Residency Opportunities

CCNM offers residencies across Canada

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CCNM is committed to providing high quality postgraduate residence experiences for a limited number of qualified graduates from Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) accredited naturopathic medicine programs. The residencies consist of increasingly independent clinical experiences, research opportunities, structured mentoring and advanced clinically focused curriculum components.


CCNM currently offers six CNME-approved residency training sites across Canada:

1. BOUCHER RESIDENCY – Vancouver, B.C.

Number of positions: 2 (1 junior, 1 senior)

This one-year residency provides training in general naturopathic medicine, while nurturing skills in teaching and leadership. Key duties of the Boucher resident include:

  • Assist in the clinical training and supervision of interns at the teaching clinic
  • Provide teaching assistance for selected courses
  • Lead study groups and practice sessions
  • Participate in active research working directly with the Research Coordinator

2. CCNM CLINICAL RESIDENCY – North York, Ontario

Number of positions: 3

This two-year residency provides training in general naturopathic medicine, while nurturing skills in teaching and leadership. Key duties of the CCNM clinical resident include:

  • Assist in the clinical training and supervision of interns at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) and at satellite clinics
  • Develop and maintain a private clinical practice
  • Support the ND program as a teaching assistant/small group facilitator for selected courses
  • Complete an approved research project by the end of the residency

3. CCNM RESEARCH RESIDENCY – North York, Ontario

Number of positions: 1

This two-year residency provides training in general naturopathic medicine with a focus on research. Key duties of the CCNM research resident include:

  • Assist in the conduct and development of clinical research at the CCNM teaching clinics
  • Provide teaching assistance for Research 100 and other courses
  • Assist in the clinical training and supervision of interns at the RSNC and at satellite clinics
  • Develop and maintain a private clinical practice

4. MARSDEN CENTRE OF NATUROPATHIC EXCELLENCE RESIDENCY (MCNE) – Maple, Ontario

Number of positions: 1

This two-year residency program provides training in naturopathic medicine in a busy naturopathic clinic, with a focus on oncology and environmental medicine. Key duties of the MCNE resident include:

  • New patient assessment with focus on case management occurring in the second year
  • Initiate and monitor naturopathic infusion therapy
  • Develop and deploy two research or outreach projects
  • Develop and deploy public and interprofessional education program on the topic of naturopathic therapies, cancer prevention, treatment, and the role of environment in disease

5. NUTRICHEM CLINIC RESIDENCY – Ottawa, Ontario

Number of positions: 1

This one-year residency program provides training in general naturopathic medicine in a clinic environment. The clinic comprises of naturopathic doctors, clinical pharmacists, obstetrician/gynecologist, and nutritionist, and is attached to a pharmacy and natural supplement store. Key duties include patient care, research, marketing and integrative team meetings.

6. SACKVILLE NATUROPATHIC HEALTH CENTRE RESIDENCY – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Number of positions: 1

This one-to-two-year residency position works with the clinic’s supervisor, Dr. Rade, with a clinical focus on chronic Lyme/infections, integrative cancer care, chronic pain, autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders and any persistent medical conditions. Key duties include patient care, performing specific therapies on clinic patients (e.g., acupuncture, IV, etc.), research and marketing.

HOW TO APPLY

Application information will be provided in early February 2016. Deadline for application is April 15, 2016. The following is a calendar overview of the resident selection process.

Timeline for 2016 residency application process
April 15, 2106 Deadline for residency applicants (for all residency programs).
April 18 - 29, 2016 Candidates are contacted for interviews.
May 2 - 20, 2016 Interview period. This will be coordinated with each site.
May 20, 2016 End of interview period.
May 27, 2016 Residency preference lists (RPL) for sites and applicants are due via e-mail.
June 3, 2016 Residency matching committee convenes.
June 17, 2016 Formal letters mailed to students confirming selection with “statement of intent” or denial.
July 4, 2016 Signed letter of offer is submitted to CCNM’s HR department.
Fall 2016 or January 2017 Official start date to be announced depending on the residency.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants can only list in their ranking those sites for which they were interviewed and willing to accept the residency position if matched, regardless of the listed rank. Also, residency sites will only list in their ranking, those residents they would be willing to accept, regardless of the listed rank.

Learn more about residencies associated with other CNME schools.

QUESTIONS?

For information on CCNM residencies and affiliate sites, please contact:
Dr. Jasmine Carino, ND
Associate Dean of Curriculum and Residency
(416) 498-1255 ext. 301

jcarino@ccnm.edu
 

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