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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine


Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
Motto Discover the Physician Within You. Change the World Around You.
Established 1992
President Dr. Paul Mittman, ND
Students 340
Location Tempe, Arizona, United States
Nickname SCNM

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) is a naturopathic medical school located in Tempe, Arizona, United States. Founded in 1992, SCNM is one of seven accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America.


  • Overview of Academics 1
  • Extended Clinic Sites 2
  • Accreditation and Associations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Overview of Academics

The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program at SCNM follows a prescribed curriculum set by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). Quarters at SCNM are designated as fall, winter, spring, and summer. All students are guided by the curriculum as outlined in the annual SCNM catalog and approved by the Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, President’s Council, and Executive Council. If a student adheres to the curriculum they can graduate after 14 consecutive quarters, or four calendar years.

Extended Clinic Sites

  • Arizona Pathways: Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
  • Hamilton Elementary School Clinic: Pediatrics/Family Care for the Underprivileged
  • Mission of Mercy: Medical Mobile Unit/Family Practice for Uninsured
  • The River Source : Holistic treatment center for substance abuse rehabilitation
  • Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease
  • Sojourner: Women’s and Children’s Domestic Violence Shelter
  • WAHI Center: Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Accreditation and Associations

SCNM is a member of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.[1] Both accreditations are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


  1. ^ Higher Learning Commission

External links

  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (official site)
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association

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