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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.

About Naturopathic Medicine
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB)
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Careers in Naturopathic Medicine
Comparing ND & MD Curricula
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME); CNME FAQ
Definition of Naturopathic Medicine
Financial Aid, Loans, and Scholarships
Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project
Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National College of Natural Medicine Webinars
Naturopathic Doctor Licensure
Naturopathic Doctor Profile
Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA)
Naturopathic Medical Student Experiences
Naturopathic Medicine Career Resources
Naturopathic Medicine FAQ
Naturopathic Medicine Information
Naturopathic Medicine Internet Resources
Naturopathic Medicine Network
Naturopathic Medicine News
Naturopathic Medicine Videos and Webinars; Videos and Webinar Archive
Naturopathic Physician Overview
Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute
Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association
Naturopathy/Naturopathic Medicine
NDs in the News
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians; What Is Naturopathic Oncology?
Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Professional Education
Salary and Job Outlook for a Naturopathic Doctor
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences Experience SCNM Webinar Series
University of Bridgeport Graduate Health Sciences Information Sessions
What Is a Naturopathic Doctor?
What Is Naturopathic Medicine?
What Is Naturopathy?



Program Length

Four years

Professional Schools' Organization

Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
AANMC Member Schools
AANMC Member Schools Open House Schedule
Naturopathic Medicine Programs Recognized by CNME

Application Service


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.