The Student Research Program was created to offer naturopathic and Chinese medicine students the opportunity to receive research training while earning their clinical degree. Physician–scientists are key to developing programs of research that are not only scientifically sound, but that are relevant to clinical practice.
Some NCNM students seek a career in complementary and alternative medicine research, whereas others will do research in their clinical practice. The student research program allows students to choose the length and breadth of their research education. Over 300 students have participated in the program since its inception in 2003.
- Conduct pilot studies
- Work in the laboratory
- Assist with funded research studies
- Write research papers