Naturopathic medical colleges are four-year postgraduate schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of traditional medical schools. The degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine requires four years of graduate level study in the medical sciences including: anatomy - cardiology - physiology - neurology - biochemistry - radiology - pathology - minor surgery microbiology - obstetrics - immunology - gynecology - pharmacology - pediatrics - dermatology - lab diagnosis - clinical and physical diagnosis - and other physcial sciences.
Throughout the fours years, there is training in naturopathic therapeutics, including therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, and other therapies. Because the course work in natural therapeutics is added to a standard medical curriculum, naturopathic doctors receive more hours of classroom education than the graduates of many traditional medical schools. There are 4 accredited colleges of Naturopathic Medicine in the United States:
14500 Juanita Dr. NE Kenmore, WA
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11231 S.E. Market Street
Portland, OR 97216
Phone (503) 255-7355
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Health Sciences
2140 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282
60 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06601