Training Opportunities

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 provides an environment which allows the body to heal itself through nutrition, sleep, exercise, and water-only fasting. An 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. Residents also participate in staff and doctor training meetings. Practitioners participate in all aspects of the operation of the facility, including patient education, monitoring, and night coverage. 

Fasting Certification for Doctors 

The Center welcomes graduated doctors with a MD, DO, DC, ND, PA, or DNP 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, practitioners will receive orientation and hands-on training. 

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.

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 coffee 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.

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.

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.

Three-day Observation Program for Medical Students and Practitioners

TrueNorth Health Center also welcomes medical students and practitioners to participate in a 1-3 day Observation Program

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.

TO APPLY:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and proposed dates of training to: trainingfordoctors@truenorthhealth.com, or direct questions to: (707) 586-5555, ext.1037.