What's the difference between NDs & MDs?

Illness --> Wellness --> Fitness

In addition to the standard medical curriculum, naturopathic medical students must do extensive coursework in natural therapeutics.  This means naturopathic doctors receive significantly more hours of classroom education than the graduates of many leading medical schools, including Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Mayo Clinic.


In contrast, naturopathic medicine works with the body’s own innate healing capacity, supporting the body’s natural tendency to move towards a state of wellness, when given the right tools and circumstances to do so.

Comparison of Naturopathic Medical Curriculum to Other Programs *

* - Information for the above chart was obtained from University of Washington Medical School and Bastyr University