Naturopathic Doctors spend 3 years minimum at a University for the premedical sciences followed by 4 years at an Accredited Naturopathic Medical College . The 4 years include basic medical sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, etc) combined with Naturopathic Medical training. This includes training in Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupunture, Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Intravenous Therapy, Manipulation of the spine, Bodywork, and Stress and Lifestyle counseling, along with Clinical training in the out-patient clinic at the school. We are eclectic and consistently observant and Patient centered because there is never one door to open to regain health.
At the end of the schooling there are rigorous North American and Provincial exams that must be passed to be given a license to practice Naturopathic Medicine. The profession is regulated in the province of Ontario . Each Naturopathic Doctor has a License number and is currently regulated under the Drugless Practitioner Act. Naturopathic Doctors are in-line to be included under the Regulated Health Professions Act (the same act that the Medical doctors, Chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Chiropodists, most recently Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Doctors).