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INM Residency Consortium

The INM Residency Consortium (IRC) is a new, more sustainable model for a naturopathic residency program.  Success of this model affords the opportunity for a significant increase in additional hands-on, practical training opportunities available to new, licensed naturopathic doctors across the United States.

Did you know that naturopathic residency programs are not paid for like other medical residencies, which falls under taxes we all pay to Medicare? It’s true. It is why the Institute for Natural Medicine provides one solution for recent graduates with an innovative model for Naturopathic Primary Care Residency. We seek out funding to support graduates from accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges. Each program evolves around a residency region, which draws from the host school, select nearby clinics serving as residency sites, and private or corporate support.  

The program is so successful that we have more clinics that want to support than we have funding. As it expands, we are seeking funding. If your company would like to significantly increase additional hands-on, practical training opportunities available to new ND’s please contact INM’s president and CEO, Michelle Simon, PhD, ND.

For a deep dive on the residency program, check out our INM Residency Consortium Magazine here.

IRC residents emerge from this program as stronger naturopathic physicians, geared with knowledge on how to execute naturopathic practice, successfully.

Each resident receives training in all aspects of a successful ND practice, including medical support, office tasks, billing, leadership, business training, and most importantly, mentoring, shadowing, and casework as a naturopathic physician. This is a rapidly growing program that has the potential to significantly grow throughout the United States, with donor support.

The IRC program focuses on training in all aspects of successful naturopathic practice.  Features of this model include a focus on:

  • Greater experience interfacing with patients in a primary care setting,
  • Practice using clinical skills and modalities,
  • Robust performance benchmarks,
  • A robust Quarterly Academic Seminar training series to deepen medical knowledge,
  • Skills necessary to start and maintain a thriving clinic, and
  • A shared funding model with contributions from partner clinics, accredited universities, and corporate or private sponsors

If you are a current or prospective resident or partner clinic please visit our ND Professional website to learn more about the IRC program.

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