This prep course is meant for university or college students who are considering a career in Naturopathic Medicine. This course may also apply to those who are working and considering a career change into Naturopathic Medicine. It is not for those who are already enrolled at a Naturopathic Institution and it is not for Naturopathic Doctors.
This course is a step-by-step guide to determining if becoming a Naturopathic Doctor is the right career path for you. We walk through the day to day work, common obstacles, and discuss the earning potential of various career paths in Naturopathic Medicine.
There are 10 videos included with full lecture notes available. The course should take approximately 2 hours to complete. It is structured in 4 major sections with specific goals for each. After the first section, you should have a good sense of how much it costs to become a Naturopathic Doctor, what the work is like, what the challenges are, and how much money you can make. After the second section, you should know where and how to apply to an accredited institution. After the third section, you should understand how the interview process works and the key to a good interview. The fourth section should give you some guidance on how to proceed after graduation, but knowing these things ahead of time can help you plan ahead.
Overall, the course is perfect for anyone thinking about becoming a Naturopathic Doctor who wants to obtain accurate information from an unbiased and experienced source.
We walk through the actual time commitments and dollar amounts required to become a Naturopathic Doctor. This will demonstrate what the total investment adds up to.
We discuss what the actual work looks like depending on the career path that is chosen. Multiple career paths are described with pros and cons outlined for each.
A continuation of the Common Obstacles lecture.
There are many common obstacles to being a Naturopathic Doctor. We let you know what they are before you jump in so that you can prepare as best as possible.
We review survey results and run through mathematical scenarios that demonstrate the earning potential of various career paths for Naturopathic Doctors.
We outline the exact resources to use to help you figure out where you can study to become a Naturopathic Doctor.
A walk-through of how to apply, what tools to use to do so, and what's important in the process.
A description of key skills that should be demonstrated during the interview process.
Example questions and answers with rationale are provided to help optimize every applicant's interview process.
My final tips for how to prepare and plan ahead. Some advice on what's most important in practice, business, and life and a quick recap of the key messages in the entire course.
Chris is an evidence-based Naturopathic Doctor with over a decade of education in healthcare. He is the Clinic Director of the multi-disciplinary clinic Mahaya Forest Hill and the Sales Director of the herbal company Perfect Herbs. Chris is also involved in teaching, research, and publishing. He has been a Clinic Supervisor at the Naturopathic College and teaches the board exam preparation course. He is the Associate Editor for the Naturopathic Currents Magazine.