About

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine offers first class naturopathic training for the doctors of tomorrow. Our personalized education, diverse teaching clinic, and highly trained doctors contribute to a remarkable learning environment within a community of experts culminating in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) designation.

About the Institute

The Boucher Institute is located in the heart of downtown New Westminster, British Columbia. With the campus located steps from the Columbia skytrain station, Boucher is a 30 minute ride from downtown Vancouver. Boucher is one of only two naturopathic medical schools accredited by the US Department of Education accredited Council on Naturopathic Medical Education* (CNME) in Canada, a professional accrediting agency for naturopathic medicine programs.

Along with our commitment to offering students the highest standard of education, we also strive to preserve a community that is founded on the principles of inclusion, integrity, safety, respect, academic freedom, self-responsibility, innovation and sustainability. We endeavour to facilitate a community in which each member feels valued and supported on their journey of self-discovery and academic exploration.

Our academic philosophy strives to incorporate principles of research based learning theory, conventional academic wisdom, clinical experience and creative problem-solving. Through mentorship, students gain insight into new skills and knowledge, and familiarize themselves with the naturopathic professional landscape.

The Boucher Institute is also home to the quickly growing Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic. Faculty and students provide first-rate natural health care for the community and see approximately 1,000 patients per month.  The clinic equips our interns with invaluable hands-on experience. We also proudly partner with external community clinics, enabling students to gain experience treating different patient populations with a range of treatment modalities.

*For information contact:  CNME, PO Box 178, Great Barrington, MA 01230, (413) 528-8877. As a professional accrediting agency, the CNME ensures the highest quality of naturopathic medical education is delivered through participating naturopathic medical programs. Accreditation enables Boucher Institute students to sit the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), offered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Passing the NPLEX is required for licensure in most regulated jurisdictions, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and those states in the U.S. that regulate the practice of Naturopathic Medicine.

Boucher Philosophy

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Accreditation

"Accreditation is recognition granted to educational institutions or to specialized and professional programs offered by educational institutions that signify the attainment of a certain specified level of quality and integrity in its operations. This recognition entitles programs and institutions to the confidence of the general public, the educational community, governmental agencies and other agencies and organizations." – Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, Handbook of Accreditation, 2007 Edition

  • CNME

    The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). As a professional accrediting agency, the CNME ensures the highest quality of naturopathic medical education is delivered through participating naturopathic medical programs.
    Accreditation enables Boucher Institute students to sit the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), offered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Passing the NPLEX is required for licensure in most regulated jurisdictions, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and those states in the U.S. that regulate the practice of Naturopathic Medicine.

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  • PTIB

    The Boucher Institute is additionally accredited in accordance with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of British Columbia. Boucher Institute students are thereby eligible to apply to provincial and federal Student Assistance Programs.

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  • EQA

    Province of BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) - BINM is EQA designated. British Columbia public and private post secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality standards are eligible for EQA status.

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