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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.

AANMC Naturopathic Medical Colleges Virtual Fair, November 12, 2014
About Naturopathic Medicine
American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB)
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
Bastyr University Experience Bastyr Day Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program, November 14, 2014
Bastyr University Explore Bastyr Open House, January 24, 2015
Bastyr University San Diego Experience Bastyr Day Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program, November 8, 2014
Bastyr University Naturopathic Medicine Program Information, November 13, 2014
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Careers in Naturopathic Medicine
Comparing ND & MD Curricula
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
Definition of Naturopathic Medicine
Degrees in Naturopathic Medicine FAQ
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National College of Natural Medicine Explore NCNM School of Naturopathic Medicine, November 14, 2014
Naturopathic Doctor Licensure
Naturopathic Doctor Profile
Naturopathic Medicine Career Resources
Naturopathic Medicine FAQ
Naturopathic Medicine Information
Naturopathic Medicine Internet Resources
Naturopathic Medicine Network
Naturopathic Medicine News
Naturopathic Medicine Questions Answered
Naturopathic Medicine Videos and Webinars
Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association
Professional Education
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences Student Discovery Day, November 15, 2014
What Is a Naturopathic Doctor?
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

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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.