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Naturopathic Physicians diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. May use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. May also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009
Welcome, Pre-Health Advisors and Counselors!
The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) encourages enrollment of qualified, outstanding candidates who wish to earn the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree and practice naturopathic medicine – a holistic approach to healing that involves natural therapies, herbal medicine and a range of practical modalities.
Together, with your expertise as a pre-health advisor and our extensive resources, we can meet the challenge of gauging which prospective pre-med students are best suited for a career in naturopathic medicine, an equally challenging and rewarding career alternative to conventional allopathic medicine.
We invite you to learn and share what it takes to become an ND – a rewarding, burgeoning career path offered at seven accredited North American naturopathic medical schools.
Bookmark this helpful reference page for quick answers about naturopathic medical careers and schools right at your fingertips.
Careers in Naturopathic Medicine
Learn how today’s aspiring students become tomorrow’s successful NDs, integrating natural therapies and philosophies into a variety of exciting, lucrative career opportunities spanning the globe.
The Typical ND Student
You are in a unique position to help identify health care career paths for your students, recognize the type of individual suited for a career in naturopathic medicine, and ensure that these students have the information needed to make a well informed career choice. Learn how to recognize and identify a potential ND student when you encounter him or her.
Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools
Familiarize yourself with the seven different AANMC schools. By exploring the locations and facilities, you can help to narrow the decision for your students. Plus, get an overview of the current ND applicant pool and enrollment growth statistics.
Preparing for a Naturopathic Medical Education
Become well-versed in up-to-date admissions requirements, application processes and financial aid resources to chart an individualized game plan for prospective candidates.
Naturopathic Doctor Licensure
Discover the wide range of currently licensed states and provinces and understand what is required for NDs to practice in other areas.
Naturopathic medicine is an intriguing career path for those exceptional, health-focused students looking to you for guidance. Please join us in helping to define the future of health care by introducing promising young doctors to the field.
Sincerely, Guru Sandesh Singh Khalsa, ND
President, Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
Dean, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
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