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Naturopathic Medicine


Naturopathic Physicians (N.D.s) are primary health care practitioners. They are trained to be the doctor first seen by the patient for general health care, for advice on keeping healthy, and for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions. They also serve those whose treatment by conventional means has not met their needs and who seek naturopathic care as an alternative.

Alternative Health Medical Journals & Related Publications
American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB)
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
Degrees in Naturopathic Medicine FAQ
National University of Health Sciences (Illinois campus) Student for a Day Information Session for Students Interested in Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program
Naturopathic Doctor Profile
Naturopathic Medical School E-Newsletter
Naturopathic Medicine FAQ
Naturopathic Medicine Information
Naturopathic Medicine Internet Resources
Naturopathic Medicine Network
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences Student Discovery Day
What Is Naturopathic Medicine?



Program Length

Four years

Professional Schools' Organization

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
AANMC Member Schools
AANMC Member Schools Open House Schedule
Naturopathic Medicine Programs Recognized by CNME

Application Service


Academic Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Degree with course requirements similar to those required by allopathic medical schools.

Admission Exam


Personal Attributes & Experiences

The naturopathic physician is a catalyst for healthful change, empowering and motivating the patient to assume responsibility. The physician must strive to inspire hope as well as understanding. The physician must also make a commitment to his/her personal and spiritual development in order to be a good teacher. The physician emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person.

Recommendation Letters

As specified by each school.