The Education of a Naturopathic Doctor

EducationThe standard medical curriculum together with natural therapeutics demands extensive hours of classroom education and is comparable to that required by conventional medical schools. This includes leading institutions such as Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. Achieving a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine (N.D.) takes at least one year longer than a doctorate degree (M.D.) in conventional medicine.

In addition to their rigorous academic and clinical training, registered Naturopathic Doctors must pass stringent board exams administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners.

Naturopathic physicians are the only medical professionals formally educated to practice pure natural medicine independently or in conjunction with conventional medicine. Naturopathic physicians have the knowledge of natural treatments, strategies and diagnostic approaches as well as conventional treatments and diagnostic modalities. Their expertise in natural therapeutics allows them to connect with the world of natural medicines as practised by chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and others.

The conventional part of their training enables naturopathic doctors to order and interpret conventional tests and diagnostic imaging as well as to effectively consult with general practitioners and specialists or make referals when appropriate.

Naturopathic medicine offers safe and effective treatments for a broad spectrum of illnesses and conditions. It’s gentle nature and focus on cure and prevention makes this medical system a preferred choice for everyone working towards optimal health.

Dr. Kodet allocates time to teaching others in the practice of natural medicine.

He has designed and taught the following courses at various universities and colleges:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Rehabilitation / Kinesiology
  • Modern Principles of Sports Training
  • Sports Massage
  • Pharmacology
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutrition

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