June Director’s Update

Last month marked an exciting milestone in the world of Naturopathic Medicine. On May 31, 2015, the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education granted candidacy status to the Universidad de Turabo, Naturopathic Medicine Doctoral Program (NMDP) in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The program now has five years to successfully complete the process toward full accreditation. Students from this program will be eligible to take the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination while the school works toward accreditation. Congratulations y felicidades for all the hard work of administration and staff leading up to this accomplishment.

In other fabulous news, the AANMC Clinical Competencies of the Graduating Naturopathic Medical Student are beginning to be utilized formally. They are published online in MedEdWorld and the DOI number for professional citation can be found here: http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2015.005.0005

The American Public Health Association also just accepted our poster presentation of the AANMC Clinical Competencies at their annual conference in Chicago, October 2015. It will be my honor and pleasure to discuss the competencies with our public health colleagues at this world-renowned event. The competencies were also used during a HRSA funded grant to create competencies for integrative primary care clinicians through the University of Arizona. On behalf of the AANMC and CCACO – we are so proud of the strides the naturopathic profession is making as a result of two years of hard work, culminating in publication of our clinical competencies.

In health, Dr. Jo


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