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The Footsteps Of A Naturopathic Doctor

ND career path: the Path to being a naturopathic doctor (ND), a doctor of natural medicine and medical practices.
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Gabriela C

on 20 January 2014

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Transcript of The Footsteps Of A Naturopathic Doctor

FINALE UPSHOT
The Footsteps Of
A NARUTOPATHIC DOCTOR

What is a naturopathic doctor?
Doctors that focus on natural medicine!
Methods of Naturopathy
*
Nutritional counseling

*
Herbal medicine (herbalism)

*
Homeopathic medicine

*
Acupuncture

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Hydrotherapy
(water therapy)

*
Physical medicine
(using touch, hot & cold compresses, & sound waves to manipulate the muscles, bones, or spine)



Why would I be an
amazing
NATUROPATH
?
*
Love idea of the
healing power of nature

and body as a whole

(got the motivation and passion! Believe it!)
*
Love
research
and
continuous learning
*
Good
science and math marks
*
Emotional strength & maturity
*
Compassionate & empathetic
*

Problem solver
*

Positive perfectionist
*
People person
*
Modern medicine = less satisfaction
= more demand for naturopaths
*
Why a naturopathic doctor?

* Natural remedies are more effective (personal experience)

* Modern medicine leaving less satisfaction = in demand of naturalistic doctors
* Aboriginal beliefs encourage to become a Healer

* Love the power of the healing of nature

* Love helping people naturally

* Naturopathy is extremely interesting & awesome
♥☺DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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Motivate healthy lifestyle
changes
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Find root
of illness or discomfort
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Prescribe
/make
natural remedies
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Minimize risk of harm
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Remain
and
enhance patient's health
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Perform minor surgeries
(i.e. cysts,
superficial stitches)


*
Spirituality
- may use hypnosis, guided imagery, or others.
Potential Money Givers
* Health Canada

* Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

* Natural stores (i.e. Nutrition House)

* Health Clinics

* Make own clinic and be your own boss
THE MAGICAL WORKPLACE
THE MAGICAL WORKPLACE
Job Sites
for a

NATUROPATH
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Clinics

*
Own clinic

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Offices or treatment rooms

*
Naturopathy School
(i.e. Canadian College of
Naturopathy Medicine)

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Hospitals

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Natural health stores
A NARUTOPATHIC DOCTOR
*Evening and weekend work is common & on feet most of the day
* Work up to 60 hours/week
On-the-job Training
After two years of studying, there is
on-the-job training
for the remaining
two years
in the
naturopathy school

such as the Canadian College of Naturopathy Medicine's clinics
(of whatever specialty student studies)
in campus
.
Workplace Safety
* Wash hands frequently
* Tool handling & sterilizing
* Make sure herbal remedies don't crash with modern medicine
* Wear safety equipment according to treatment or examination
* Trained and aware if chemicals are around
Pay Scales!
Naturopaths can charge $125 to $180 an hour for services.
Per Hour
Annual
$30,000- $40,000/year.
Some earn up to or over $100,000- $200,00 per year according to clients and experience.
Advancements
* Public interest of naturopathy is to be increased

* Naturopaths are in high demand

* Salary will likely raise due to the public interest
Education & Training
High School
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GRADE 9

computers
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GRADE 10
computers
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GRADE 12
Algebra & Geometry
Calculus
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Social Studies
Computers
*
GRADE 11

Probability & Statistics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Social Studies
Computers
Other than compulsory
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Check with councilor to make sure courses satisfies graduation requirements
*courses may vary from school to school
College & University
FIRST:
One needs to study subjects in university to be applicable at naturopathy school.
LATER
: enter a naturopathy program in a naturopathy school to get licensed. Such as the
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
in Toronto, Ontario.
University Courses
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
COLLEGE COURSE
*
Naturopathic Doctor (ND) (professional degree) program
- 4 years

