About the Residency Program
As part of the process of assisting in the transition from student to practicing physician, NCNM has established residency programs both locally and throughout the United States. These positions are designed to assist and guide new graduates in gaining a wide range of clinical experiences in primary care. The resident will become a more confident physician by completing rotations in neurology, women’s health, physical medicine, IV therapy, and minor surgery as well as community medicine. In addition the resident will develop their own medical skills through mentoring, daily supervision and ongoing clinical education at NCNM’s teaching clinics.
Residency placement is a competitive process. In addition to completion of the Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from an accredited institution, candidates must demonstrate professionalism, maturity, commitment to serve, excellent clinical abilities, and an aptitude for enhancing their clinical skills.
Today, the program has distant site residencies in seven states and 24 residents for the 2012–2013 academic year. These numbers are projected to grow steadily each year. Since National College is committed to the importance of a one year of post-doctoral clinical training, our goal is to assist the profession as it prepares to meet the ever-increasing demand for highly–skilled naturopathic physicians.
An increasing number of states are adopting naturopathic licensing laws requiring a minimum of one post–doctoral year of clinical training. The number of individuals who access alternative medicine is steadily growing. As a result, there is an increasing need to educate the public and support the field of naturopathic medicine through post-doctoral clinical training programs.
Apply to the Residency Program
To qualify as an applicant for the NCNM Residency Program, individuals must have graduated with a naturopathic doctorate from a college or university that has been accredited or has been granted candidacy accreditation status by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education. Graduates from other accredited colleges and universities are encouraged to apply to the NCNM Residency Program.
We begin accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Residency Year in December of 2012. Applications are available to download from this website. You are also able to view job descriptions from the various distant sites in order to learn more about their program and requirements. If you would like to have an application mailed to you directly, please submit your request to the Residency Department 503.552.1848 or by email to Melanie Henriksen firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to have all portions of the application completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on January 14, 2013. NCNM 2013-2014 Residency Application
If you have questions or concerns regarding the NCNM Residency Program, please contact:
MaryK Geyer, ND