Boucher’s full-time four-year program includes approximately 4,800 hours of class and preceptor time and includes approximately 1,200 hours of clinical training, which culminates in the professional Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine designation. International medical graduates can apply for an advanced standing track with less class time.
At Boucher, we offer students the highest standard of education. We also strive to bolster a community that is founded on the principles of inclusion, integrity, safety, respect, academic freedom, self-responsibility, innovation, and sustainability.
This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Medicine Clinical and Academic Mentorship
Mentorship is key to successful learning. Our cohort-model of learning ensures small class sizes and personal relationships with their peers and professors. Through mentorship, students gain insight into new skills and knowledge through example and support.
Boucher’s curriculum is designed to be an immersive, comprehensive experience of the naturopathic profession. Our modalities include botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, nutrition, physical medicine, psychology and counselling and traditional Asian medicine. In addition to learning all six modalities, we offer classroom and clinic practice hours in traditional Asian medicine so graduates are eligible to practice acupuncture upon completion of the program.
Clinical training provides clinic interns with the opportunity to learn and develop the skill, knowledge, and attitude required to become proficient and effective Naturopathic Physicians. This includes integration and application of core principles, clinical problem solving and diagnostic skills, as well as expertise in ethical patient care and use of core modalities. Clinic interns observe, support, and manage patient care, giving them the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience under the guidance of professional clinical faculty. Visit our clinic website at Boucherclinic.org to learn more!