Getting to Know NCNM
NCNM is Globally Recognized
Established in 1956, NCNM is the oldest and one of the best known colleges of its type in the world. NCNM's participation in international medical education and research is routinely solicited.
NCNM Graduates are in Demand
Health care consumers are increasingly seeking preventive, noninvasive, and low-risk health care. NCNM graduates are among the best trained physicians in the world for the delivery of such care.
NCNM Attracts Outstanding Students
NCNM students are intelligent, motivated high achievers who want to make the world a better place. They want to contribute to the health and well-being of patients seeking healthcare assistance from knowlegeable, caring practitioners.
NCNM Programs are Expanding
NCNM currently offers
In addition, we have a nationally certified graduate medical education program providing residencies for naturopathic physicians.
NCNM is at the Forefront of Natural Medicine Research
NCNM's Helfgott Research Institute has a state-of-the-art basic science labs with resources to conduct rigorous, high quality, research on the art and science of healing. With several NIH funded studies, researchers at Helfgott are contributing to the evidence base in natural medicine. NCNM collaborates on integrative medicine research locally, nationally and internationally.
NCNM Meets or Exceeds all Pertinent Regulatory Standards
National College of Natural Medicine is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
For more information download the: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities: A Peer-Evaluation Report 2011
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Both programmatic accreditors are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree program is additionally approved by the California Board of Acupuncture and the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (allowing graduates to sit for their state licensing exams).
For further information regarding programs at the National College of Natural Medicine, please contact:
NCNM Influences National Policy
The integration of conventional and alternative medicine is reshaping policies pertaining to health care. Because NCNM educational programs blend both conventional and complementary medicine, the opinions of its leaders and graduates have become important in the refinement of national health policy.