Training for Doctors

Training for Doctors

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Fasting Certification for Doctors 

TrueNorth Health Center is recognized by the International Association of Hygienic Physicians (IAHP) as one of the few physician training facilities in the world for doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, and naturopathy to gain experience and certification in fasting supervision.

TrueNorth Health Center welcomes graduated doctors with a MD, DO, DC, ND, PA, or NP degree to apply for a 6-month Fasting Supervision Program. After meeting all requirements of the program, doctors will receive a Fasting Certification from the IAHP. The first three months of the certification must be on-site at TrueNorth Health Center. During this time, interns will receive orientation and hands-on training. Practitioners may need more than 3 months to complete certification requirements and may continue their training at their private practice or stay at TrueNorth for up to 6 months or until all criteria for certification is met. 

TrueNorth Health Center provides an environment which allows the body to heal itself through nutrition, sleep, exercise, and water-only fasting. A special emphasis is placed on the use of history, physical examination and non-invasive diagnostic tools, including blood and urine evaluations, EKG, etc., in evaluating fasting patients. Interns also participate in staff and doctor training meetings. Interns participate in all aspects of the operation of the facility, including patient education, monitoring, and night coverage.

Program description and preferences
The program is an intense, hands-on, learning experience for doctors serious about learning how to safely and effectively apply nutritional medicine, including fasting, in an integrative medical setting. Preference is given to doctors who have previously participated in a 3-day observation program, have interviewed on-site, or who have special interest in clinical research.

What is provided and what is not

  • Participants are provided room and board, which include three whole-food-plant-based meals free of salt, sugar, and oil per day.
  • No tobacco, alcohol, recreational drug, or caffeine use is allowed.
  • No salary is provided and no fees are charged.
  • Participants are provided 1 day and 1 night per week free of duties during the first 4 weeks of training, and 2 days and 2 nights per week free of duties after the first 4 weeks.

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accommodate children or pets. 

How to apply
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, proposed dates of training, and any questions to trainingfordoctors@truenorthhealth.com.

Elective Rotation Site for Postgraduate Medical Residents

TrueNorth Health Center participates in postgraduate medical residency programs and is a 4-week elective rotation site for doctors enrolled in a residency program. With availability, we also offer this rotation to graduate doctors.

TrueNorth Health Center provides an environment which allows the body to heal itself through nutrition, sleep, exercise, and water-only fasting. A special emphasis is placed on the use of history, physical examination and non-invasive diagnostic tools, including blood and urine evaluations, EKG, etc., in evaluating fasting patients. Interns also participate in staff and doctor training meetings. Interns also participate staff and doctor training meetings. Interns participate in all aspects of the operation of the facility, including patient education, monitoring, and night coverage. 

Program description
The program is an intense, hands-on, learning experiences for doctors serious about learning how to safely and effectively apply nutritional medicine, including fasting, in an integrative medical setting.

What is provided and what is not

  • Participants are provided room and board, which include three whole-food-plant-based meals free of salt, sugar, and oil per day.
  • No tobacco, alcohol, recreational drug, or caffeine use is allowed. 
  • No salary is provided and no fees are charged. 
  • Participants are provided 1 day and 1 night per week free of duties.

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accommodate children or pets. 

How to apply
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, proposed dates of training, and any questions to trainingfordoctors@truenorthhealth.com.

Observation Program for Medical Students and Practitioners

TrueNorth Health Center welcomes medical students and practitioners to participate in a 1-3 day Observation Program. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to accommodate observers at this time.

Program description
The program includes observation of daily patient rounding, attending educational lectures, and participation in doctor meetings. Observation experiences are offered Saturday through Tuesday.

Students must be attending an accredited medical program or have graduated with a MD, DO, DC, ND, PA, NP, LAc, or PhD to participate. Practitioners need not be licensed to observe. Students may be eligible for preceptor hours through their academic institution. 

What is provided and what is not

  • The program includes three whole food plant-based meals free of salt, sugar, and oil per day.

Please note: TrueNorth Health Center does not offer housing to Observation Program participants. 

How to apply
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, proposed dates of training, and any questions to trainingfordoctors@truenorthhealth.com.