

                        1. Completion of introduction to basic sciences

                                    a. Biology:  botany, zoology, biochemistry

                                    b. Anatomy and Physiology

                                    c. Alternative paradigms

                                    d. Psychology

                                    e. Esoteric healing

                                    f. Community health

                        2. Further working out of life towards becoming a healer:  community work

                        3. Further skill and success at self-care techniques


            C.  Third order of aspiration

                        1. Completion of introduction to clinical arts and sciences

                                    a. Pathophysiology

                                    b. Vitality and disease processes

                                    c. Intro to diagnostics

                                    d. Intro to therapeutics

                        2. Skill in self-care

                        3. Dedicated community service


II.  Apprentice

            A. First degree of committment

                        1. Prove competency in history and exam skills:  begin supervised work with patients

                        2. Work directly with a variety of doctors\teachers learning specific healing techniques and assisting

                        3. Prove understanding of the basic human afflictions and levels of enlightenment

                        4. Begin teaching self-care techniques to those in sphere of influence and further refine one's own level of health

                        5. Continue community service:  either begin own's own project or intimately tie in with existing projects


            B. Second degree of committment

                        1. Refine diagnostic and therapeutic skills while working in a clinic and apothecary

                        2. Begin specialization in a particular area of healing and work directly with experts in that area

                        3. Teach specific classes in areas of self-care open to the community

                        4. Continue perfection of one's own self care

                        5. Continue community service project


            C. Third degree of committment

                        1. Supervise students and other apprentices in perfecting their diagnostic and therapeutic skills

                        2. Continue and perfect specialized skills

                        3. Coordinate an educational program

                        4. Continue and or complete community service and entice other students, apprentices and doctors to participate\carry on project

                        5. Continue perfection of self-care techniques

 ***Completion of the above earns title of Barefoot Doctor

 111. Barefoot Doctor

             A. First Honor

                        1. Successful completion of above through apprenticeship, third degree

                        2. Pursue private practice and be an active participant in a clinical setting

                        3. Coordinate educational programs for self-care techniques

                        4. Active participation in community service projects

                        5. Pursue higher levels of mastery of self-care

                        6. Participate in continuing healing education, especially work with a master Begin taking on private students


            B. Second Honor

                        1. Continue clinical private practice,  with proven success of techniques

                        2. Take on apprentices who go on to become Barefoot doctors

                        3. Supervise community service projects and begin work on perfecting the political integrity of a particular healing field

                        4. Continue work with a master to further expertise in healing techniques

                        5. Become a diplomate with the Barefoot doctor's Academy


            C. Third Honor

                        1. Highly skilled techniques proven in a clinical setting, and respected amongst colleagues as an expert

                        2. Apprentices now are teachers

                        3. Proven success in community service and education

                        4. Stand out as a highly respected diplomate of the Barefoot Doctor's Academy

                        5. Be a strong influence in the honorable manifestation of the healing arts, locally and most likely nationally and internationally


***Completion of the above, through Barefoot Doctor, third Honor, earns the title of Master of the Healing Arts


IV. Mastery

            1. Honorable expert in self-care

            2. Honorable expert clinician in a healing art

            3. Honorable teacher of teachers

            4. Invaluable success in community service

            5. Proven wisdom and force in the evolution of the healing arts

            6. Advisor to the diplomates of the Barefoot Doctors' Academy

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