Changing Your Career to Naturopathic Medicine

Join the AANMC and Drs. Jill Jennings and Ginger Sweetan for a special webinar focused on making a career change to follow your dreams and become a naturopathic physician. It’s never too late to pursue your passion! Drs. Jennings and Sweetan will share their prior backgrounds in the military, real estate, and nursing, and speak about juggling family, school and career responsibilities.

Here’s what you can expect to hear during the webinar:
– How they successfully changed careers to pursue naturopathic medicine
– The difference an ND education has made in their lives
– How previous professional experience can contribute to success as an ND
– Tricks to balancing work and life responsibilities
– Advice for prospective ND students
– What a typical day looks like as an ND

*Webinar does not qualify for CE

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About the Presenters

Jill Jennings, ND is a wife, mother of four, and the founder of Crossroads Natural Healthcare – a Christ-centered naturopathic medicine and health education ministry. She has worked in healthcare for over two decades. After battling her own chronic illness for 10 years she discovered naturopathic medicine and true health. It was her amazing journey of personal healing that inspired her to go back to school to become a naturopathic doctor. Her passion is teaching others about the foundational healing powers found in nutrition and the principals of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Jennings is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences.

 


 

Ginger Sweetan, ND graduated from Bastyr University – California in 2019, and is completing a residency in integrative urgent care at Healthtopia Clinic. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis is biopsychology/psychoneuropharmacology from California State University San Marcos. Dr. Sweetan is a business owner, licensed vocational nurse, U.S. Navy veteran, Girl Scout leader, community volunteer, wife, and mother. She loves living near the ocean, writing poetry, teaching, doing genealogy, and creating novel models for organization. She has a passion for urgent care, biofeedback, and aesthetics with a strong interest in bioenergetics, epigenetics, and anti-aging. Dr. Sweetan fervently believes she is living her best life every day and is enamored with the idea of inspiring those around her to live in authenticity as a means to wellness and joy!

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MD to ND: Changing Careers From One Rich Medical Paradigm to Another

Are you considering a career switch to naturopathic medicine? Join the AANMC, Drs. Shehab El-Hashemy and Dohn Kruschwitz to hear about the journey two MDs chose to follow their passion and become successful naturopathic doctors.
Join this enlightening webinar to:
– Learn how they blend their conventional and naturopathic degrees
– Hear about advanced standing options and how to change careers
– Understand how conventional and naturopathic medicine complement each other
– Gather advice on implementing a career change

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About the Presenters

Shehab El-Hashemy, BSc, HBSc, MBChB, ND, MEd(cand.) is a practicing primary care physician, didactic lecturer, clinical supervisor and Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. He is an experienced academic administrator, associate professor, as well as the author of two popular books on naturopathic and integrative primary care. Prior to NUNM, Dr. El-Hashemy was associate dean of academic delivery at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining academic quality standards meeting the stringent assessment of accrediting agencies and helping its students excel professionally.

Dr. El-Hashemy received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in Egypt, where he completed the core medical curriculum -MBChB I. He received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from CCNM and completed a two-year residency program prior to his 14 years of private practice. Most recently, Dr. El-Hashemy completed a Master of Education degree in 2017 at the University of Toronto, specializing in Health Professional Education. A seasoned primary care trainer with focused expertise in pediatrics, he is the author of Family Medicine & Integrative Primary Care and Naturopathic Standards of Primary Care. Dr. El-Hashemy also served for 10 years in the Canadian Forces Navy as a commissioned officer and seaman.


Dohn Kruschwitz, MD, ND received his conventional medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1966, followed by a Family Practice residency. After practicing for two years in a mission hospital in Puerto Rico, he returned to Iowa and spent the next 16 years in family practice, during which time he became interested in alternative medicine as a possible way to help patients that were not responding to conventional therapies.

After practicing emergency medicine full-time in Iowa, Colorado, and Wyoming from 1986 to1995, he began studying naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine (now NUNM). He obtained his ND degree in 1997, followed by an NUNM residency for one year. He became a full time Associate Professor of Academic and Clinical Medicine at NUNM in 1998. In addition to teaching courses in minor surgery and clinical medicine, he supervised third and fourth-year students in teaching clinics until the fall of 2015, at which time he retired from clinical practice. Since that time, he has continued at NUNM as an adjunct academic professor, teaching the Dermatology/Minor Surgery course.

Dr. Kruschwitz has held the positions of Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean of the Department of Naturopathic Medicine for many years. He was in charge of the NUNM residency program from 1997 – 2003 and was instrumental in helping the NUNM residency become the first fully accredited naturopathic program in North America. He has been a continuous member of the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners Formulary Committee since 1998.

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