The Research Education Program (REP) is a core component of Boucher’s academic curriculum.
Research I lays the foundations for research literacy and critical appraisal, with a strong focus on ethical practices in health care.
Research II reviews data collection methods, biostatistics, and effects measures used to evaluate clinical trials.
Research III provides students with the guidance, scope and resources to produce an in-depth academic research paper that contributes to the naturopathic knowledge base.
Final-year students receive guidance from the department as they move to the clinical component of their training, during which they will produce a final Case Report, and record an evaluation, treatment and outcomes of a patient seen at Boucher’s onsite clinic.
In addition to their training schedule, students attend Grand Rounds sessions that connect them to the wider naturopathic community, and discuss current academic research during Journal Club.