Education & Training
To obtain a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, students must have three years of undergraduate pre-medical sciences followed by successful completion of a 4-year full-time in-residence medical program at an accredited Naturopathic medical school. This includes more than 4,500 hours of classroom training and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience. For more information on Naturopathic medical training, please visit The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education at www.cnme.org.
There are seven accredited Naturopathic medical schools in North America. To learn more about these schools, please visit the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges at www.aanmc.org.
To be licensed or registered in states or jurisdictions that allow licensure or registration as primary care general practice healthcare provider, Naturopathic doctors must pass NPLEX board exams that are written after the 2nd and 4th year of study. For more information, please visit the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners at www.nabne.org.