Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) have a minimum of seven years of post-secondary training. This includes a minimum of three years in an undergraduate degree program, followed by 4 years at a CNME (Council on Naturopathic Medical Education) accredited Naturopathic College.
During our time at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, we complete 3000 hours of academic education and 1200 hours of supervised clinical experience.
The academic Portion includes:
- Basic sciences such as anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, immunology and pharmacology.
- Clinical sciences such as laboratory diagnosis, physical and clinical diagnosis, radiology, minor surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics, environmental and public health, health promotion and disease prevention, counselling, clinical nutrition and emergency medicine.
- Naturopathic treatment modalities such as botanical medicine, acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical medicine.
Once the academic (2nd year) and clinical (4th year) portions have been completed, Naturopathic Doctors must also successfully complete rigorous board exams. Please know that we are always learning, as we are required to participate in Continuing Education and maintain professional Standards of Care. This ensures we are offering you care that is ethical, safe and up to date.