If you are a student of naturopathic medicine, or hope to become one in the future, what aspect of your education do you look forward to the most? Time in the laboratory? Clinical training? Research opportunities? Community outreach? All of these activities and more make up the varied tapestry that is a naturopathic medical education. The AANMC-member schools are places of learning not only for students, but for professors and the larger medical community as well. Read on to learn how our schools are helping to push the boundaries of medical knowledge – both within and beyond campus borders…

Domestic violence shelter expresses gratitude to SCNM

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) has an extended site clinic at the Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence shelter the United States. There, faculty-supervised SCNM students treat patients for a variety of conditions, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. In October the Sojourner Center presented SCNM with the Hope Honors award for actively supporting the center’s mission, and named October 20, 2011, as “Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Day.” READ MORE >>

Boucher Institute opens natural health store

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) is excited to announce the opening of its first retail outlet, Boucher Naturals. Currently under construction, the store will feature a fully stocked natural dispensary and campus bookstore with a comprehensive range of natural health products. Managing the store will be former executive director of the Canadian Health Food Association, William Reynolds. READ MORE >>

UBCNM unveils new herbarium

Faculty member Dr. Jody Noe recently received funding to conduct research in ethnobotany, the study of the plant lore of indigenous cultures. The grant provided for the addition of an herbarium to the botanical medicine lab at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), where Dr. Noe is working with to identify an unknown species of milkweed used by Cherokee healers in Oklahoma to treat cancer, HIV and other chronic diseases.  READ MORE >>

Bastyr researcher investigates sauna treatment to sweat out toxins

Bastyr University faculty researcher Jason Allen and students are launching a first-of-its-kind study to measure how heat treatments can help cleanse the body of toxic chemicals, a need that conventional medicine has not yet satisfactorily addressed. READ MORE >>

AANP honors NUHS faculty member with prestigious Vis Award

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recently honored Dr. Louise Edwards, a faculty member at the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS), with its prestigious Vis Award. Developed in remembrance of Bastyr University co-founder Dr. Bill Mitchell, this award is granted to individuals whose work and spirit best demonstrate “Vis” — the Latin-derived profession’s term for the healing power of nature. READ MORE >>

To get a closer look inside the campuses of these colleges, tune in to tomorrow’s “ND Student Life” Webinar (Nov. 3): Two current students will share their experiences.

To your naturopathic education,

Shana_Hinds_croppedShana Schorsch
Web Content Editor
www.AANMC.org