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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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  • "I am extremely grateful for the experiences I gained in just two years of learning, and also for having a very helpful, bright and kind group of classmates. I couldn’t have done anything without their support and non-judgemental opinions. I appreciated their warm welcomes and cheers every time I entered...
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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 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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  • "The more you learn in homeopathy, the more you discover there is to learn. I was approaching the end of my final year of homeopathic education, and as much as I had learned, I was eager to maintain my momentum, extend my learning and application of this powerful medicine, and...
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  • I am a current 2nd year student and in October I attended Study Week for the college. My week can be described as it being profound, as well as surprising. First of all, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow distant education students like myself and I finally had a...
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  • Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The perspective of case taking that we learned this weekend was exactly what we needed at this stage of our homeopathy training. I will always appreciate and be grateful to you for showing me this path.

  • Thank you so much!  I just returned from Hawaii and can’t wait to get started. I asked Kim Elia to lecture for the organization that I am president of, (The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists).  He knocked it out of the park!  Totally Awesome!  Several of my Canadian pharmacist...
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  • "I sooo enjoyed Kim's class. He took a dry insipid subject and made it very very interesting. He is a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed it a lot and I will have to review it a few times to catch all the little pearls he shared. Thank you again for the wonderful class. Sincerely, Cristina."

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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