Changing Healthcare with a Unique Mindset

Sonoran University of Health Sciences is a leader in comprehensive team-based approach to natural health. Blending patient care with innovative research and a cutting-edge naturopathic curriculum, both Sonoran University students and graduates are using a uniquely different mindset to change healthcare. Sonoran University’s faculty, physicians, and staff work together to prepare students for success in medical school and beyond as they become successful naturopathic physicians. With Arizona’s wide scope of practice, students can become proficient at using all naturopathic therapies to treat and heal, including acupuncture, IV and injection therapy. Keep up with the latest news about Sonoran University and the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program by visiting Sonoran University of Health Science’s website and YouTube channel.


Changing the World of Botanical Medicine

Arriving in the early months of 2020, the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Medicine will advance 21st century Botanical Medicine. The Institute will conduct analytical testing, cellular and molecular biology assays, and metabolomic testing on (medical) botanicals. It will expand benchtop and clinical research opportunities for students, and work alongside other academic institutions and leading natural product companies to generate and publish new knowledge, develop new botanical products and improve existing formulas.

Honors Tracks

Sonoran University has launched five distinct honors tracks in community health, nature cure, pain management, pediatrics, and regenerative medicine. The honors tracks give qualified students the ability to gain a richer and more in-depth experience within a specific emphasis. In addition, these focused areas of clinical education can help position students for competitive post-graduate opportunities and residencies.


Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine

Dedicated in 2018, the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine is the first of its kind at any naturopathic medical school, continuing Sonoran University’s reputation as leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine and stem cell therapy. The center provides extensive research opportunities and additional clinical experiences for students focused on providing non-opioid pain relief options to the patients.


Sage Foundation: Providing quality healthcare to those in need and allowing students to broaden their patient experiences

In addition to on-campus clinical experiences at Sonoran University’s Medical Center and Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine, Sonoran University third- and fourth-year medical students treat patients at various community clinics throughout Maricopa County. At these clinics, patients include children in low-income school districts, domestic violence survivors, low-income families, individuals coping with HIV/AIDS and patients recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. This gives students the opportunity to help underprivileged communities and expand their clinical experiences.


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