Monday, March 31, 2008

Naturopathy's Science / Scientific Claim:

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I.01.a7. - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine:
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[recommended Google.com searches, without the exterior quotes: 
"site:scnm.edu branches", "site:scnm.edu "science based""]
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[for their youtube.com channel, click here, http://www.youtube.com/user/NaturopathicSCNM]
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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[medcenter.scnm.edu]
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"branches"
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science";
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(click here,
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[in "About"]
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"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science";
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(click here,
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[in "SCNM Research Night 2013 Recap"]
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"SCNM researchers and students are advancing the frontiers of medicine by turning scientific insights into treatments that improve patients’ lives. Through a partnership with Arizona State University Biodesign Institute, the SCNM research department is bringing cutting-edge scientific techniques to the naturopathic field";
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(click here,
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[@scnm.edu]
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[in 'homepage'] [begins in archive.org at 2005-09-22]
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"SCNM offers a four-year professional [!!!] medical [!!!] degree in naturopathic medicine accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Graduates are educated in the same basic sciences as MDs";
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(click here,
http://www.scnm.edu/)[vsc 2009-02-20]
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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ii.[@scnm.edu]
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[in “The Naturopathic Physician”]
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“naturopathic doctors practice is based on the same basic biomedical science foundation that allopathic practice is […] a licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year professional naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. […] the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine requires four years of professional level study in the medical sciences […] the four-year professional level program requires hands-on experience within the different modalities and medical sciences”;
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(click here,
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions"(2008)]
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"naturopathic and conventional physicians [...] both [are] required to study the biomedical sciences at a four-year accredited graduate medical school [...for our] rigorous curriculum [...] the first two years of naturopathic medical school consist of education in the basic biomedical sciences similar to that of conventional medical school [...] is naturopathic medicine scientific? Yes [...naturopathy] continues to grow and incorporate scientific advances. The SCNM Research Department [...] continues to perform state of the art studies that are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {entire},
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.00.25-00.01.32},
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(click here,
(archived here,
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions"(2011)]
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"in addition to the academic prerequisite course work listed on the application process, highly recommended course work includes: organic chemistry II, biochemistry, medical terminology, developmental psychology, nutrition, genetics, biomedical ethics, computers, college algebra, statistics, philosophy of science, anatomy and physiology, embryology, plant identification, Latin and Spanish. Non-science undergraduate majors who are planning on enrolling at SCNM are highly encouraged to take additional life science or biology courses [...] the Southwest College ND program prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities: primary care doctors (respecting the integrated relationship of body and mind while combining the wisdom of traditional healing with the rigor of scientific methods) [...] scientific research and writing [...] we serve the public by providing quality education, research, and natural medical care in the science and art of health promotion [...] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine’s curriculum is science based and comprehensive. It offers a solid foundation in the basic sciences";
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(click here,
http://www.scnm.edu/faqs.html)[vsc 2011-01-05]
(archived here,
http://web.archive.org/web/20100725110434/http://www.scnm.edu/faqs.html)[vsc 2012-08-04]
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.scnm.edu/faqs.html)
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iv.[@scnm.edu]
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[in "What is a Naturopathic Physician?"(2003-)]
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"[the AANP pamphlet 'Naturopathic Medicine: What It Is…What It Can Do For You!' is credited as a partial source] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [...] naturopathic physicians are primary health care practitioners whose diverse healing techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary healthcare – an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. The principles of naturopathic medicine are based upon objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles [...] the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine requires four years of graduate level study in the medical sciences [...] the four-year post graduate residency program requires hand-on experience with the different modalities and biomedical sciences [...] a licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D.";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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v.[@scnm.edu]
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[in "What is a Naturopathic Physician?"]
