Friday, September 23, 2011
Hurray for 2nd Year!
To become an accredited Naturopathic Doctor in Canada, one must participate in a rigorous 4 year, graduate-level course that is structured around practicals and time spent in the clinic.
At the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON there is an amazing clinic that is manned by 4th year interns of Naturopathic Medicine who are all overseen by a practicing Naturopathic Doctor who acts as their supervisor. The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic is open to the public and makes Naturopathic Medicine available for a fraction of the cost, due to generous donations from in and around the community.
As a 2nd year student, I have now begun to shadow an intern on weekly clinic shifts and I love spending time in the clinic. Being in an environment where people are receiving effective alternative treatments is very uplifting for both the practitioners and the patients.
I strongly suggest paying a visit to the clinic, whether you are already well versed in Naturopathic Medicine or simply want to try it, as the passion and care our interns put into their patients are altogether incredible.
The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic
1255 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON