Northwestern is creating new and collaborative ways to provide integrative, patient-centered care and we educate our students to practice using this emerging healthcare model.
As a student at Northwestern – whether studying acupuncture and Oriental medicine, chiropractic or massage therapy – you learn about natural health care beyond your own field of study. You’re exposed to students in other academic programs and interact with healthcare providers in multiple disciplines.
Multiple clinical opportunities to learn integrative care:
- Northwestern’s Natural Care Centers
- Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic
- The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Building professional referral networks
This integrative approach introduces you to a variety of treatment options for patients and helps you build a referral network. At on-campus events, including our annual homecomings and symposiums, you have the opportunity to meet with Northwestern alumni and graduates of other natural health schools to share their knowledge experiences - further expanding your professional network.
We prepare you to effectively interact with other healthcare professionals to provide integrative care, whether you’re a solo practitioner or part of a larger clinical practice. You'll be able to communicate with healthcare providers from medical schools, nursing schools, physical therapy programs, and other allopathic or natural health schools.