Curriculum - Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
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The core, or required, curriculum for the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree provides the foundation and skills necessary for establishing a naturopathic family practice.
First year studies include the normal structure and function of the body with a solid introduction to naturopathic theory, philosophy, and therapeutics and begins the organ systems courses,
Second year continues the organ systems courses and focuses on the study of disease and diagnosis while beginning course work in botanical medicine, therapeutic manipulation, clinical nutrition, and homeopathic medicine sequences. To enter into the clinical training of the third year, students must pass all basic science courses and diagnostic courses, as well as a clinic entrance examination.
Third year continues focusing on the botanical medicine, manipulation, clinical nutrition, and homeopathic medicine sequences, which emphasize case management, and gives major emphasis to clinical training. Students must pass a clinical primary status exam to proceed in the clinic.
Fourth year The major focus of the fourth year is practical clinical training, working side by side with licensed physicians caring for patients. A clinic proficiency exam ensures clinical competency prior to graduation.