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"Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [...] naturopathic physicians are primary health care practitioners whose diverse healing techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods [...it's a] science [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine are based upon objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances [...] the four-year post graduate residency program requires hand-on experience with the different modalities and biomedical sciences [...] a licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D.";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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vi.[@scnm.edu]
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[in "Selecting a Naturopathic Medical College"{aka why_scnm.pdf}]
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"Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [x2...] we serve the public [!] by providing quality education [!], research and natural medical care in the science and art of health promotion, disease management, and prevention [...] what are the strengths of the curriculum? Southwest's curriculum is science based and comprehensive. It offers a solid foundation in the basic sciences and features several required courses in every naturopathic modality";
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(click here,
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vii.[@scnm.edu]
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[in "2004-2005 College Viewbook"{aka scnm_viewbook.pdf}]
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"[44 occurrences of 'scien'] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [x16...] what you can expect [...] a four-year professional degree in naturopathic medicine. Graduates are educated in the same basic medical sciences as an M.D. [...] the mission. To prepare students to become naturopathic physicians educated and trained in the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine [...a] science and art [...] naturopathic medicine [...] the art and science of individualized health care [...] botanical medicine [...] scientifically researched and formulated [...] nutrition [...] scientific knowledge [...] dietary sciences [...per alumna Lucille, H. (ND SCNM, BSN SCNM)] 'clinical sciences' [...per provost Lanphear, J. (MEd ?, PhD ?)] 'clinicians teach alongside basic medical scientists' [...] first academic year: composed of basic medical sciences [...] second academic year: continues the basic medical sciences [...] medical training. The clinical [applied] experience is a key part of your education at Southwest College. Here students apply the scientific knowledge acquired in their academic study [...] entering first year students [...] undergraduate major [...] biological sciences: 29% [...per Rouhani, S (SCNM student)] 'with naturopathic medicine you get the best of both world -- all the academic training that a traditional doctor receives, from basic sciences' [etc....] a wide range of career opportunities [...including] scientific research [...per Waters, R. (PhD ?)] 'the art and science of natural healing' [...] the Southwest College Research Institute [...] basic sciences research [...] Southwest's curriculum has the strongest research focus. 100% of our students are involved in research [...] courses in the N.D. program cover the fundamentals of the scientific method [...] the application process [...] a basic science faculty member [...] admission prerequisites [...] a minimum GPA of 3.0 (science courses taken over 7 years ago are subject to review) [...] biology with lab (science major level) [...] chemistry with lab (science major level)";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "2005-2006 SCNM Catalog"]
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"[75 instances of the root 'scien'] the president must be able to look into the future to see where our graduates need to be to best serve the public’s health needs and position graduates to lead successful and rewarding careers as naturopathic physicians. For example, with
scientific evidence implicating environmental toxins as a contributing factor in a growing number of chronic degenerative diseases, we created a plan, and raised money, hired the foremost faculty in the profession, and developed a Center of Excellence in Environmental Medicine [...] Winter Quarter 2005/2006 [...] Jan. 24 NPLEX - Basic Science Exams; Jan. 25-27 NPLEX - Clinical Science Exams [...] Summer Quarter 2006 [...] Aug. 1 NPLEX - Basic Science Exams; Aug. 2-4 NPLEX - Clinical Science Exams [...] the mission of the College is to prepare students to become naturopathic physicians educated and trained in the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine. The mission is also to serve the public by providing quality education, research and natural medical care in the science and art of health promotion, disease management and prevention based upon these principles [...] objectives [...] to offer degree, certificate, and continuing education programs in medical and healthcare education and training that have strong basic science foundations and clinical relevance [...] SCRI goals: tt\o conduct scientific, evidence-based research on naturopathic medicine [...]  