Clinical training lies at the heart of naturopathic medical education. Working with patients under the guidance of naturopathic physicians and other medical providers is the process that transforms students into doctors; where they develop the skill of integrating classroom knowledge with patient care. Essential to this process is a strong curriculum, an experienced faculty, and a clinic that provides an environment conducive to learning and healing.
The College is committed to excellence in clinical education and prides itself in its innovative curriculum and dedicated faculty. With plans for a new clinic, the College aims to create a facility that will enhance clinical education and patient care.
Commitment to Quality Healthcare
The development of the new state-of-the-art Center for Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport represents a commitment by the University to the delivery of affordable and high-quality holistic healthcare for Greater Bridgeport Area residents and underserved populations throughout the region.
The Center for Naturopathic Medicine will train the best and brightest healthcare professionals of the future in a modern, professional, comfortable and healing setting, further supporting and strengthening the naturopathic medical approach, so desperately needed in the northeast.
The Center for Naturopathic Medicine will be housed on the 8th floor of the Health Sciences Center, the home of the UB Clinics composed of the teaching clinics of the University’s College of Naturopathic Medicine, College of Chiropractic, Acupuncture Institute, and Fones School of Dental Hygiene.
The UB Clinics treat approximately 20,000 patients annually, many of whom would not have access and could not otherwise afford these services from private professionals.
A Clinic Experience
A year ago, I came to the Naturopathic Medicine clinic which became my weekly source of strength and promise for a recovery. The extensive testing performed at the clinic confirmed that I had Leaky Gut Syndrome. Since that time I have received treatment from many of the students and clinicians depending on whether I was dealing with back pain, gut pain or the accompanying emotional pain. It has been a long road and an exciting one in that I was part of the learning process and a part of the team that searched for ultimate healing.
The whole experience at this clinic which includes such kindness, compassion and understanding has made this an absolute necessity in the lives of today’s population. The Naturopathic approach to healing is paramount to solving problems that our world and our ways of eating have led us into even more than the past. Most of all, I have enjoyed the humor, grace and love care of all those I have met along the way.
Fostering Collaborative Care
Many of our health science students also take advantage of our innovative dual degree programs, enabling them to integrate their multiple professional skills and offer their future patients a broader range of healthcare services. Our health sciences alumni include prominent physicians and health care providers throughout the nation, including many at top-tier academic medical centers around the country.
Specialty Shifts with Dr. Peter D'Adamo
In the fall of 2009, Dr. Peter D’Adamo, the New York Times best-selling author of the Eat Right for Your Type books, joined with the UB Clinics to create a Personalized Medicine shift based on his many years of research in genomics, generative medicine and individualized patient care.
What began as a single clinic shift has grown to now include a three-course curriculum in biochemical individuality and generative medicine for the naturopathic medical students and a Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine that will incorporate research, education, and advanced clinical training for students and graduates.
Blending cutting-edge research with the foundational principles of naturopathy, such as “let food be your medicine,” will make up the cornerstone for this practice.
The Personalized Medicine shift accepts patients from all over the world, allowing greater access to a world-renowned physician such as Dr. D’Adamo, while allowing students to gain first-hand experience in assessing patient bio-individuality and prescribing therapies that focus on nutrition and lifestyle interventions.
Clinical Education in Multiple Areas
The program of study, grounded in naturopathic philosophy, is continually evolving to meet the demands of a changing medical landscape. The UBCNM clinical education curriculum includes specialty teaching shifts in the following areas:
- Functional Medicine
- Mind-Body Medicine
- Personalized/Generative Medicine
- Women’s Health
With a new clinic on the horizon, UBCNM can ensure that its graduates are the healthcare leaders in the cutting edge medicine of the 21st century.
Donate to the New Center
Levels of Support
- Center for Naturopathic Medicine: $1 Million
- Clinic SMART Classroom/Education Center: $100k
- Clinic Learning Library: $75k
- Clinic Group Conference Room: $50k
- Clinic Examination/Treatment/Counseling Rooms $25k
- UB Health Sciences Center Building: $2.5 Million
Benefits to Donors
- Tie your brand to “health”, “wellness”, “integrative medicine,” and “community service”
- Support the paradigm of naturopathic medicine in the northeastern US
- Gain valuable exposure and goodwill with future and present healthcare professionals
- Leverage press coverage and media exposure for your brand and the UB Naturopathic Clinic
- Ongoing promotion for your brand in all print and radio advertising, brochures, featured articles, news-letters, website, etc. (Center for Naturopathic Medicine or Building naming only)
- Promote access to naturopathic healthcare for the underserved
- Provide an optimal educational environment to the naturopathic physicians of the future