Now that you know more about the medicine we teach and practice, it’s important to know about our long history in the Valley of the Sun providing education and care for those looking for integrative care. From our inception, we've blended new ways of learning and teaching with timeless principles of naturopathic and conventional medicine.
The moment you step onto campus, you'll feel SCNM's welcoming environment, our close-knit community of supportive students and accessible faculty all willing to help. The walls of the academic building are adorned with your mentors, proud SCNM alumni.
At SCNM, they take a different approach to research. The faculty and students are putting the science behind naturopathic therapies and creating new treatments for therapeutic care. This work is often performed in collaboration with other institutions so as to improve integration of naturopathic medicine in a larger health arena.
Some of the things that set naturopathic medicine apart is the growing awareness that doctors not only heal, but also teach and advocate for their patients. Naturopathic doctors are innovators in healthcare, as they focus on patient-centered care with a strong emphasis on preventive care, nutritional education, natural treatments and the ability to empower patients to take their health into their own hands.
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One member of the SGA also serves on SCNM’s Board of Trustees and various college committees and task forces. Very few academic institutions in the nation have a student representative as part of their board. Here at SCNM, they recognize that students are the largest part of the SCNM community, and they value the representation of their student body’s voice in the executive decision-making process.
The SCNM Library has a lot of essential resources and services that are important to the students, faculty and physicians at SCNM. These include very unique physical materials, and even unique online resources only accessible in the Library.
Conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona, in the breathtaking Valley of the Sun, the SCNM campus lives at the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemporary innovation, of native truths and new horizons.
Utilize any one of SCNM’s student lounges or community spaces to connect with fellow students, faculty or staff. Access the yoga studio between classes to connect your mind, body and spirit. You can also work out in our fitness room, which is equipped with weight training and cardio equipment.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME),
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