to disseminate clinically valuable information and scientific research about issues in naturopathic medicine that affect the healthcare system [...]  SCRI is committed to advancing the science-based knowledge of alternative medicine [...]  the Research Advisory Board oversees the Scientific Merit Review Applications [...] we employ conventional medical physicians and researchers with extensive experience in biological research and sciences, who collectively provide strong support for scientific research [...] biomedical sciences and the art of medicine come together in our clinical program [...] the College's curriculum is designed to provide a strong basic science foundation of explanatory knowledge on which to build clinical skills and expertise [...] the first academic year (quarters 1 - 4) begins with the basic didactic medical science curriculum [...] the second academic year (quarters 5 - 8) continues the basic science curriculum [...] applicants with science courses taken more than 7 years ago must demonstrate competency to the admissions Office [...] biology: 12 [semester credits], courses with lab, for science majors; chemistry 12 [semester credits], 8 credits in general chemistry (courses with lab, for science majors) [...] the basic sciences curriculum includes anatomy, biochemistry, histology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology, and is designed to establish a core of knowledge necessary for clinical training [...] students must be able to observe demonstrations, conduct experiments and tolerate odors in the basic sciences [...] letters of recommendation from the Dean of the school or program and a basic science faculty member of the college from which the applicant is transferring, indicating the student is leaving in good academic standing, are required [...] graduation requirements [...] pass NPLEX Basic Sciences  examination [...] naturopathic medicine is a distinct medical system of healthcare: an art, science and practice of diagnosing and treating people and preventing disease [...] the North American Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners (NABNE) provides basic science and clinical science examinations that most jurisdictions use to license naturopathic graduates [...] Eligibility for Clinical Training [...] passed the Basic Sciences portion of NPLEX or comply with existing NPLEX policy (see NPLEX policy) [...] Division of Basic Medical Sciences [...] Department of Basic Medical Sciences [...] the Department of Basic Medical Sciences provides in depth study of the principles and concepts relative to the structure and functions of the human body [...] the courses of the research curriculum address the fundamentals of advanced scientific method in medicine and the practices and policies of the generic research community. Students learn scientific literature review and evaluation of reliability of published data [...] RSCH 610 Basic Concepts in Research I (Lecture 2): this course discusses the scientific method, scientific technology and the analysis of scientific data in general as it relates to naturopathic medicine. Prerequisite: none [...] all research involving human subjects must first be submitted to the Research Advisory Board (RAB), a committee of Southwest College clinical faculty, for assessment of quality and scientific merit [...] Division of Clinical Science [...] CSRV 800 Clinical Science Board Review (Lecture 3) This online course is a clinical science review for the NPLEX examination. Prerequisites: None [...] the mission of the Institute is to advance the scientific basis and clinical application of human individuality in
health and disease through medical education, outreach, research and patient care";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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viii.
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[in "2008-2009 College Viewbook"]
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"the mission of Southwest College of Naturopathic medicine
(SCNM) is to provide high quality student oriented medical education to advance the art and science of naturopathic medicine [...] naturopathic medicine is more than the use of natural
therapies – it is the art and science of individualized health care [...] students are educated in the same biomedical sciences as an M.D. [...] comprehensive curriculum that is both science based and rooted in naturopathic medicine [...] the first two years of the program are comprised of courses in biomedical sciences [...] strong biomedical science foundation [...] DR. Matthew Baral Associate Professor and Dept. Chair of Pediatrics, Division of Clinical Sciences [...] science courses completed more than 7 years at the time of application are subject to review [...] courses with lab, for science majors [x2]";
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(click here,
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vix.
