Naturopathic Medicine, N.D. Admissions Information

Program Prerequisites

(to be completed prior to matriculation)

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

3. Required coursework. Prerequisite coursework taken in the last seven years with a “C” or better from an accredited school can satisfy a prerequisite; however, total GPA in each area must be 3.0 or higher in order to become eligible for an interview.

Science Prerequisites (must total 3.0 GPA or higher): 

    • Biology – 6 semester hours, no labs required (Anatomy and Physiology I and II are strongly recommended)
    • Chemistry with labs – 12 semester hours and at least two labs.  Three of the 12 semester hours must be in Biochemistry with a lab.  The nine additional semester hours must be from three of the four courses listed here: General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I, and Organic Chemistry II.  At least one of these three courses must include a lab
    • Physics – 3 semester hours, no lab required

Non-Science Prerequisites (must total 3.0 GPA or higher)

    • Communication/Language Skills – 6 semester hours and must include a composition/essay class.  AP credit may be used
    • Psychology – 3 semester hours.  AP credit may be used
    • Social Sciences or Humanities Electives – 6 semester hours

Please Note: We do not advise students take online classes.  No more than two online classes will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for prerequisite completion.

In addition, Recommended Coursework includes:

  • Microbiology with lab
  • Botany with lab
  • Genetics with lab
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Terminology

4. Interview required

5. Background check required for deposited students

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from every school attended
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters, including one from a healthcare provider
  • Personal statement: In 500-750 words, detail why you are seeking this degree, how your background and experience has prepared you for medical school and a career as a Naturopathic Physician, your future goals,  and why you seek to pursue your degree through the University of Bridgeport.

Deadlines

Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • July 1 deadline for August start
  • Rolling admissions, starting in September for the following August
  • Interviews begin in January for the following August

 

Applicants to UBCNM must possess the intellectual, physical, and emotional means required to independently undertake the full curriculum, meet the levels of competency established by the faculty, and embark on a successful career in naturopathic medicine.  Candidates who require reasonable accommodations must nevertheless be able to demonstrate and perform the essential skills and capabilities listed below independently.  Use of a trained intermediary would require that the candidate’s judgment and knowledge be mediated by someone else’s power of selection and observation and may compromise present and future patient safety; accordingly such intermediary’s are ordinarily not permitted.  Admitted students with a disability have access to the Coordinator of Disability Services, who collaborates with administrative staff and faculty to arrange reasonable accommodations for courses and examinations.

  • Observation: The candidate must be able to visually observe demonstrations and experiments in the biomedical sciences, and to observe a patient accurately at a distance and close at hand.  Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation, enhanced by sense of smell and hearing.
  • Communication:  A candidate must be able to speak, to hear, and to observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity, and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications.  A candidate must be able to demonstrate effective and sensitive communication with patients, as well as effective and efficient oral and written English with all members of the health care team.
  • Motor:  Candidates must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other diagnostic techniques. A candidate should be able to perform basic laboratory tests, re-position a patient, and conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures required for providing general patient care.
  • Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities:  A candidate must demonstrate critical thinking, sound judgment, analysis, reasoning, and synthesis, essential to the problem-solving skills demanded of physicians.  In addition, the candidate should be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and to understand the spatial relationships of structures.
  • Behavioral and Social Attributes: A candidate must possess the emotional maturity and stability required for full utilization of her/his intellectual abilities, in addition to demonstrating the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients, instructors, and peers.  A candidate must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are assessed during the admissions and educational processes.

* Adapted from the American Association of Medical Colleges guidelines.

Computer Literacy

A candidate for admission to UBCNM is expected to have access to a reliable computer and be proficient with computer use.  While computers are available for student use in the Student Lounge and Wahlstrom Library, students will find it most helpful to have their own laptop computer.

  • A candidate whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in reading, comprehension, oral, and written English.  The ability to communicate in English in a medical setting, using appropriate medical terminology and, specifically, the ability to understand the nuances in the language and to speak effectively are essential to fully participating and succeeding in the classroom and clinic.  Satisfying at least one of the requirements below ensures the student’s ability to take full advantage of the program and serve the outside community as practitioners.  Students whose first language is not English may also be required to take additional elective credits and/or training to improve their language skills.
    • Official TOEFL exam results of 213 on the computer-based test or 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT) score.  www.ets.org/toefl
    • TSE score of 50 or greater. (Only students with paper-based or computer-based TOEFL exam scores will be required to complete this test).  www.ets.org
    • Official IELTS exam results of 6.5 or higher.  www.ielts.org
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited US college or university.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sep
19
Sat
The Levels of Health – Seminar @ John J. Cox Student Center
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Levels of Health - Seminar

This course will be a concise introduction to the new model of health devised by Professor George Vithoulkas, namely The Levels of Health. This follows the publication of his latest book of the same name in 2010.

