Success Stories

In retrospect, I came to naturopathic medical school seeking solutions to my own health issues. Today I hope to inspire and educate those seeking additional therapies to treat their illnesses as illness can often be cured when one creates the conditions for health.
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We have so many powerful tools and can make so many positive changes with naturopathic medicine because it is so good at working on the whole person and not just the disease. Being passionate about naturopathic medicine and having a clear vision of what you want to do will set you up for success.
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As an athlete, I struggled with chronic stress fractures and eventually fractured my pubic bone. After a lack of answers from medical specialists, I was forced to search on my own for the underlying cause, which ultimately led me to a career in Naturopathic and Chiropractic Medicine.
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I am a first-year student in the dual Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Classical Chinese Medicine (ND/MSOM) program at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR.
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I’m a clinical supervisor at NUNM’s main teaching clinic, in addition to supervising students at one of our partner clinics that supports patients as they recieve treatment for substance use disorders.
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Senior Research Investigator at National University of Natural Medicine Helfgott Research Institute Affiliate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University Department of Neurology and Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
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As a naturopathic doctor who is board certified in naturopathic oncology, I work with chronic disease and provide integrative cancer care. I also use acupuncture extensively in my practice. Going through cancer treatment is extremely stressful for patients and their families. By providing complementary oncology care, I love that we can educate, improve a quality of life, and help recovery of so many people.
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"When I saw the principles of naturopathic medicine, I knew instantly that this was the profession I was looking for. I knew I wanted to be a doctor of some sort, but could not decide how I was going to combine my love for holistic psychology with medicine." states Monicka Fosnocht
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Dr. Sweet's recommendation to future students is bring your curiosity and motivation. Keep an open mind and nurture a willingness to learn.
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Like many who find our profession, I struggled with my own unresolved chronic health issues from years of stress, frequent travel, and excessive antibiotic use. I found the best solutions for myself with naturopathic medicine.
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