(2 years classroom training/
2 years clinical experience in campus' clinics)
CREDENTIAL
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Diploma (Post-Graduate)
ESTIMATED TUITION
$80, 400/4 years (tuition only w/o books)
* As of 2014
Co-op availability
Yes!
$91,776 CAD (Plus books + fees)
Starters
NDs usually schedule no more than 8 to 10 appointments per day.
Experienced/ND owner or partner of large clinic
$80, 000 - $90, 000/ year
Everyone needs dough to survive
Toronto, Ontario
Why Become a Naturopath?
What do NDs do?
Scholarships and Bursaries
Grab most talented university graduates that are interested in being an ND
CCNM has made scholarships and bursaries that will:
Reward and acknowledge achievement and excellence
Encourage cultural diversity within the student life and population
Help with assistance to students who do not have the financial support to attend CCNM
Before naturopathy school, one has to study in university:
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general

biology
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organic chemistry (with lab)
*

physiology
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psychology
*

humanities elective

(i.e. sociology)
Related Occupations
Acupuncturist
Massage Therapist
Osteopathic Physician
Physiotherapist
Psychologist
Herbalist
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Homeopath
Natural Therapist
The Future
Due to lack of satisfaction of modern medicine, and increased interest in alternative medicine:
* NDs can expect an about 35% increase in job growth for the next 9 years
Must DOs:
LEARN/IMPROVE
*
Working with others
*
continuous learning
*
Word processing
*
Technology
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Problem solving
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Reading skills
*
Decision making
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Critical thinking
*
Oral communication
*
Numeracy skills
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Writing skills
*
Document use
BE GOOD COMPETITION:
Assets:
* 2 years or over of experience
* Physical stamina
* Detail oriented
* Hand-eye coordination
* Good memory
* Able to organize a good harmless treatment plan
* Follow the principles of naturopathy
* LOVE healing and improving lives with the power of nature!
Useful skills & Experience
Personal Experience
bay tree
* Practiced naturopathy remedies since young age (i.e. bay leaves, chamomile, aloe vera, tamarind)
Aloe vera
chamomile
Tamarind
* I love healing others & have done advice on minor issues (i.e. the female's health, burns, dehydration)
ACTION PLAN
* Take grade 11 and 12 courses that contain high level science and math
* Get job experience in a natural store (i.e. Nutrition House in Carlingwood Mall)
* Apply for scholarships & support such as from Pathways Education & Duke of Ed
* Go to University of Ottawa then to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Possible barriers
& making them strengths
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Math
= study, practice, tutoring.

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Science
= study class notes of the day daily, tutoring.

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Money
= Pathways to Education, Duke of Ed, scholarships, save via summer jobs.
- It will be over than $90,000 for my education
- I can follow my aboriginal motivation of being a Healer as a career nowadays & NDs will become more popular
I learned:
ADVICE
Learn as much as possible to know whether or not being an ND is for you. And if it is, stay determined, and go for it!
Knowledge Donors
•* http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/jobposting.do?searchstring=Naturopath&button.submit=Search&id=12213177&source=searchresults
•* http://work.chron.com/naturopathic-physician-job-description-17604.html
•* http://naturopathic.org/content.asp?pl=16&sl=60&contentid=60
•* http://alis.alberta.ca/occinfo/Content/RequestAction.asp?aspAction=GetHTMLProfile&format=html&OCCPRO_ID=71003235#Personal71003235
•* http://ca.indeed.com/Naturopathic-Doctor-jobs
•* http://www.binm.org/blog/302-career-trends-in-naturopathic-medicine
•* https://www2.careercruising.com/careers/profile-at-a-glance/299
.* http://www.ccnm.edu/about_ccnm/principles_naturopathic_medicine

Principles of naturopathy
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First
, to
do no harm

* To
treat
the
root of disease

* To
heal
the
whole person

through
individualized treatment

* To

emphasize prevention

* To
support the healing power of the body

* To
teach
the
principles of healthy living and preventative medicine
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