Boucher Institute – Educating a Different Kind of Physician

Founded in New Westminster, British Columbia in 1999 on the principles of inclusion, integration, integrity, respect, academic freedom, self-responsibility, and innovation, the Boucher Institute educates a different kind of physician. One who commits themselves to the ongoing practice of self-reflection and personal growth, one who harbours a passionate belief in the efficacy of naturopathic medicine, and one who is deeply committed to leading our world toward a more sustainable healthcare system.

At Boucher, we know the value of hands-on learning. Our cohort model of education ensures small class sizes of 20 to 30 people and honors the value of interpersonal relationships during the learning process. Our students are trained in a broad range of naturopathic modalities, including traditional Asian medicine and acupuncture, and our curriculum is recognized for its emphasis on the roots of the medicine. Our academic philosophy incorporates principles of research-based learning theory, conventional academic wisdom, and invested mentorships.

How do we know our unique academic philosophy works? Our students consistently perform above the average of other CNME-accredited and candidate schools on the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exams (NPLEX), with 100% pass rates on 7 of the past 10 examinations.

Students are also attracted to Boucher because our tuition rates are affordable and our campus is just 25 minutes from the world-class city of Vancouver. Come visit Boucher and discover why there is no better place to become a naturopathic doctor.

 

Boucher wins first place in the 2017 Naturopathic Medical Student Association Cup Competition

From July 12th to 15th a team of five Boucher Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) representatives (Carolyn Mukai, Randi Browne, Matthew Nagra, Paul Valiulis, and Andrew McParland), along with their coach (Dr. Drew Jamieson), travelled to Phoenix, Arizona to attend the NMSA conference and to participate in the 2017 NMSA Cup!

The cup is an annual event that takes place during the NMSA Conference, and teams from the accredited naturopathic medical schools attend to represent their schools and compete for the first-place trophy. After months of Cup team tryouts and practices, the Boucher team was prepared, confident, and excited to be a part of this momentous occasion.

This year, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine has the honor of bringing home the first-place trophy! We could not be more proud of our Cup team and will joyfully embrace the honor of housing the cup for one full year at Boucher. Congratulations to our Cup team and a huge thank you to the NMSA for their organization, support, enthusiasm, and constant encouragement.

 

Boucher students rock NPLEX once again

Our community of students is one of our proudest achievements. We’re proud of their compassion for each other, their eagerness to learn, and their dedication to the naturopathic practice. They demonstrate their excellence to the world by consistently scoring some of the highest NPLEX scores among all CNME accredited schools. February NPLEX results showed 100% passing rate, once again. These high scores ensure that Boucher students consistently go on to have rewarding careers and help us attract the next generation of naturopaths to the Boucher Institute.

 

Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose seminar

Dr. Nikita Vizniak, the Boucher Institute’s Physical Medicine Department Chair, ran a two-day seminar with the athletic therapy departments of the Winnipeg Jets (National Hockey League) and the Manitoba Moose (American Hockey League) this past summer. When you are working on multimillion dollar athletes, you want the best staff and education—they have got it. The Jets and Moose athletic departments are among the best Dr. Vizniak has seen in his 20 years in sports medicine. They are proficient, up-to-date on research, and ahead of the curve on practical application of techniques for the players.

Dr. Vizniak is the director of Professional Health Systems and an honors graduate of the University of Western States. He has been a professional speaker and educator for over 17 years. Aside from his training in physical medicine, exercise science, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging, Dr. Vizniak also has trained in minor surgery, obstetrics, phlebotomy, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and clinical nutrition. He is a globally recognized author and educator whose work and passion are derived from his desire for the promotion of clinical efficiency and excellence.

Keep up with the latest news on the Boucher Institute’s offerings and other noteworthy developments by visiting their website.

 

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