In British Columbia Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) attend a minimum of three years premedical training, followed by a four-year post graduate program at an accredited Naturopathic Medical School. Naturopaths are educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. but also study holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness.

This training includes:

  • 1500 hours of basic and clinical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry)

  • 1900 hours of medical therapeutics (pharmacology, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, intravenous therapy, diagnosis)

  • 1200 clinical hours

  • 200 preceptor hours (working with other licensed physicians)

  • 100 community outreach hours

  • Extensive training in all Naturopathic modalities

To become a primary care general Naturopathic Physician each candidate much complete rigorous written and oral board examinations governed and regulated by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. (CNPBC)


Education: Dr. Lisa Good

Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (2004 - 2008)
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

University of British Columbia (1992 – 1996)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major)