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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences.

Discover the Physician in You

Change the World Around You

Our goal is to help students become the very best physicians to help heal a world beset by suffering and sickness.

We seek people who love science and who recognize that there is more to medicine than drugs and surgery. 

Here, you will experience the most difficult and exhilarating years of your life. Exploring the human body in health and disease in the classroom will challenge your mind. Restoring health in the exam room will nourish your soul. And it’s simply inspiring. 

SCNM News & Upcoming Events

  • Residents Showcased Their Studies at Research Night on August 1

    Over the past year, our esteemed residents have evaluated a number of cases from patients treated at the SCNM Medical Center with the help of SCNM students. They were tasked with finding interesting and important cases to the field of naturopathic medicine.  

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  • SCNM Largest Class Ever Graduated on July 12

    SCNM graduated the largest class of naturopathic physicians in the college’s 21-year history on Saturday, July 12 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler.

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  • Just Announced: 5-Year Program and New Academic Calendar

    Since SCNM was the first naturopathic medical school to reinvent the curriculum in more than 30 years, it should come as no surprise that we are the first to revise it again. Over the past four years, we reviewed course evaluations, measured student stress, sought feedback from faculty, and listened to students. For the past 13 months, a faculty-led task force met to explore ways to improve students' learning experiences and decrease stress.

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  • Maryland Governor Signs Bill to License Naturopathic Physicians

    Governor Martin O’Malley today signed a bill to enable naturopathic doctors in Maryland to become licensed to practice naturopathic medicine. Maryland becomes the 18th state to license naturopathic doctors. Passage of the law reflects the public’s growing confidence in naturopathic medicine as an effective form of medicine.

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We're Growing!

Campus Expansion

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The chance to transform a college comes along once in a generation.  Throughout our first 20 years, we've educated medical students, treated patients and conducted research, solely focused on naturopathic medicine. Today, we have the opportunity to teach more students, help more patients, including the underserved, and reach and empower the public through community education. 

Our new building features: 

  • Teaching kitchen
  • Healthy café
  • Regenerative pain and rehabilitation center
  • Expanded natural medicinary
  • Exercise space 
  • Larger library 
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Latest Blog Post


How to Keep Your Family Safe From the Harmful Effects of Chlorine

Summer is here, and people are jumping into their pools to cool off! Learn how you can keep your family safe from the effects of chlorine in the water.

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The SCNM Experience

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Naturopaths without Borders

Our students started Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB) in 2004 with a goal of making naturopathic medical care more accessible to all cultural and socioeconomic groups and educating underserved communities about the principles and modalities of naturopathic medicine.

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Student Discovery Day


Explore your Future as an ND

We understand you have a lot of questions about medical school, SCNM and your future as a practicing ND. We’ve developed a full-day event featuring activities, presentations and tours to answer your questions, introduce you to student life, and guide you through the process.

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