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  • What makes CCHM so special is that, firstly, it has no upper age limit criterion for admission. Secondly, it allows students to pursue the course even while they  are employed full-time in any other organization. Thirdly, CCHM is the topmost homeopathic college in the whole of North America and offers...
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  • I am practicing in the suburban Chicago area, working out of a holistic MD pediatricians office. (A connection I made thru my local health food store where I've been going for years)  The doctor trained thru CEDH USA and stocks and sells Boiron low potencies and uses homeopathy for acutes. www.wholehealthmamapediatrics.com .  It’s instant...
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  • Even thoough the homework seems the equivalent of writing a term paper each week,  I'm still enjoying the program immensely.  I'm very impressed at how well it's planned out, adding (what seems like, ha ha) a "simple step"  gradually,  covering particular remedies which turns out to be a properly timed review,...
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  • I am quite impressed with the program at CCHM. I was able to catch up easily with the online format and join my class before the end of the first term. Homepathy is exactly what I was looking for to fill the gap in my practice, it will allow me...
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  • After the abrupt closure of the prospective program in homeopathic studies that was to be offered at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, I wanted to spread some light for this school, that has done the same for me each and everyday. Though that program was pulled, and without real reason...
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  • I am taking the opportunity to thank Andrea for thoroughly reviewing with me the best practice for selecting  “key symptoms” and how to repertorize them accordingly.  Analysis - paralysis can sometimes be a tendency when  a student, particularly a student with a very detail-oriented and analytical mind.  Also, I very much...
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  • This Acute role play course was such a great learning experience and also a lot of fun! The actors were playing their patient roles so well.  And the learning experience is not over for me because I took a lot of notes for every case and after submitting my own...
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  • It's a privilege to be part of CCHM and study the amazing program you offer. I have received a great benefit from my studies, from the comfort of my own home, at my own pace. I have nothing but great things to say about your school and all your staff.

  • “The post grad course has been a tremendous experience for me which nourished and enriched what I learnt during my homeopathic training. It is a well-structured and thorough program with great lecturers who were delightful. I also must say that keeping in touch with my former classmates and listening to...
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  • The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students...
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A Career in Homeopathy: Preparing Students for Success in Practice

If you are a student beginning their Homeopathic studies or even just thinking about it, it is hard to imagine being in the shoes of one of our year 3 students who are on the verge of graduating and beginning a whole new journey as a practicing Homeopath.

Today is our year 3 student’s second last day of clinic.  This weekend they write their final Homeopathy exam.  Completing any rigorous program to become a healthcare practitioner requires a total commitment of mind, body and spirit.  So, as you can imagine, they all are exhausted.

Studying the art and science of Homeopathy is not like studying more theoretical disciplines in academia such as history or English.  I do have a graduate degree in History so it is also a noble pursuit.  However, at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM), our primary mission is to equip our students to experience success in clinical practice.  This is because in the end we all come to study Homeopathy because of our desire to help make people feel better and to lessen their suffering.

For most of us, beginning our Homeopathic practice is scary.  Put yourself in the shoes of a 3rdyear student.  They are leaving the more supported and socially-connected environment of CCHM.  Wherever they set up their practice, the reality is that they are alone in their work with patients.  Suddenly, we alone are responsible for all the aspects of Homeopathic care including case taking, case analysis; and remedy selection and patient management.

This is the point where any new Homeopath needs to take a giant breath!  If this sounds like you, the good news is that there are some concrete things you can do to help you minimize this fear and to set the groundwork for success in practice.

  1. Find a Mentor:  I can’t stress how important this is.  You need someone with a significant amount of experience in clinical practice who can give you guidance, direction and most of all support.  This can also include someone who is willing to consult with you on some of your more difficult cases.  No matter how close you are with your classmates, make sure you choose someone who has at least 5 years clinical experience.  It is even better if you know they are getting good results in practice.
  2. Continue Your Education!  Any system of medicine that is based on individualization is going to be difficult to master!  CCHM is offering a post-graduate program that is going to include lectures as well as clinical internship/mentorship.  For more information, click here!
  3. Learn How to Market Your Practice!  No matter how good of a Homeopath you are, you won’t get to practice if patients don’t know about you.  And let’s face it- most of us don’t become Homeopaths to learn about Marketing.  But it is vital!  Again, I am going to plug our Post-Graduate Program in a shameless way.  This program is unique because it is the only program that places an equal focus on clinical success and business success!  In addition, there are some wonderful resources including an e-book called practice building 101 http://www.thewellpractice.com/wellness/uploads/practice-building-7-course.pdf.  In addition, there is a newer book that is more Canada-specific, it is called the Practitioner’s Journey.  You can buy this book at www.practitionersjourney.com

 

 

 

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