Our top priority is your Naturopathic Medical education. Our progressive and cutting-edge curriculum prepares you with the broadest education and clinical experience through learning that focuses on the student, and training that focuses on the patient.
Our curriculum is progressive and cutting-edge, with support for the student in numerous ways. Our continual academic evolvement ensures that you are receiving the best an latest education in Naturopathic Medicine, unparalleled to other academic programs.
Studies focus on natural but cutting edge, holistic and non-toxic approaches to assessment and treatment therapy, with a strong emphasis on patient education and disease prevention in order to optimize wellness. The graduate will be a primary care physician who specializes in preventive and functional medicine with cutting edge diagnostics and the latest natural therapeutics.
The focus of our curriculum is on you…the Naturopathic Medical Student…to develop and mature into the highest quality practitioner that you can be. Therefore, we follow and adhere to the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medical practice has its foundation in the following six principles:
The healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae).
That the human body has a habit of health and a tremendous capacity for self repair. The physician uses therapeutic actions to augment this natural process.
Identify and treat the cause (tolle causam).
As opposed to focusing on symptomatic relief, the naturopathic physician is trained to identify and eliminate the underlying cause of disease.
First do no harm (primum non nocere).
Treatment modalities are chosen on the basis of effectiveness and minimizing
harmful side effects. Proper patient referral is an essential part of naturopathic
Treat the whole person.
Health or disease is conditional upon the complex interactions of the whole person, physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social. Taking all of these
factors into account, the naturopathic physician is trained in the use of a multiplicity of treatment methods as may be needed for effective patient care.
The physician as teacher (docere).
Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for their health. The ‘doctor as teacher’ serves to empower patients in this role.
Preventive medicine, is an important aspect of any health care system. Helping the patient develop habits that lower their risk factors for disease through assessment and education reduces the need for medical intervention.