Welcome from the AANMC President

Dear Health Professions Advisors:

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) for resources to assist your students on their journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor (ND). We strive to make this process as user friendly as possible, but please feel free to contact us if there are additional resources you would like to see, or if you have trouble finding what you are looking for.

In your role as an advisor, you likely will come across students wanting to make a difference in the health of their community and their planet. Some of these students express that they want to explore natural medicine. The problem is — how do you locate accredited programs that combine medicine and nature, plus lead to a fulfilling career? The AANMC is here to guide you and your students as you seek resources in this field. 

The world of naturopathic medicine is a terrific opportunity for these students to explore. NDs practice whole person, primary care medicine and address the root causes of disease. They apply a unique combination of nutrition, botanical medicine, physical medicine, conventional therapies (such as pharmaceuticals), and more to individualize patient care. By studying to be a naturopathic physician, your students will learn to combine the best of natural therapies alongside evidence-based medical science. Many types of jobs are available to a naturopathic medical school graduate: physician, advisor in a medical center, author, supplement industry expert, nonprofit organization leader, and much more.

As someone important in the lives of these students, we invite you to learn and share what it takes to become an ND.  You may be the key to a student discovering this rewarding career path offered at accredited naturopathic medical schools across North America.

Please join us as we define the future of health care by introducing promising young doctors to the field of naturopathic medicine.

Warm regards,

Melanie Henriksen, ND, LAc, CNM
AANMC President


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