Graduates of our accredited schools share their stories of success – from schooling to their careers.
As Associate Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, Dr. Secor describes his role as “a challenge and blessing being one of the only NDs directing and growing a multi-site hospital-based IM program.” Learn more about Dr. Secor’s path to naturopathic medicine and his advice for prospective students.read more
“Although I enjoyed delivering care to my patients as a conventional medical doctor, I did not feel totally fulfilled personally and professionally.”read more
“I was determined to prove that perhaps modern medicine did not have all the answers. Mix that with drive and a reluctance to accept the status quo, and you have what some would call passion.”read more
“I get to share a piece of people’s lives and help guide them to better health on a daily basis. I enjoy creating a safe, connected, and inspiring atmosphere for my patients to heal. “read more
Immediately following the completion of his undergraduate degree, Dr. Erik Nelson packed his bags and pursued his calling in naturopathic medicine at SCNM. Learn how Dr. Nelson combines his love of sports with his career in naturopathic medicine.read more
Dr. Raynette Ilg’s career started in office work, but her family roots in botanical medicine led her to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine. Dr. “Ray” fondly recalls picking healing herbs from her grandmother’s garden, a practice that foreshadowed her professional calling as a naturopathic doctor.read more
“I didn’t want to be one of many clinicians shuffled through the system. I wanted to feel like I was, and am a pioneer in a field that is truly guiding the way of the future.”read more