Approved for 12 hours of foundational education towards CHC hours.

Featured Speaker (via video conference):

Other Presenters

  • Florence McPherson, ND., Professor of Homeopathy at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine Review of Classical Homeopathy
  • Andrew Ward, LCH, Dip.IACH, R.S.Hom, experienced classical homeopath practicing in London, long-term student of Prof Vithoulkas, teacher and head of E-Courses for IACH in UK

The concept of The Levels of Health will be presented. Within the context of the three levels of the human organism, the parameters of the model will be explained – 4 groups and 12 levels- that define the levels of health to which a patient belongs. This is done in order to gain a better insight into the patient’s disease state and therefore to reach a better understanding of the prognosis, before and during treatment. This classification helps us to understand the patient’s general condition and helps us to refine the prognosis and intelligently use any information to evaluate the remedy reaction and subsequent action needed. A proper evaluation of the case progression is essential and only possible with the correct knowledge. The rules and guidelines of this model are clearly presented and will enable the student to evaluate more successfully his/her case and therefore achieve a better outcome. Power point presentation mixed with case examples and one video case will be presented.

CEUs

  • 12 hours for the weekend

For context specific inquiries, please contact Florence McPherson directly: drflomcpherson@aol.com


Holiday Inn logo

Discounted rates available at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Mention the University when making your reservation and bring your email confirmation.


Schedule – The Levels of Health of George Vithoulkas

Featuring George Vithoulkas

SATURDAY

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: by Prof. Vithoulkas
  • Opening Address
  • Q&A

10 – 12 a.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND

  • Review of Classical Homeopathy

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.:  by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The hierarchy of the 3 planes and measure of health parameters
  • The 3 Planes of the Human Organism – Mental, Emotional and Physical
  • The Mental level (spiritual)  Clarity, coherence, creativity
  • The Emotional level (psychic)
  • The Physical (material)
  • The hierarchy of levels and relationship of the 3 planes (see PPT slides)
  • Direction of Cure and Measure of Health parameters

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt1

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt2

SUNDAY

9 – 10 a.m.: Group 1 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 1 (levels 1-3)
  • Parameters for these levels 

10 – 11 a.m.: Group 2 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 2 (levels 4-6)
  • Parameters for these levels

11am – 12 p.m.: Group 3 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples fro Group 3 (levels 7-9)
  • Parameters for these levels

12pm – 1 p.m.: Group 4 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 4 (levels 10-12)
  • Parameters for these levels

1pm – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Video Case – Narcolepsy
  • Pathology and case explanation and video (38 mins)
  • Follow-ups

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Narcolepsy pathology
  • Discussion of narcolepsy as a pathology, homeopathic treatment of this condition
  • Homeopathic materia medica of Nux-moscata and differential MM

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND and Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Summary and Questions
Sep
20
Sun
The Levels of Health – Seminar @ John J. Cox Student Center
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Levels of Health - Seminar

This course will be a concise introduction to the new model of health devised by Professor George Vithoulkas, namely The Levels of Health. This follows the publication of his latest book of the same name in 2010.

Approved for 12 hours of foundational education towards CHC hours.

Featured Speaker (via video conference):

Other Presenters

  • Florence McPherson, ND., Professor of Homeopathy at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine Review of Classical Homeopathy
  • Andrew Ward, LCH, Dip.IACH, R.S.Hom, experienced classical homeopath practicing in London, long-term student of Prof Vithoulkas, teacher and head of E-Courses for IACH in UK

The concept of The Levels of Health will be presented. Within the context of the three levels of the human organism, the parameters of the model will be explained – 4 groups and 12 levels- that define the levels of health to which a patient belongs. This is done in order to gain a better insight into the patient’s disease state and therefore to reach a better understanding of the prognosis, before and during treatment. This classification helps us to understand the patient’s general condition and helps us to refine the prognosis and intelligently use any information to evaluate the remedy reaction and subsequent action needed. A proper evaluation of the case progression is essential and only possible with the correct knowledge. The rules and guidelines of this model are clearly presented and will enable the student to evaluate more successfully his/her case and therefore achieve a better outcome. Power point presentation mixed with case examples and one video case will be presented.

