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Pursuing A Career As A Naturopathic Doctor

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As a potential student of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I will dedicate my time to upholding the values of CCNM and those of Naturopathic medicine, learning and engaging with professors and peers, and continuing to grow in terms of my commitment to community. I believe that my training as an EMT and a Resident Assistant combined with my innate desire to help others will make me an asset to the College and the profession. I am excited and committed to pursuing a career as a naturopathic doctor.

There are several reasons why I have decided to pursue a career in Naturopathic medicine. First and foremost I want to help people. Septic arthritis in my hip at the age 9 months has led to a lifetime of being constantly involved in many disciplines of the healthcare system. And while medical doctors and surgeons have provided me with the ability to walk and lead a normal life, it was naturopathic and chiropractic doctors that really helped me overcome my overall health concerns. I owe a lot to naturopathic medicine and ultimately wish to become a naturopathic doctor so that I can help other people in ways that I was helped myself. I know that my passion lies within medicine, but the ‘10 minute appointment followed by a prescription’ kind of healthcare does not appeal to me.

From a very young age I have been very good at listening and relating to people and establishing rapport. Helping people has always come naturally to me and has in turn helped me to develop
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