Doctors

REGISTRATION CRITERIA

DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE (DNM) - LEVEL I


POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

• Health Science 800 hours (University level)
• Public Health 200 hours
• Clinical Internship 1000 hours
• Natural Medicine Courses 2000 hours

POST-GRADUATE DOCTORAL PROGRAm

  • 4000 hoursof training and experience in Natural Medicine (PhD level)
  • Thiscategory includes but is not limited to Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Eastern(Ayurvedic, Chinese) Medicine Doctors, and Non-Medical Osteopaths, chiropractors and foreign trained doctors (Doctoral research and upgrading innatural medicine is required).

DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE (DNM) - LEVEL II


(AllopathicTrained Medical Doctors/Professionals)

  • Minimum of 1000 hours of training and experience in at least twoareas of Natural Medicine as a complement to conventional treatment.
  • Proof ofpre-med under graduate degree program plus formal training in a 4-5 yearmedical program.
  • Category includes, but is not limited to Medical Doctors, Dentists,Medical Osteopaths, and Orthomolecular Medical Doctors (MD).

NOTE: Potential registrants with non-doctoral education cannot be registered as a Doctor of Natural Medicine.

HOURS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, APPRENTICESHIP or INTERNSHIP


Traditionally, most educators have gone to great lengths to ensure that learners invested sufficient hours as a basis for earning grades. Despite the importance of "time on task," what is more valuable is that a person comes away from a course with a level of skill and understanding that prepares them for life, in a holistic sense. The apprenticeship system in most guilds and trades required a person to be able to perform certain skilled actions or produce items of a certain quality before being promoted. This type of pedagogic approach can be seen in the writing of Johann Amos Comenius (1592-1670); in John Milton Gregory's Seven Laws of Teaching; or in reminiscences of training by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, in Scudder's In the Laboratory with Agassiz. In other words, "hours spent do not an education make." While learning does take time, a useful education comes from focusing on practical life-changing results which may or may not be reflected in program length alone.

Program hours here are to be estimated based on:

    1. The supporting documents, e.g. laboratory hours on formal transcripts, attestation of clinical instructor, etc.; and

    2. Estimated clinical hours based on a usual work week; i.e., 40 hours per 48 weeks, if engaged in full-time practice. The supporting document in this case is a notarized copy of previous business licenses or a signed letter from the institution of employment (e.g. Hospital, Clinic, Out-Patient Facility, Hospice, etc.).

NOTE: CERTIFICATION UNDER BNMDP-NA IS NOT AN ACADEMIC DEGREE. POTENTIAL REGISTRANTS MUST PROVIDE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE OF EDUCATIONAL STANDING AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO PASS CERTIFYING EXAMS IN ORDER TO BE REGISTERED. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.