Naturopathic medical students learn a variety of treatment modalities including herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, nutritional supplementation, dietary modification, lifestyle awareness, craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy and more. NDís are also given training in Chinese medical philosophy, naturopathic manipulation, pharmacology and minor surgery. This diverse training allows naturopathic physicians to work well with medical doctors as well as with acupuncturists, chiropractors and other health care practitioners; and this coordination provides patients with a strong and multifaceted approach to their healthcare.
Naturopathic medical students are trained in all of the physical exams (heart/lungs, eyes/ears/nose/throat, gynecological exams [paps], prostate exams, etc.) as well as a wide variety of standard and non-standard diagnostic tests. In addition to the classroom learning, naturopathic medical students must also complete clinical training by interning in teaching clinics under the supervision of licensed naturopathic physicians; and to become licensed physicians themselves, graduates must pass stringent state board exams.
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Seattle, WA 98101