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High Demand in California for Naturopathic Doctors
Why is Bastyr University deciding to do this now?
University officials have monitored the potential need for a naturopathic medical school in California for many years and recently gained the support of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA). The University and the CNDA have agreed that Bastyr is the academic institution best positioned to fill the demand for a naturopathic medical school in the region. There is a shortage of primary care doctors in California (and throughout the country) and, because naturopaths are licensed to practice as primary care doctors in California, the University's presence will help meet this need.
This blog contains the most recent updates and developments for Bastyr University's San Diego campus, opening in fall 2012.
The San Diego campus will be located at 4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard in the center of the city's life sciences cluster and approximately 14 miles north of downtown.
It lies within walking distance of the San Diego Coaster commuter train (which connects to more light-rail lines), and is within a short drive of the University of California-San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital and the VA San Diego Medical Center.