Naturopathic medicine attracts students who believe in healing the whole person, rather than a specific condition, through natural methods with an emphasis on holistic, preventative approaches. Naturopathic doctors, currently regulated to practice in 20 states including Washington State, are trained clinical physicians that formulate personalized treatment plans for patients.
Naturopathic medicine programs require a bachelor’s degree plus additional studies in biology, anatomy, and other sciences for admission. To become a licensed naturopathic physician, you will need to complete a 4-year (or more) Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program, along with clinical time, job shadowing, and passing the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations.
Careers in Naturopathic Medicine
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Learn about SPSCC graduate and naturopathic medicine student Ashley Gundermann.