Boucher offers a mentorship program called Leading Innovation in the Naturopathic Community (LINC). LINC is comprised of exemplary naturopathic physicians who embody the spirit of naturopathic medicine, and who desire to support the continuous growth and development of both Boucher, and of naturopathic medicine in North America. LINC is a formal mentorship program for senior Boucher naturopathic students. In the program, mentors counsel mentees on professionalism, development, and sustainability, and how those qualities will assist them as they transition into their practice. Mentees are tasked with responsibilities within their mentor’s practice in order to facilitate a reciprocal relationship.
Mentors know what it takes to survive and thrive in the field of health care; their experience and insight are invaluable tools for a new graduate.
“I am so very grateful to have a helpful and willing person to ask questions – [my mentor] and I have similar philosophies about naturopathic medicine so we connect well. She is very approachable with clinical or business questions and responds quite quickly.”
– ND15 mentee
LINC aims to:
- Provide opportunities for enhanced networking and collaboration amongst the naturopathic community across Canada
- Provide a platform for discussion and development of new and innovative ideas
- Support the formation of more successful practitioners for the provision of excellence in health care