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Your application must be accompanied by a $115.00 CAD non-refundable application fee, made payable to Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) as a bank draft, money order or personal cheque. You may also make the application fee payment by credit card through the link that Admissions will send you after your application is submitted.
Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and your most recent transcripts from all post secondary institutions listed below and at least two reference letters are received.
According to both PTIB bylaws
and BINM Admission policy
, minimum program admission requirements may not be waived.
Your contact information may be shared with the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
for purposes of inquiry research. Please contact us to make an exception.
Section A: Program Designation
Section B: Personal Information
PERMANENT MAILING ADDRESS:
Academic Misconduct: Have you ever been disciplined by any college, university, or professional school for:
Section C: Student Support and Accommodations
* Please note that a request for accommodations will not affect your admissions decision. Starting the process early is beneficial as it can take some time. Please note that the Institute will make whatever accommodations it can without suffering undue hardship.
Section D: Education
A post-secondary degree with no less than 90 credits overall from a recognized Canadian or a regionally accredited American post-secondary institution in any field is required for entry into the program
In order for an applicant to be considered for interview, official transcripts from all institutions listed below must be received by Boucher Admissions. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope.
For credentials earned outside of Canada and the US, a "comprehensive evaluation" must be completed from an acceptable service and submitted for review.
Section E: Life Experience
Upload a current resume (PDF only) with details relevant to becoming a student of Naturopathic Medicine. Include examples (if applicable) of volunteerism (please also list your three most relevant volunteer experience below); travel experience; work experience; awards and recognition; continuing education completed; club and association membership; sports and hobbies; relevant workshop and seminars you have attended; research involvement; examples of sustainable living/health and environmental awareness etc.
Section F: Essay
Please upload an essay (PDF only), that should be double-spaced and no more than 4 pages; include your full name and a title. These specific areas should be addressed in your essay:
Why do you want to become a Naturopathic Doctor?
What is the role of Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathic Doctors in the Healthcare System?
How do you see the naturopathic profession evolving?
Discuss any life experiences (including your experience with Naturopathic Medicine) that have helped to prepare you for the rigorous academic demands and individual challenges associated with this program of study.
Section G: References
Designate three referees to complete the Candidate Evaluation Form
. The referee will be required to submit a reference letter as well as evaluate the candidate in the following areas: Integrity, Interpersonal Relations, Knowledge of Profession, Leadership, Oral Communication, Organizational Skills, Reaction to Criticism, Self-Awareness, Stress Management, Team Skills, Time Management, Written Communication, Conflict Resolution, Empathy, and Adaptability. Once submitted, the admissions team will automatically receive the form and will notify the referee directly that the reference has been accepted. Ideally, you should designate references from one academic source, one from a regulated healthcare professional and one from either of the above categories, or a past employer/volunteer supervisor.
However, if you are unable to provide a suitable reference from any of the above categories, you may substitute that category with an additional reference from one of the other categories. You must have known the referee for a minimum of one year (two years or more is strongly recommended).
Note: Please ensure that you have clearly signed and dated your letter before uploading.
- Applicant Declaration -
Please write your full name below