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[school's catalogs]
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[in "2009-2010 Course Catalog"]
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"naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science [p.003; there's more sci. claims such as below]";
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(click here,
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[in "2010-2011 Course Catalog"]
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"naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation as that of allopathic practice [p.003...] the North American Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners (NABNE) administers and provides the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX) which is comprised of biomedical science and clinical science examinations that are used in North America to license graduates of approved naturopathic medical schools [...] NPLEX Examination Dates for 2011: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Basic Science Exams; February 2 - 4, 2011 Clinical Science Exams; Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Basic Science Exams; August 3 - 5, 2011 Clinical Science Exams [p.005...] the basic sciences curriculum includes anatomy, biochemistry, histology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology and is designed to establish a core of knowledge necessary for clinical training [p.010...] the first calendar year (quarters 1-3) begins with the basic medical science curriculum [...] the second calendar year (quarters 4-7) continues the basic medical science curriculum [p.016...] the department of basic medical sciences provides in-depth study of the principles and concepts relative to the structure and functions of the human body [p.023...] the courses of the research curriculum address the fundamentals of advanced scientific method in medicine [p.024...] in order to apply to take the NPLEX, students must have satisfactorily completed all basic science coursework [p.039...] NPLEX Biomedical Science Board exams [p.044]";
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(click here,
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[in "2011-2012 Course Catalog"]
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"naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] [....] their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation as that of allopathic practice [p.003...] NPLEX Examination Dates for 2012: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Basic Science Exams; February 8-10, 2012 Clinical Science Exams; Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Basic Science Exams; August 8-10, 2012 Clinical Science Exams [...] the North American Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners (NABNE) administers and provides the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX) which is comprised of biomedical science and clinical science examinations that are used in North America to license graduates of approved naturopathic medical schools [p.005...] students will learn evidence-based, effective naturopathic treatment protocols [p.025; there's more sci. claims such as above]";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,

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[in "2012-2013 Course Catalog"]
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"[45 instances of 'science'] naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation as that of allopathic practice [p.003...] SCNM is a school of medicine and health sciences grounded in naturopathic principles [...] deliver the highest quality, holistic naturopathic medical and health sciences learning experiences [...] establish and build the college’s reputation as a research leader advancing the frontiers of medicine by turning scientific insights into treatments that improve patients’ lives [p.004...] NPLEX Examination Dates for 2013 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Basic Science Exams February 6-8, 2013 Clinical Science Exams Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Basic Science Exams August 7-9, 2013 Clinical Science Exams [...] the North American Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners (NABNE) administers and provides the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX) which is comprised of biomedical science and clinical science examinations that are used in North America to license graduates of approved naturopathic medical schools [p.005...] the SCNM Library supports the curriculum by enhancing students’ learning experiences with resources covering basic medical information to the natural health sciences [p.008...] the first calendar year (quarters 1-3) begins with the basic medical science curriculum [...] the second calendar year (quarters 4-7) continues the basic medical science curriculum  [p.017...] the research classes address the fundamentals of advanced scientific method in medicine and the practices and policies of the generic research community. Students learn scientific literature review and evaluation of reliability of published data [p.024]";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in their "Two Nat Docs Tell All Podcast #1" {Morstein, M. (ND NCNM), Worden, D. (ND SCNM)]
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“Two Nat Docs Tell All: The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine [...] no gimmicks, no weirdoes[sp.], just real science”;
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[I think calling the naturopathic principles in content SCIENCE is really weird and a gimmick and FAR AFIELD of what actual science is. Perhaps Archive.org will have the mp3 after their embargo period, though it's not on the SCNM site, yet I have it in my database from when it was a live link]
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xi.[@scnm.edu]
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“graduates are educated in the same basic sciences as MDs, including natural therapeutics and nontoxic approaches";
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(click here,
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xii.[@scnm.edu]
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics and whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: vis mediatrix[sp.] naturae---nature is the healer of all diseases. Their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is";
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(click here,
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xiii.[@scnm.edu]
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[in "Degree Program"]
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"naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) attend a four-year graduate-level naturopathic medical program and are educated in the same basic sciences as in conventional medical school";
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
xiv.[@scnm.edu]
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[in "Media Kit"]
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"[our] curriculum [is] based on a strong foundation in biomedical sciences [...] how does one become a licensed ND? [...the] education must include biomedical sciences and naturopathic modalities. [And a person] must take and pass basic and clinical science board exams to be a licensed primary care physician by a state or jurisdiction [...] the four-year medical program requires hands-on experience within the various modalities and biomedical sciences";
