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Boucher Students Rock NPLEX Again

Boucher Institute students have a proud history of consistently performing above the average (and in some cases, well above the average) of all Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) schools on the Naturopathic Physician’s Licensing Exams (NPLEX). For seven straight years Boucher has boasted a pass rate of over 93% on NPLEX I (Biomedical Sciences Exam) compared to the all-school average of 78.4%. For the two NPLEX I sessions in 2015 every Boucher student who sat the exam passed. On NPLEX II (Core Clinical Science Exam) Boucher has a seven year pass rate of 90.5% relative to an all-school pass rate of 85.5%. Twice in the past three years every graduating Boucher student who sat NPLEX II passed the exam.

Review the Boucher NPLEX results since 2009.

The 2015 Boucher Alumni Survey Results are now available

In the winter of 2015 the Boucher Institute’s Student Services Department surveyed graduates of our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who completed the program prior to 2014 to gather data on licensure rates, practice information, employment settings, gross income, career and income satisfaction, and preparedness for employment and practice.  The survey results offer information on how Boucher graduates are doing up to eleven years into practice and are useful for offering benchmarks to measure graduate success at various career stages.
See the results of the 2015 Alumni Survey.

New President to Lead BINM Beginning September 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Schanz, BSc., MBA—as the 4th president of BINM. He will officially take up his duties on September 14, 2015.

Mr. Schanz’s selection follows an eight-month, national search process conducted by a Search Committee of governors, faculty, students, and administrators.

Tom Glew, chair of the Board of Governors, said, “BINM is very pleased and excited to welcome Michael Schanz.”  

The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is Soliciting New Members for its Board of Governors


Dear Friends of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine,

The Boucher Institute (BINM) is currently soliciting names of qualified individuals who might be interested in serving on its Board of Governors. The Board is a key component to the governance of the school and provides oversight of its operations and finances and provides leadership in long range and strategic planning. Qualifications include both personal attributes and areas of expertise and experience.

Personal qualities desired include: commitment to naturopathic medicine and education; honest and ethical behavior; professional demeanor; willingness to actively contribute to the work of the Board; ability to work collaboratively and collegially with other members of the Board and the administration; good communication skills; a commitment to follow through on Board related responsibilities.

Boucher Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary of First Graduating Class

April 11, 2014 - The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is proud to celebrate a milestone this spring: the ten-year anniversary of its first graduating class in 2004, otherwise known as the “ND04 cohort.”

The Boucher Institute has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Back when the school opened its doors in January 2000, it was first known as the West Coast College of Naturopathic Medicine, and was under the ownership of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT). The school was formerly located in downtown Vancouver in the Harbour Centre building, and its classes were taught out of a single room. There were 11 students in the first class – only a third of what our typical cohort numbers now look like, currently with on average 30 students each.

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