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SCNM Community Commons is now open. SCNM Community Commons is now open.
SCNM Thrive. Nourishment, Movement & Empowerment for all. SCNM Thrive. Nourishment, Movement & Empowerment for all.
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, Stories and Upcoming Events

  • Inspiring Students in Haiti

    Though the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti took place over five years ago, much of the country remains in shambles. Recently, four SCNM humanitarians visited the country to provide relief and medical care.

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  • The Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of SCNM Inspire is Here!

    The Spring/Summer 2015 issue of SCNM’s bi-annual publication, SCNM Inspire, is now available online with a special focus on SCNM's new Community Commons.

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  • Inspiring Students

    Three second year SCNM students decided to selflessly give up their coveted break off school to travel to Thailand and provide medical aid to those in need.

    SCNM spoke to these compassionate women to find out what it was like to give aid in a third-world country.

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  • SCNM Thrive- Community Education Classes!

    SCNM is excited to announce the launch of SCNM Thrive, a new series of Community Education programs open to the public! Enjoy affordable, fee-based quality programming offered by an accredited educational institution in a new, state-of-the-art building.  Space is limited so please register early!

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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


Discover Yourself and Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Nick Buratovich talks about the benefits about natural medicine and SCNM's Discovery Day.

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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: November 14, 2015


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. Join us on November 14, 2015 for 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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