The American Medical College of Homeopathy is inviting applications for its new doctoral program. Scheduled to begin in 2011, this program will provide the most comprehensive homeopathy school training in North America. It is a full time program, spanning four years and 4280 clock hours. The program is provisionally licensed by theArizona Board of Private Postsecondary Education and is the first of its kind in the country.
The school operates on a quarter system. All quarters are eleven weeks each.
This program is open to anyone with a Bachelor’s degree of education or equivalent
The curriculum provides a comprehensive preparation for the professional practice of homeopathic medicine. It is based on a firm foundation of the fundamental principles and philosophy of homeopathic medicine. The program is also innovative and responsive to changes in the clinical environment, health care system and characteristics of the populations to be served. The curriculum is designed to enable students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet the educational learning objectives of the program.
The American Medical College of Homeopathy’s(AMCofH) new four-year doctoral program is the first of its kind in the country and will provide the most comprehensive homeopathic medical training in North America. The college will matriculate its first freshman class for this unique program beginning in 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Those who graduate from the doctoral program will be qualified to diagnose illnesses and treat them with homeopathic medicine. This represents another major step forward in the establishment of integrative medical training in the United States. Arizona is already home to the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, the Gladys Taylor Mcgarey Medical Foundation, and theSouthwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. With the addition of AMCofH this certainly places Arizona as a leader in the field of green medical education.
AMCofH first opened its doors in 1998 as the Desert Institute of Classical Homeopathy. It achieved non-profit status in 1999, first obtained Arizona State licensure in 2000, and changed its name to the American Medical College of Homeopathy in 2006. AMCofH first obtained Arizona State licensure for its full-time program in 2007, and its new four-year doctoral program is provisionally licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
Homeopathic medicines have been FDA approved and regulated since 1938, and all official homeopathic drug products are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States. Until now there had been no adequate classes in regular medical schools designed to educate physicians, nurses, and physician assistants about their proper use. The new AMCofH doctoral program helps to fill this vacuum.
The homeopathic medical school will help to grow the practice and quality of homeopathic medicine in the United States. It will be a center of excellence for homeopathic education, homeopathic research and homeopathic clinical care. Homeopathic medicine is the second most common form of alternative medicine in the world today and one of the greenest forms of medicine on the planet. The growth of homeopathic medicine will help to meet the growing need for primary care practitioners in the United States. We have fund raised over a million dollars to date towards the establishment of the medical school. We are seeking an additional $500,000 in the next year in this effort.” say Todd
The historical significance of this event should not be underestimated. By the late 1800’s there were twenty-three homeopathic medical colleges in the U.S. that trained physicians. Many of these colleges later became our modern day conventional medical colleges. Among them were theHahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia (incorporated in 1855), the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan (1873), the University of Minnesota College of Homeopathic Medicine (1888), and New York Homeopathic Medical College (1860).
Homeopathy experienced a decline in the early 1900’s largely due to the consolidation of political power by the American Medical Association, but it has been enjoying a revival since the 1970’s. Although there are currently several other reputable post-graduate homeopathic training programs around the country, the AMCofH program is the first full-time homeopathic medical school in the U.S. since the early 1900’s.
Some other programs and projects of the AMCofH include a combined-degree research track in collaboration with Arizona State University, and the provision of homeopathic education for doctors and nurses in Haiti in partnership with Homeopaths Without Borders.
The college offers a variety of part and full-time educational tracks tailored to individuals who seek different levels of technical proficiency. They even offer a 35 hour Green Medicine online program. This is a remarkable accomplishment for everyone at the American Medical College of Homeopathy, and I’m sure that I speak for the entire homeopathic community when I wish them the very best.
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