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xv.[naturalhealers.com]
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[in "Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences"]
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"Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and  Health Sciences, founded in 1992, educates in the art and science of naturopathic medicine to prepare students to be conscientious and caring health care providers. The mission of the college is to prepare students to become naturopathic physicians educated and trained in the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine and to serve the public by providing quality education, research and natural medical care in the science and art of health promotion, disease management and prevention based upon these principles [...] naturopathic physicians (NDs) attend a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical program and are educated in all of the same basic sciences as in conventional medical school [...] the curriculum offers a strong foundation in biomedical sciences [...] the ND program prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities: primary care doctors [...] combining the wisdom of traditional healing with the rigor of scientific methods [...] scientific research and writing";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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xvi.[Peterson's]
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[in "Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program"]
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"Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM), founded in 1992, offers a four-year professional degree program leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.). Graduates are educated in the same basic sciences as an M.D. [...] the mission of SCNM is to prepare students to become naturopathic physicians educated and trained in the principles and practice of naturopathic medicine and to serve the public, by providing high-quality education, research, and natural medical care in the science and art of health promotion, disease management, and prevention, based upon these principles [...] SCRI is committed to advancing the science-based knowledge of alternative medicine [...] the N.D. program prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities, such as primary-care physicians [...] combining the wisdom of traditional healing with the rigor of scientific method";
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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xvii.[@SCNM]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is";
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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xviii.[@SCNM]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is";
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
xix.
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[in "Naturopathic Medical Education"]
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"the degree of doctor of naturopathic medicine requires four years of graduate level study in the medical sciences";
(click here,
http://www.scnm.edu/nddegree/education.htm)
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[in "The Naturopathic Physician: Philosophy"]
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) [...] practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is [...] the Naturopathic Oath: I dedicate myself to the service of humanity, as a practitioner of the art and science of naturopathic medicine";
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[in "Prospective Student Open House"]
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"we offer a program that integrates a strong biomedical science foundation with the modalities of naturopathic medicine";
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[in "Fast Fact Sheet"]
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"Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and  Health Sciences [...] Southwest College, located in sunny Arizona, educates in the art and science of integrative medicine [...] experience the integration of biomedical sciences and the philosophy of natural, preventative healing [...] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, founded in 1993 educates in the art and science of naturopathic medicine [...] the science and art of health promotion, disease management and prevention [...] naturopathic physicians (NDs) attend a four-year, graduate level naturopathic medical program and are educated in all of the same basic sciences as in conventional medical school [...] the curriculum offers a strong foundation in biomedical sciences [...] the rigor of scientific methods [...] the mission of SCRI is to design and carry out basic science and clinical outcomes trials ";
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xxiii.
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[in "Applying to Naturopathic Medical School"]
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"prerequisite coursework [...includes] biology: 12 credit semester hours w/lab, for science majors; chemistry: 12 credit semester hours w/lab, for science majors [...] successfully complete interview cycle [...] academic / professional interview: conducted by a basic science faculty member and a naturopathic physician [...] SCNM strengths [...] innovation [...] science based curriculum [...] quality faculty [...] basic science faculty: PhD, MD, DC, ND, DO [...] rigorous program/quality students (100% must pass NPLEX Basic Science Boards to graduate)";
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print media
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[Vegetarian Times]
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[1993-06 advertisement]
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"become a naturopathic physician [...] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [...] learn from nationally recognized physicians teaching scientific naturopathic solutions [p.067]";
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[psc 2011-05-22]
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[Yoga Journal]
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[1993-09/10 advertisement]
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"become a naturopathic physician [...] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [...] learn from nationally recognized physicians teaching scientific naturopathic solutions [p.138]";
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[psc 2011-05-22]
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[Yoga Journal]
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[1993-07/08 advertisement]
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"become a naturopathic physician [...] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [...] learn from nationally recognized physicians teaching scientific naturopathic solutions";
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