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Public Health Careers (Community Medicine)

Community Medicine

Use your passion and skills to serve the underprivileged. 

Are you passionate about giving back to your community or helping people on a global scale? Whether working with non-profits or in private practice, there are many opportunities to promote community health and provide healing to those who need it most.

Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB) was founded at SCNM in 2004, and since then, it has expanded throughout the United States and Canada. This non-profit organization and active student club provides much-needed care to underserved communities throughout the world. Through NWB and similar organizations, you and your fellow graduates can make a lasting impact both locally and globally.

If you wish to be dually enrolled in SCNM’s ND program and the University of Arizona’s Masters in Public Health program, you will find that both share similar goals, and ultimately, these programs will allow you to make a profound impact on communities by improving patients’ overall health. Whether you choose to work in a clinical setting with specific population groups, conduct research within certain demographic groups, or work in health administration or policy advocacy, you will discover a rewarding career path as a leader in public health.

In addition, several of our graduates have chosen to provide affordable naturopathic medical care to low-income people in their own communities, proving that quality healthcare is not just for the privileged few. These compassionate NDs have opened clinics that are thriving in more ways than one.

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    Dr. Lilia Feria

    Dr. Feria graduated from SCNM in 2014 and focuses on community health, pediatrics, women’s health and general family medicine.  She is currently the director of the SCNM Roosevelt Community Health Clinic.

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    Dr. Sean Hesler

    A passion for naturopathic healthcare and the desire to help underserved communities led Dr. Sean Hesler to a position that merges both interests into one job title.

    Read his story here »
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    Drs. John and Barbara Oxley

    Drs. John and Barbara Oxley had a mission. The couple dreamed of providing natural medicine to developmentally disabled individuals of all ages, from birth to the end of life.

    Read their story here »