About the ND Residency Program

Learn more about the NUNM Residency program.

Residency Program Information:  video format

NUNM Residency Sites Information: video format

Bastyr Residency Affiliates Information: video format   pdf format

As part of the process of assisting in the transition from student to practicing physician, NUNM has established residency programs both locally and throughout the United States. These positions are designed to assist and guide new graduates in gaining a wide range of clinical experiences. Depending on the State licensure, the resident may gain experience and confidence by completing rotations in women’s health, physical medicine, IV therapy, and minor surgery, primary care, as well as community medicine and adjunctive care. In addition, a few teaching residencies will allow the resident to develop their own medical skills through mentoring, daily supervision and engaging in ongoing clinical education at several accredited Naturopathic colleges and universities.

Residency placement is a competitive process. In addition to completion of the Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from an accredited institution, candidates must demonstrate professionalism, maturity, commitment to serve, excellent clinical abilities, and an aptitude for enhancing their clinical skills.

Today, the NUNM program has distant site residencies in fifteen states and territories with a total of 49 offsite and 15 onsite residents for the 2017–2018 academic year. These numbers are projected to grow steadily each year. Since NUNM is committed to the importance of a one year of post-doctoral clinical training, our goal is to assist the profession as it prepares to meet the ever-increasing demand for highly-skilled naturopathic physicians.

An increasing number of states are adopting naturopathic licensing laws requiring a minimum of one post–doctoral year of clinical training. The number of individuals who access alternative medicine is steadily growing. As a result, there is an increasing need to educate the public and support the field of naturopathic medicine through post-doctoral clinical training programs.

NUNM Student Residency Information Meeting December 4, 2017, 9:30–11 a.m. in Radelett Hall.

Apply to the Residency Program

To qualify as an applicant for the NUNM Residency Program, individuals must have graduated with a naturopathic doctorate from a college or university that has been accredited or has been granted candidacy accreditation status by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education. Graduates from other accredited colleges and universities are encouraged to apply to the NUNM Residency Program.

We begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Residency Year. Applications are available to download from this website. You are also able to view job descriptions from the various distant sites in order to learn more about their program and requirements.  If you would like to have an application mailed to you directly, please submit your request to the Residency Department at residency@nunm.edu.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to have all portions of the application completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on January 19, 2018.

NUNM 2018-2019 Residency Application Information & Forms

Other Residency Opportunities

The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) also has a list of ND residency programs. Take a look at what AANMC offers.

Residency Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding the NUNM Residency Program, please contact:

Dee Saunders, ND, MS
Associate Dean, Residency, College of Naturopathic Medicine
503.552.1946
Email