CEUs

  • 12 hours for the weekend

For context specific inquiries, please contact Florence McPherson directly: drflomcpherson@aol.com


Holiday Inn logo

Discounted rates available at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Mention the University when making your reservation and bring your email confirmation.


Schedule – The Levels of Health of George Vithoulkas

Featuring George Vithoulkas

SATURDAY

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: by Prof. Vithoulkas
  • Opening Address
  • Q&A

10 – 12 a.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND

  • Review of Classical Homeopathy

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.:  by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The hierarchy of the 3 planes and measure of health parameters
  • The 3 Planes of the Human Organism – Mental, Emotional and Physical
  • The Mental level (spiritual)  Clarity, coherence, creativity
  • The Emotional level (psychic)
  • The Physical (material)
  • The hierarchy of levels and relationship of the 3 planes (see PPT slides)
  • Direction of Cure and Measure of Health parameters

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt1

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • The Levels of Health
  • Parameters of the Levels of Health pt2

SUNDAY

9 – 10 a.m.: Group 1 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 1 (levels 1-3)
  • Parameters for these levels 

10 – 11 a.m.: Group 2 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 2 (levels 4-6)
  • Parameters for these levels

11am – 12 p.m.: Group 3 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples fro Group 3 (levels 7-9)
  • Parameters for these levels

12pm – 1 p.m.: Group 4 by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Case examples for Group 4 (levels 10-12)
  • Parameters for these levels

1pm – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2.30 – 3.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Video Case – Narcolepsy
  • Pathology and case explanation and video (38 mins)
  • Follow-ups

3.30 – 4.30 p.m.: by Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Narcolepsy pathology
  • Discussion of narcolepsy as a pathology, homeopathic treatment of this condition
  • Homeopathic materia medica of Nux-moscata and differential MM

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: by Florence McPherson, ND and Andrew Ward Dip IACH R.S.Hom

  • Summary and Questions
Oct
9
Fri
Welcome Back Weekend 2015 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm

Oct 09th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct 10th 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Oct 11th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

University of Bridgeport Campus

Come show your Purple Knight Pride! 

Alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and friends of UB are all invited to come to campus for Welcome Back Weekend 2015!  Reconnect with old friends and rediscover the University of Bridgeport by attending one of many great events throughout the weekend!

Registration

$20 for adults, $15 for students and children under 18, and free for students on a UB meal plan.
Take advantage of a special $5 off early bird rate now through August 31, 2015!

Your registration includes a free tee-shirt, continental breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday, and brunch at Marina Dining Hall on Sunday!  Also includes entry into events throughout the weekend (exceptions: UBCC Dinner, Athletics Hall of Fame, 5k). Pick up your shirt, lanyard, and more info at the Cox Student Center on Saturday and the Marina Dining Hall on Sunday.

Register Here for Welcome Back Weekend at UB

Schedule of Events – See below for details or Download PDF

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

All events, locations, and times subject to change.

Hotel and Travel

The University of Bridgeport has arranged discounted rates at local hotels for anyone attending Welcome Back Weekend:

  • Holiday Inn – 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport: $89 room rate will be offered until 9/25/15. Call (203) 334-1234 and ask for the Welcome Back Weekend UB room block or make a reservation online (discounted rate is applied automatically).
  • The Marriott – 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull: $119 room rate will be offered until 9/18/15. Call (203) 378-1400 and ask for the University of Bridgeport room block

More information:

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Oct
10
Sat
UBCC Luncheon – WBW 2015 @ Knights Field Tent
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UBCC Luncheon - WBW 2015 @ Knights Field Tent | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Join fellow UBCC alumni, as well as faculty and staff, for a mid-day luncheon.

Registration

Register Today to enjoy all the events during Welcome Back Weekend!

UBCC Lectures for CEUs – WBW 2015 @ Chiro 100
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBCC Lectures for CEUs - WBW 2015 @ Chiro 100 | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Earn continuing education credits during two lectures:

1 – 3 p.m.,  Drs. Tim Bertlesman and Brandon Steele: Exceptional Outcomes! Resolving 7 Hidden Musculoskeletal Problems that Delay Recovery

4 – 6 p.m., Dr. Tim Bertlesman: Ligament Laxity
More info to be announced.

Registration

Register to enjoy all of the events during Welcome Back Weekend! 

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