The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is committed to the health and safety of students, staff, and community. Since closing the campus doors in March due to COVID-19, BINM quickly transitioned to remote learning. Following safety protocols, select students have been invited back on campus to complete the practical portions of classes.
Jessica Schule, BSc, ND is a naturopathic doctor, part-time acupuncture student, and full-time mother. Dr. Schule shares her path to a career in naturopathic medicine and how she works to bridge the gap of Indigenous medicine with naturopathic principles.
Katarzyna Podolska is a fourth-year naturopathic medical student at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, how she balances life as a single mother and ND student, and advice for future students.
Dr. Ashleigh Lane, BSc, ND is a clinic supervisor with a focus on Women's Health at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine and advice for future ND students.
The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine continues to grow as western Canada’s only naturopathic medical school. Learn about exciting opportunities for international medical graduates, community involvement, and student leadership.
"I’ve always loved nutrition and biochemistry, and I found naturopathic medicine to be strong in those areas. The principles of holism and the idea of the intrinsic ability of the body to heal also really connected with my personal philosophy on health."
“I have an insatiable hunger for learning, a passion to empower my patients on how to find optimal health, and a powerful drive to teach the best naturopathic doctors of the future. I love being part of a diverse and passionate community of naturopathic colleagues who are not only devoted to helping guide their patients, but also bettering this world as a whole.”
"Becoming a naturopathic doctor isn’t just a career, it is a way of being. Throughout the program we grow as students and as people. We learn determination, resiliency, adversity, empathy, courage, compassion, patience, and so much more."
Every year the field of naturopathic medical education advances significantly. Each of the seven accredited naturopathic medical schools share an overview of what happened on their campus to further academics, scholarship and community outreach.