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Ortho Molecular Products and INM Partner to Support Naturopathic Residency Programs

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The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) and its Residency Consortium, a premier, sustainable residency model for top naturopathic doctor (ND) graduates, is proud to announce its partnership with Ortho Molecular Products. Our shared goal is to create a residency cohort model that will close the gap between medical doctor (MD) and ND post-graduate training.

The Need for Naturopathic Residencies

The need for ND residencies is significant: Five out of every six graduates are seeking a residency, yet current residency programs lag in programmatic standardization across sites and lack systems to ensure a high level of focus and participation from residents. In addition, current residency programs do not provide business training.

“To level the playing field of post-graduate residency education, INM has designed a unique three-part- funding model to help expand primary care residency access. We partner with an academic institution, select vetted multi-practitioner naturopathic primary care clinics, and stakeholder corporations in the sector to help fund two-year primary care residencies,” explained INM president and CEO Michelle Simon, Ph.D., ND. “Ortho Molecular Products was one of the first companies I reached out to, recognizing a natural alignment with their mission to transform the practice of medicine. Their dedication to providing efficacious products for the supplement market and tools for providers and practices make them an ideal partner for our program.”

Other Post-graduate Opportunities

In addition to providing nutritional solutions and clinical resources, Ortho Molecular Products is an active supporter of community clinics operated by naturopathic medical schools, such as Southwest
College of Naturopathic Medicine (renamed to Sonoran University of Health Sciences in September 2022). The opportunity to support NDs on their post-graduate journeys to clinical practice was a natural fit for Ortho Molecular Products.

“Naturopathic doctors are some of the highest-trained practitioners in functional integrative medicine, yet they are faced with considerable headwinds post-graduation and need more support within the medical community,” said Aaron Bartz, president of Ortho Molecular Products. “Our goal as an organization is to support NDs at every stage of their careers. We look forward to partnering with INM to prepare the next generation of naturopathic doctors to be successful in clinical practice.”

About Ortho Molecular Products

For more than three decades, Ortho Molecular Products has researched and manufactured high-quality, efficacious nutraceuticals sold exclusively to thousands of health care professionals nationwide and in Canada. Ortho Molecular Products is headquartered in the Chicagoland area, with an FDA-audited, cGMP-certified manufacturing facility in Stevens Point, WI. The commitment to efficacy, uncompromising manufacturing, and legendary customer service establishes Ortho Molecular Products as a leader in the nutrition industry. To learn more, visit

About the Institute for Natural Medicine

The Institute for Natural Medicine is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in collaboration with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. The mission of the organization is to transform health care in America by increasing both public awareness of naturopathic medicine and access to
naturopathic doctors for patients. To learn more, visit

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The Institute for Natural Medicine, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. INM’s mission is to transform health care in the United States by increasing public awareness of natural medicine and access to naturopathic doctors. Naturopathic medicine, with its person-centered principles and practices, has the potential to reverse the tide of chronic illness overwhelming healthcare systems and to empower people to achieve and maintain optimal lifelong health. INM strives to fulfil this mission through the following initiatives:

  • Education – Reveal the unique benefits and outcomes of evidence-based natural medicine
  • Access – Connect patients to licensed naturopathic doctors
  • Research – Expand quality research on this complex and comprehensive system of medicine

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