Life at Bastyr University...
Well, let's just say, the training to earn a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine is NOT cake walk. It is quite rigorous!
After I earned my Bachelors degree, I set off for the course of attending, Bastyr University, a four-year professional-level program which is one of the several accredited institutions, found on the North American continent. I received an education in the same basic sciences as allopathic physicians.
During my first two years of study, the curriculum focuses on basic and clinical sciences, covering...
- Human Physiology
- Macro- and Micro-biology
- Human Pathology
For at least the final two years of my medical program, I interned in clinical settings under the close supervision of licensed professionals.
Students of naturopathic medicine use the Western medical sciences as a foundation on which to build a thorough knowledge of holistic, non-toxic therapies and develop skills in diagnosis, disease prevention and wellness optimization.
While earning my degree, students of naturopathic medicine learn virtually all the modalities of proven natural therapies...
- Clinical Nutrition
- Botanical Medicine
- Physical Therapy
Graduates from naturopathic medical schools must pass the comprehensive naturopathic physicians licensing examinations (NPLEX) to be licensed as primary care physicians. Candidates for full licensure must also satisfy all licensing requirements for the individual state or province in which they plan to practice.