Boucher Online Application

Application for Admission
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program


IMPORTANT: Please note that you can save your application and continue later by clicking the button "Save & Submit Later" on the bottom of this page.

Your application form must be accompanied by $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 either in person or by phone (604-777-9981 ext. 224 or ext 227).

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.

Note: According to both PTIB bylaws and BINM Admission policy, minimum program admission requirements may not be waived.

Note: 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


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Please note TOEFL and IELTS scores over three years old at the time of application will not be accepted.

Academic Misconduct: Have you ever been disciplined by any college, university, or professional school for:

Section C: Health

Click to check our Essential Skills and Abilities of Naturopathic Medical Students policy.

Important: if you disclose on the application a medical condition, the Admissions Committee may request further medical documentation as per our Accommodation Policy and Procedure.

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).

All reference letters must be signed and dated.

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