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Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by PB, May 1, 2000.

  1. PB

    PB

    Hello,
    what is your opinion of naturopathic medicine? I think there are only 3 accredited schools in the U.S. (Bastyr, National, and one other one)
    I was considering this at one time but figured if I wanted to work internationally as a physician, it would be better to have an M.D. degree, which is probably more recognized in other countries.
    Also, does anyone know if you start off at a foreign school if you can transfer to a naturopathic school? This could be a good option for those wanting to get back into the U.S. (that is, if they believe in naturopathy)
    thanks,
    PB
     
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  3. argonx

    argonx Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    N.D's sound like modern quack medicine. Similar to D.O's when they first started ages ago. I was looking into one of their schools just does not seem like a good area for me. However, N.D's problaby do ok seeing that alot of people have a distrust of M.D's nad D.O's (mainstream medicine). I to am interested in international health but N.D schools I would stay away from.

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  4. UHS03

    UHS03 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Actually, the degree is NMD (which I feel is purposefully misleading to patients..too close to MD.) I can tell you that I worked at a hospital that employed MD's, DO's, and one NMD. The NMD was the butt of many behind closed-doors jokes, and no one took him very seriously. Personally he was a really nice guy, and I liked him a lot. I don't really have an opinion of naturopathic medicine, but that is how the hospital I was at reacted to it.
     
  5. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Naturopathy is BARELY a recognized form of practice in the US let alone the rest of the world. It's a very loosely-based profession that's been around a long time with little to no growth. I'd stay away from them.


    Tim of New York City.
     
  6. argonx

    argonx Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah i'd stay away.
     

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