You can smell it in the air and feel it in the breeze, a slight crispness that can mean only one thing — fall has arrived. I love this season, the colors, the tastes, the feeling of earnest endeavor that seems to pervade every facet of our lives. I suppose it’s because no matter how old we grow, we still associate fall with the excitement of going back to school. New teachers, new classmates, new challenges to be met, a renewed focus — it’s all part of the season.
It’s time for the colleges and universities of the AANMC to get back to work now too. Most of our schools are already in session, with new ND students everywhere just beginning their exciting journeys toward careers in naturopathic medicine. (To “meet” two of these students, be sure to attend our next Webinar. Read on to discover what the schools are doing to make this their best year yet!
Admissions & Academia
Bastyr announces second campus location: San Diego, Calif.
It’s official! Bastyr University’s new California campus will be in San Diego, approximately 14 miles north of downtown. With classes beginning in fall 2012, Bastyr is excited that it will now be able to offer quality naturopathic medical education at both ends of the western seaboard. READ MORE >
Centralized Application Service goes live!
As of Sept. 1, 2011, the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Centralized Application Service (NDCAS) is now up and running. Prospective students can use this tool to apply to multiple ND schools simultaneously, greatly streamlining the process. READ MORE >
Dr. Khalsa appointed new Boucher president
The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine recently announced the appointment of Dr. Guru Sandesh Singh Khalsa as the school’s third president. Having held positions at both National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), and more recently at University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), Dr. Khalsa brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the Boucher community. READ MORE >
NCNM to offer new academic programs
Beginning in 2012, NCNM will offer two new academic programs: Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine for Chiropractor (DCs), and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR). Both programs will be available to new students in September 2012, with the DC Professional Track involving three extended weekends each quarter plus summer intensives. READ MORE >
UBCNM and Bastyr students shine at AANP convention
When the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) held its annual convention in August, Bastyr student Joshua Goldenberg took home the Naturopathic Student Scientist award. And after 12 competitive rounds, UBCNM defended its 2010 championship title and won the ZRT Cup collegiate quiz bowl prize! Congratulations, Joshua and UBCNM!
ND Schools Benefit Patients and the General Public
CCNM survey shows naturopathic care reduces prescriptions, ER visits
A recent survey commissioned by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) resulted in some very interesting findings: an estimated two million Ontario residents now see NDs. Of those, approximately four in 10 report fewer visits to family doctors, and three in 10 report fewer hospital visits as a result. READ MORE >
NCNM profs present National Wellness Week Webinars
As part of National Recovery Month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched National Wellness Week (Sept. 19–25, 2011). In participation, naturopathic doctors Marnie Loomis and Chris Cooke presented a Webinar, Conditions That May Mask Depression. READ MORE >
Boucher Clinic holds Mom & Baby Wellness Week
The Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic is offering pregnant women, new moms and babies three free visits this week (Sept. 26–Oct. 1, 2011). Boucher is committed to women’s health and is currently developing Canada’s first naturopathic midwifery program. To book an appointment, be sure to mention this promotion. READ MORE >
To an exciting and educational school year,
Web Content Editor