Post-Graduate Naturopathic Residencies

Helping Naturopathic Doctors Take Root

The AANMC Residency Application is Open

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2018-19 Residency Deadlines


This is an OPEN application process.
All graduating naturopathic medicine students and recent graduates of any school that is accredited or granted candidate status by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education are welcome to apply. For additional details regarding individual sites, please contact the residency administrator of the school you are interested in applying.


We believe in improving healthcare by facilitating structures and processes, and accessing resources that support exemplary naturopathic post-graduate medical education.

One of the most important aspects of naturopathic medical training is the opportunity to work with patients in a genuine clinical setting. AANMC member schools all offer clinical experiences throughout the course of study. However, in the interest of furthering their educations, many new naturopathic doctors also choose to complete residencies upon graduation.

Residencies are not required for licensure and practice (*except in Utah), but they are very popular, and many NDs elect to practice in a residency setting for one or two years before striking out on their own. Just as new MDs benefit from the experiences gained during residency, new NDs find the patient interactions available in a residency setting to be invaluable in becoming a better doctor. Such real-life experiences are one of the things that set AANMC naturopathic medicine programs apart.

Each sponsor school must meet stringent requirements, which can be reviewed in the Handbook on CNME Postdoctoral Naturopathic Medical Education Sponsor Recognition Process and Standards. Graduates of AANMC schools are eligible and welcome to apply for and participate in ND residencies.

Our Values






Our vision is to provide universal naturopathic post-graduate medical education.

In Cooperation With: 
The AANMC Residency Committee shall function with the support of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) and other specialty boards of naturopathic medical examiners.