A homeopathic physician is a medical or osteopathic professional who has added homeopathic medicine to the services provided, through organized education and/or self-study.
Homeopathic medicine is a natural and gentle, holistic healing science that uses various plants, minerals, or animals in minimal, energetic doses to stimulate a sick person’s natural healing ability.
Homeopathic physicians spend the majority of their day seeing patients in private practice or a clinic with other holistic practitioners.
Overall employment of physicians is projected to grow 3 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations, according to the BLS.
Despite limited employment growth, about 22,700 openings for physicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Formal training can be study in an alternative school such as a school of naturopathy, homeopathy, or acupuncture. There are correspondence and required-attendance schools.
Training in homeopathy can be informal, as well. Informal training can be self-study through books or seminars or correspondence courses. This is an especially acceptable route for learning homeopathy for personal use, first aid, etc. Even for professional study, self-study or long-distance study can work well, especially when combined with attendance at clinics, where casework can be observed,and seminars.
There are homeopathy courses specifically geared to MDs or other practitioners with medical training. These courses spend less time on the basics of health care and concentrate on basic principles and on specific applications of homeopathy, which probably makes them more time-efficient and useful for the MD.
There are currently no educational programs available in Connecticut.
Licensure is required in the state of Connecticut.
Prerequisite: All licensed physicians are eligible for licensure as a Homeopathic Physician, which requires successful completion of an examination in homeopathy administered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Licensure requires attendance at an approved medical school; two years of progressive postgraduate medical residency training; USMLE, NBME, FLEX, LMCC or other state licensing examination; and ECFMG certification or completion of a Fifth Pathway program if foreign-trained.
National Center for Homeopathy
PO Box 1856
Clarksburg, MD 20871
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