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How are Naturopathic Doctors trained?

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How are Naturopathic Doctors trained?

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Naturopathic Doctors take a minimum of three years premedical studies at university, followed by four years at a recognized naturopathic medical school. The education encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic principles and therapeutics, and 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates must also pass rigorous standardized examinations to qualify for practice and obtain a license and ND designation.

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Naturopathic Doctors take a minimum of three years premedical studies at university, followed by four years of specific training at a recognized college of naturopathic medicine. The education encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic philosophy and therapeutics, and 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience. There are six accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America: • The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario) • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (New Westminster, British Columbia) • Bastyr University (Seattle, Washington) • National College of Naturopathic Medicine (Portland, Oregon) • Southwest College of Naturo- pathic Medicine (Scottsdale, Arizona) • University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (Bridgeport, Connecticut) Graduates from these institutions receive a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree or diploma. In regulated (licensed) provinces and states across North America, graduates must also pass rigorou

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Admission to an accredited naturopathic medical institution requires a minimum of three years of undergraduate study at a recognized university. This undergraduate programme must include certain science courses such as, biochemistry, physics, biology, and psychology. Once accepted into the post-graduate naturopathic programme, the curriculum involves an intensive four-year study of clinical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology) and treatment methodologies Forms of Therapy. The programme also requires 1500 hours of direct patient contact under the guidance of a licensed naturopathic doctor. Upon completion of the programme, naturopathic students must pass two sets of standardized board examinations before they may legally use the title of Naturopathic Doctor. Go to top.

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Naturopathic Medicine is licensed under provincial law in Ontario, and is regulated by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy under the Drugless Practitioners Act. Registered Naturopathic Doctors must first complete a minimum of three years of pre-medical training at a recognized university. They then enter the Naturopathic Doctor Diploma program, a full-time four year program at an accredited Naturopathic College, which includes a year long clinical internship. At the present time there are only two such schools in Canada: The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, and the Bouchier Institute in Vancouver. After successfully completing the ND program, they must pass both North American and provincial board-licensing exams. At this time, NDs are eligible to be licensed by their regulating bodies. All NDs are required to carry malpractice insurance. Other holistic practitioners may not be trained, regulated or insured, and we encourage you to investigate

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Naturopaths must complete a minimum of three years undergraduate studies and meet specific core prerequisites. Naturopathic education is four years full-time and includes clinical residency at a credentialed Naturopathic college. Curriculum includes the same diagnostic and basic science programs taught in mainstream medical institutions often by the same doctors and professors.

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