Welcome, Pre-Health Advisors and Counselors!

The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) encourages enrollment of qualified, outstanding candidates who wish to earn the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree and practice naturopathic medicine – a holistic approach to healing that utilizes treatments intended to promote the body’s innate healing capacity such as nutrition, herbal medicine and a range of other effective modalities.

Together, with your expertise as a pre-health advisor and our extensive resources, we can meet the challenge of gauging which prospective pre-med students are best suited for a career in naturopathic medicine, an equally challenging and rewarding career alternative to conventional allopathic medicine.

We invite you to learn and share what it takes to become an ND – a rewarding career path offered at seven accredited North American naturopathic medical schools.

Naturopathic medicine is an intriguing career path for those exceptional, health-focused students looking to you for guidance. Please join us in helping to transform the future of health care from a focus on disease to a focus on health by introducing promising young doctors to the field.

Please join us in helping to define the future of health care by introducing promising young doctors to the field.

In health,
Fraser Smith, ND, MA
AANMC President


Quick Facts – Helpful resource guide about naturopathic medical careers and schools


Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools – Familiarize yourself with the seven AANMC programs across 8 North American campus locations


Preparing for a Naturopathic Medical Education – Become well-versed in up-to-date admissions requirements, application processes, and financial aid resources to chart an individualized game plan for prospective candidates.


Comparing ND & MD Curricula – When comparing the training and philosophies of NDs and MDs, it’s important to remember that each field is unique and offers distinct benefits to patients and the medical field as a whole.


Licensure – Discover the wide range of currently licensed states and provinces, and understand what’s required for NDs to practice in other areas


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