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About SCNM


President's Welcome

A physician emerges from the student as a figure is released from the marble by the sculptor. The spirit of the healer is already within. At SCNM, we help students use their talent, intelligence and compassion, with knowledge and experience, to become physicians who help restore the sick to health.
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  • Naturopathic Medicine

    Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness; the medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopathic physicians locate and treat the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing on symptomatic treatment. Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with cutting-edge advances in medical science, and is committed to empowering patients to retain control over their health and wellbeing.

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  • History

    SCNM is a naturopathic medical school and medical center located in Tempe, Arizona, in the breathtaking Valley of the Sun, deep in the American Southwest. Since its inception in 1993, more than 1,000 physicians have graduated from SCNM.

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  • Community Outreach

    We are committed to improving everyone’s health – individuals and the community. In addition to training the finest naturopathic doctors found anywhere, SCNM has pioneered numerous outreach programs where both student physicians and residents provide medical care in the community, beyond the SCNM campus and clinic.

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