Most of you are unaware that Naturpathic Doctors (ND) are better than Medical Doctors (MD/DO) in almost every way. I am here to enlighten you.
Here is some information directly from their AAMC equivalent.
"But when comparing the training and philosophies of NDs and MDs, it’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong"
"During the first two years, ND students’ credit loads are almost identical to those of MD students. In nearly every biomedical science, ND students are required to complete as many credits as, if not more than, MD students. Specifics vary by school, but a 2010 course comparison of the University of Washington
’s (UW) MD program and Bastyr University
’s ND program shows that during the first two years, UW MD students complete a total of 150 credits and Bastyr ND students complete 151.5 credits, most of them in comparable biomedical and diagnostic science courses."
"However, it is during these later years that MDs’ educations begin to differ noticeably from those of NDs. MDs complete clerkships, which are courses in various medical specialties, and although MD students see plenty of patients during these clerkships, their roles are primarily observational: they are not primarily responsible for patient care.
Third- and fourth-year ND students have increasing opportunities for hands-on clinical training and practice, often at their schools’ teaching clinics and off-site clinics, which offer diverse patient populations. This period of clinical training goes well beyond the observation and is absolutely essential to NDs’ educations – so much so that clinical training is now being introduced during the first and second years of education at several AANMC-member schools. As a result, naturopathic medical students graduate prepared to begin practice and to diagnose and treat patients, whereas MD students are required to complete residencies after graduation in order to gain clinical experience."
damn MD's, get on track
"When examining a naturopathic medical curriculum, especially in comparison with that of a conventional medical school, remember this important differentiating factor: all future NDs are in training to become primary care physicians.
In other words, a naturopathic medicine program is by definition a specialization in primary care – a field of medicine in extreme shortage in the US today
oh yea that primary care shortage
Why waste time grubbing for that obsolete and extremely limited MD? Go apply for your ND today at <https://portal.ndcas.org/>! It's just like AMCAS but probably better.
Who whouldn't want to attend one of the currently accredited ND schools?
Pick from one of these fine institutions:
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
National College of Natural Medicine
National University of Health Sciences
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
University of Bridgeport