An Inside Look at My Education and Clinical Training


Critics have accused me of not fully understanding the “comprehensive” naturopathic education I received at Bastyr University. They have suggested that I complete a curriculum comparison myself. Well, I basically already have done just that.

I recently posted a breakdown and analysis of my clinical training at Bastyr University in an article on Science-Based Medicine. I used my academic transcript, course syllabi, and student clinician’s handbook as data sources. It is quite clear that naturopaths do not have enough clinical training to practice medicine as a primary care provider.

If any naturopath can claim that their training is “on-par” with a medical doctor’s or better after reading my post on, he or she is suffering from severe cognitive dissonance.

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