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Holistic Junction’s featured School of the Week: American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
by C. Bailey-Lloyd
Holistic Junction’s featured school of the week is the distinguished American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC). The AANMC believes that “…Naturopathic medicine is a wonderful profession if you want to make a difference…”
Comprised of five member schools,Guest Posting the AANMC offers Bastyr University – just ten miles from Seattle, Washington. Firmly planted on fifty acres of beautiful landscaping and on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, Bastyr’s 186,000 square foot academic facility is adjacent to miles of scenic wooded trails that wind through natural habitat and secluded beach in St. Edward State Park.
Bastyr’s University’s Mission is to “…educate future leaders in natural health education, research and clinical services, we improve the health and well-being of the human community.”
AANMC’s Bastyr University includes rewarding amenities like their facility Library which offers a comprehensive collection on complementary & alterative medicine books, journals, publications, a massive video and audiotape collection and valuable online resources as well. In addition to its library, Bastyr University also has a bookstore, natural foods cafetaria, and even an onsite chapel.
Bastyr University is a leading academic center for educational progression in natural health sciences and carries many accreditations: the Commission on Colleges and Universites of the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges; the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education; the American Dietetics Association; the Washington State Department of Health; Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; and is approved by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service to accept and enroll foreign non-immigrant students as well.
AANMC’s Bastyr University offers multiple academic degree programs in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Science, Health Psychology, and Excercise Science & Wellness. Additionally, AANMC’s Bastyr provides even more programs, such as CAM, and and various Certification programs in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, Naturopathic Midwifery, Natuopathic Medicine Residency and much more.
AANMC’s Bastyr University extends education and training to students so they may one day become natural health practitioners. Bastyr University’s conception and growth is based on the principles of Dr. John Bastyr’s teachings and examples. Renowned to “listen with his heart,” Dr. Bastyr had a simple philosophy: “…the patient, not the doctor, does the curing…,” and was revered as a pioneer and promoter in the field of natural medicine. AANMC’s Bastyr University assures that his principles and beliefs will be a curriculum mainstay.
To learn more about or to enroll in AANMC’s Bastyr University, please visit: American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
The next member of AANMC, is the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine which rests in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada. AANMC’s Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is an established college which affords Canada’s only accredited four-year, full-time Doctor of Naturopathic (ND) program. “The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, since its beginning 25 years ago, has continued to provide scientific, academic and clinical training that has proven its leadership in the educational community. We are committed to ensuring that this education is accessible to all qualified applicants…”
Students at AANMC’s Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine receive more than 4,200 classroom and clinical training hours. Three major areas of study Basic Medical Sciences (including courses in anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology); Clinical Disciplines (physical & clinical diagnosis, differential and laboratory diagnosis, radiology, naturopathic assessment and orthopedics); and Naturopathic Disciplines (Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine, lifestyle counseling and prevention).
AANMC’s Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine additionally has an onsite Naturopathic clinic (Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic) whereby students are afforded the opportunity to observe and perform certain treatments. Having a hand-on instructional environment with patients, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine allows students to apply academic knowledge to attain vital experience in their pathway to becoming a competent and respected naturopathic doctor.
Additionally, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine has a ‘Learning Resource Centre’ which is comprised of hundreds of natural health books and journals, and gives automatic accessibility to over 3,000 medical journals throught its own electronic databases.
Accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) through the US Department of Education, AANMC’s Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine additionally extends co-ed accommodations which conveniently parallels its main campus.
To learn more about or to enroll in AANMC’s Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, please visit: American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
National College of Naturopathic Medicine, situated in placid Portland, Oregon is AANMC’s is yet another important member. The National College of Naturopathic Medicine meets or exceeds all pertinent regulatory standards, and is accredited by many organizations including: the State of Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization; the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME); the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM); and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). National College of Naturopathic Medicine believes in “…supporting the future of Natural Medicine…”
AANMC’s National College of Naturopathic Medicine follows a curriculum that emphasizes the holistic spirit of classical teachings of Oriental Medicine. Founded on the healing wisdom of many cultures, National College of Naturopathic Medicine “…seeks to preserve and convey the classical modalities of naturopathy and honor the principles that guide naturopathic care:
The healing power of nature
Treating the whole person
First do no harm
Identify and treat the cause
Prevention is the best cure, and
Doctor as teacher…”
National College of Naturopathic Medicine offers versatile educational programs including four-year degree programs for Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, and Classical Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Additionally, AANMC’s National College of Naturopathic Medicine extends residency programs and continuing education series as well.
To learn more about or to enroll in AANMC’s National College of Naturopathic Medicine, please visit: American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
AANMC’s Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine mission is “…preparing students to become naturupathic physicians educated and trained in the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine. To serve the public by providing quality education, research and natural medcial care in the science and art of health promotion, disease management and preventio