Welcome to AANMC's 2007 Milestones issue.
Editor's Note – My favorite thing
My favorite thing about working with our naturopathic medical schools is being immersed in constant (and exciting!) change. It is impossible to grow bored among these folks! The sheer drive and determination of the students, research faculty and administrators I encounter daily continues to amaze me.
If year 2006 was the year to introduce new and expanded clinic and campus facilities, then year 2007 was the year everyone put their minds and their hearts to work. The schools listened to the needs posed by their students, by neighbors in their community, and by their country. And one by one they answered. Please read Naturopathic Medical Schools – Milestones 2007 to see just how they answered the calls to action.
And while we’re on the topic of reasons I'm proud of my friends and colleagues at our AANMC schools, I’ll mention that the schools are in very good company! The professionals in this field across the board are expanding and improving health care worldwide – from serving the underserved both at home and abroad, to exposing ‘energy medicine’ credential mills here in North America. Check out our Top 12 CAM News Highlights 2007 sidebar to find out what’s new in our world.
What to expect from AANMC in 2008? A new design for our Web site; on-campus videos of each of our member schools; another big Student Day this summer (in Phoenix, Ariz.); and, of course, more Fall Forums in select cities, TBA!
Any more requests? Just ask. We’re listening.
To your health and your future,
Managing Editor, AANMC
Naturopathic Medical Schools – Milestones 2007
The year 2007 brought expanded opportunities for research and clinical access to naturopathic medical schools, as well as expanded perspectives for naturopathic medical students.
Here’s just a snapshot of what each of the AANMC-member schools have been up to in the last year:
Canadian College partners with federal government agency, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers; demonstrates the efficacy of naturopathic medicine on back pain. Read more >>
Boucher Institute announces plans to begin offering a part-time and evening ND program in January 2009, answering a growing demand from established health care professionals and other qualified individuals who seek to further advance their career. Read more >>
Southwest College children’s clinic expands to offer free, quality health care for underserved families, increasing the availability of medical care as well as pediatric rotations for student clinicians. Read more >>
Bastyr University Research Center establishes multiple new programs; draws increased NIH funding for two significant studies. Read more >>
National College attends San Francisco’s Green Festival in November 2007; launches initiative to position their school as a leading green natural health school. Read more >>
University of Bridgeport advocates licensing in the Northeast; participates in New York Lobby Day. Read more >>
In 2008, it’s easier and more rewarding than ever to enter the field of naturopathic medicine! Read more about the ND schools’ milestones in 2007 >>
By Patty Bates-Ballard
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- AANMC.org to launch new Web site later this month. We’ll announce it in the next issue of our e-newsletter.
- Naturopathic medical schools VIDEO – You’ve asked us to tell you more about the personalities and environments of each of the ND school campuses. Well, we’d like to show you. We’re filming students and faculty on each campus starting this month, and will debut the videos in March!
- Leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine – We’ll be shining the spotlight once again and interviewing some fascinating NDs.
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CAM News Highlights
~ 2007 ~
What’s new in the world of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?
- Naturopathic med school clinics looked to as model of care.
- Cancer trends report reveals progress.
- Death of teen prompts Seattle Times to expose ‘energy medicine’ credential mills.
- AANMC’s own Dr. Paul Mittman awarded 2007 AANP Physician of the Year.
- Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) reaches 500 members.
- Older adults using CAM in high numbers.
- Green tea benefits in Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer identified.
- NCCAM funds 15 CAM Education Project grants.
- Three new CAM Centers of Excellence established.
- Prescription rights expanded for Washington State NDs.
- The movement to license naturopathic doctors in North America grows.
- Natural Doctors International (NDI) reaches record patient numbers in 2007.
Catch the full 2007 news highlights on our Web site >>
Curious to see what the six ND schools were up to one year ago? View issue #11 from our archives: Naturopathic Medical School Milestones 2006 - A Year of Progress >>
As the world of complementary and alternative medicine continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and to progress exponentially every year, opportunities for naturopathic doctors also expand rapidly. Consider the benefits of becoming a naturopathic doctor. Explore ND career paths and opportunities >>
By Patty Bates-Ballard
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