These are fully qualified individual clinicians and practitioners holding a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) degree from a recognised Indian or Sri Lankan University or a Masters or Bachelors Degree or at least 3 years full time Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine and who have completed their clinical internship requiring a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical training at a recognised Ayurvedic teaching hospital or training institute.
Conditions of the Practitioner Membership
Practitioner membership of the APA is conditional upon producing the following written evidence:
- A Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) from a recognised Indian or Sri Lankan University or a holding one of the following degrees MA, MSc, MCM, BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) in Ayurvedic Medicine from or a recognised University outside India which has been professionally accredited or a 3 years full-time Diploma in Ayurveda by a recognised educational provider (minimum of 3600 hours contact hours of teaching).
- At least 500 hours of clinical Internship at a recognised Ayurvedic teaching hospital or training clinic (certificate required).
- Maintenance of Continual Professional Development (CPD) to ensure ongoing Professional competence.
- Evidence of fluency in English language.
- Evidence of current residence in the UK.
- For overseas practitioners a valid evidence of permission to live and work in the UK.
- Current UK registered professional indemnity insurance.