Northwest NEWS

May 13, 2002

School

Bastyr Naturopathic Residency program receives certification

KENMORE - Jane Guiltinan, ND, Dean of Clinical Affairs at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, recently announced that the Naturopathic Medicine Residency Program at the Center has been certified by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education's Committee on Postdoctoral Medical Education.
   The Bastyr Center for Natural Medicine is part of Bastyr University. Currently there are six first-year residents and two second-year residents under the direction of Lise Alschuler, ND, who serves as the Residency Program Director and Gary Garcia, MD, MHA, Director of Graduate and Community Medicine. "We hope to expand this program appreciably in the future," said Dr. Garcia. "Right now, these opportunities are very limited for naturopathic physicians. We believe that, ideally, every graduate should be have the chance to gain this valuable experience."
   Along with their primary work at the Bastyr Center, residents are provided opportunities to do rotations at outside clinics such as the 45th Street Homeless Youth Clinic and Covenant Shores Geriatric Clinic.
   For additional information, call 206-834-4107 or www.bastyrcenter.org/center.