M6 Clinical Internship

After the first three levels of study with the institute (which correspond to the M2 module of OdA-AM), you will be able to complete an internship in Ayurvedic medicine. The M2 module needs to be completed before the M6. This training on Ayurvedic clinical practice with Vaidya Atreya Smith takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This Ayurvedic medical internship provides the clinical practice necessary to qualify for the federal diploma and corresponds to module M6. See OdA-AM M6. This is an on site training validated by a 600 hour diploma of "Clinical Practitioner in Ayurveda".

This training is only open to residents of Switzerland.

The duration of the training is one year, consisting of 300 teacher contact hours from September to June each year.

Dates 2022 - 2023

This training is no longer available in English.

The internship is taught by Vaidya Atreya Smith

Description Allocation of hours
with teacher 300 hours
case studies with teacher 250 hours
exams with evaluation 50 hours
Total 600 hours

This course is only open to students of Vaidya Atreya Smith. Contact Vaidya Atreya Smith directly by email for an interview.

This training is limited to three or four students chosen by Vaidya Atreya Smith.

Allocation of hours - M6 Internship

300 h - Teacher contact
300 h - Supervised study
600 h - Total Level 4 M6

Distribution of teaching costs

Description Allocation of costs
Registration fee 995 CHF
Internship Level 4 (600 hours 7000 CHF
Total 7995 CHF


note that this training is full for the 2022 / 2023 school year

Registration for Ayurvedic Medicine Training Internship M6 is closed.

The full registration procedure is explained on this website under practical information, or by clicking here.

- Please note that this program requires an interview with Vaidya Atreya Smith before acceptance into the program can be confirmed.
- June 30 is the registration deadline

Location of training

Samgati - Institut de Yoga et d’Ayurveda
13, avenue Mon-Loisir
1006 Lausanne

Course Description

An Ayurvedic medicine internship is a training where the student works directly with the Vaidya and patients. This includes diagnosis, understanding the pathology and administering appropriate treatments (Kayachikitsa). They are real patients with real problems.

The 600 hours internship has 50% of the time spent with patients in the Vaidya’s clinic / consulting chamber. The other 50% of the time is spent creating a study journal from notes taken during consultations, documenting pathology, researching treatments, analyzing what is possible for each patient, and then discussing each patient’s case with the Vaidya after presenting written homework.

- This training is limited to four students over one year.

The 600-hour training is divided into three phases of 200 hours each:

1. In the first phase the students observe the Vaidya work with patients.
2. In the second phase the students and the Vaidya work together with the patient.
3. In the third phase the students work directly with the patients, while the Vaidya observes.

After completing the 600 hours of training of "M6 Internship - Practical training ", as well as all the exams, you will receive a diploma signed by the European Institute of Vedic Studies (EIVS GmbH).

EIVS GmbH is certified by OdA-AM and ASCA Switzerland as a qualified school for teaching Ayurveda and complies with the requirements of both ASCA and RME in Switzerland. EIVS is also certified by the EduQua label: Quality label for adult education.

Optional Internship in India

In addition to the above internship in Lausanne, EIVS can provide an internship with Dr. Sunil V. Joshi at his clinic in Nagpur, India to learn Panchakarma (Shodhana, or purification therapies). This training lasts three weeks and is limited to one person at a time. There are 125 hours of contact with Dr. Sunil V. Joshi and his patients. Then there are 125 hours of supervised study that are given for case studies written by the student for a total of 250 hours. This is an internship in Panchakarma treatments, in a world-renowned clinic with an expert Panchakarma doctor.

This internship is limited to one student at a time.

The cost is 3600 CHF

Travel, accommodation and meals are not included in the cost of the training. Contact Vaidya Atreya Smith for availability, dates and qualifications. Students must have completed the M2 and M6 modules to qualify. Students need to be approved by Dr. Joshi personally.

Transportation, accommodation and personal supplies as well as recommended books are not included in the cost of the training. As soon as we receive your registration form with your first payment and motivation letter, and after the acceptance of your application, you will receive information about the course as well as all the necessary practical information.

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Training in Ayurvedic medicine with a validated diploma of 3376 hours – Nidana – Chikitsa – Dravyaguna – herbal medicine according to Ayurveda – trainings in Ayurveda since 1998 – Dr. Sunil V. Joshi, MD(ayu) – Vaidya Atreya Smith, BSc MA – all these courses are taught in English.

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