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Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Info

The only naturopathic medical college in Western Canada, the Boucher Institute occupies a building in New Westminster, BC, with a view of the mighty Fraser River, half an hour from snow-capped mountains, fertile farmlands, the Pacific Ocean and urban downtown Vancouver, BC.

Mission Statement

To provide an outstanding and distinctive education in the art and science of Naturopathic Medicine.

To reflect, support and conduct research in evidence-based natural medicine

To serve as stewards of the traditional, current and future knowledge and skills of Naturopathic Medicine

To cultivate a humanistic approach to medicine that respects the vulnerabilities of all persons and supports their health and well being

To serve the health care needs of the community

Our Goals

To be faithful to the principles of naturopathic medicine and to recognize and validate the contributions of the sciences, as well as traditional healing arts in the evolution of naturopathic medicine.

To nurture the development of critical thinking skills, analysis and clinical reasoning by engaging the student, utilizing an integrative educational model which incorporates diverse instructional methods, and by assuring academic freedom

To honour, encourage and facilitate the development of the compassionate and authentic naturopathic physician through the process of self-reflection and personal growth so that s/he is capable of recognizing and supporting the patient's individual process of healing

To protect the safety and dignity of all students, staff and faculty, thereby ensuring an educational environment conducive to optimal learning

To encourage and support students and faculty to engage in a range of research projects from literature reviews to lab and field studies and to publish the results

To advance naturopathic medicine through education, research and development and by sharing findings and their implications with both the professional community and the community at large

To provide a comprehensive and accurate review of the history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine in an intensive, immersion core course, as well as integrating naturopathic principles throughout the curriculum

To provide quality instruction that keeps alive the historical knowledge and skills of the profession, as well as keeping abreast of leading edge advances and discoveries in natural medicine.

To hire highly qualified program directors, department heads and faculty with terminal degrees To establish, protect and maintain a comprehensive historical section in the Institute library

To develop a Code of Ethics, a guide for "living the life of an ethical naturopathic practitioner", to be integrated into the curriculum and general school environment

To honour diversity in our communities and emphasize the professional privilege of serving society To maintain an exemplary state-of-the-art teaching clinic

To establish and maintain a resource-information centre with educational outreach programs for our local community

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is a private organization
Enrollment: 160
No. of Schools: 1

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