Naturopathic Medicine Clinic
Clinical education for Naturopathic Medicine occurs in the 3rd and 4th year of the program. Students are prepared for participation through the 1st and 2nd year prerequisite courses. Graduates of the program will complete over 1300 hours in supervised clinical care, as well as over 150 hours in observational preceptorships at the offices of private practitioners. Clinic students must also complete practical exams for clinic entrance, promotion and exit, and demonstrate competency in numerous areas of naturopathic clinical care as evidenced by performance evaluations and learning outcomes.
The Naturopathic Medical Clinic, located in the Health Sciences Center (HSC) on the UB campus, is the main teaching clinic for the school. The HSC also houses the teaching clinics for the School of Chiropractic, Acupuncture Institute, and the Fones Dental Hygiene Clinic. The on-campus clinic provides basic naturopathic medical services to patients in both the University and surrounding communities.
Clinical students also participate in a variety of community services, including health fairs, public speaking, sporting events, farmer’s markets and other local events where students are encouraged to cultivate their presentation style and share information on naturopathic medicine with the community.
There is currently one post-doctoral residency position at the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine. Both are accredited by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) through sponsorship by the National University of Natural Medicine Residency program. Residents at UB perform clinical supervision and patient care, as well as academic and clinic assignments. Depending on the residency type, participation in other medical and research sites are available as well as private practitioner offices and research projects.
If you are interested in applying for either, you should request a residency application package from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR, visit nunm.edu/residency-program/.
Inquiries for both programs can be directed to the Associate Director of Clinical Education at (203) 576-4109
In addition to the on-campus clinic, the school serves the surrounding community in a number of satellite clinics, specializing in populations in need.
Students have the opportunity to work in these clinics to obtain experience with populations they might not otherwise see. The community clinic services are provided at no cost to patients.
- Arctic/Casa Hostos
- APEX AIDS Project of Greater Danbury
- Crosby Commons/ Shelton Rehabilitation Facility
- Bridgeport Optimus Community Health Center
- Cesar Batalla Community Program
- Ashe Faith Project
Our dispensary is an over-the-counter natural pharmacy. The public and clinic patients may purchase items at retail prices.
The dispensary carries Chinese herbs, Western herbs in capsule, tincture and dried form, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids, homeopathic remedies and cell salts, probiotics, Bach Flower essences, topical applications, protein powders, detox items, orthotics and orthopedic supplies.
Naturopathic Interns are currently required to spend 32 hours in the Dispensary. Their duties include filling prescriptions, making tinctures, making creams and salves, putting Bach Flower essences together, inventory and stocking. They also learn proper computerized invoicing.
The dispensary is open during clinic hours, however prescriptions and requests for supplements may be called in to (203) 576-4298 and most may be picked up at the reception area during normal business hours.