Among the 18 international medical graduates who received the first-ever foreign-educated doctors to receive a degree in naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) at its 35th convocation was Gulshan Kaur Gill of Edmonton.
Kulshan who move to Edmonton from India in 2002 trained and practised as a family physician in Bangalore. She is also an active community member through her volunteer work with the Edmonton Police Service (Southeast Division) and the Punjabi Cultural Association of Alberta.
“We congratulate our inaugural IMG graduates and believe that naturopathic medicine provides an excellent option for IMGs seeking to define careers for themselves in Canada,” said Bob Bernhardt, President and CEO, CCNM. “Their patients and Canada’s healthcare system will benefit from the knowledge and skills these graduates have acquired through their combined studies in Canada and abroad.”
The graduates were the first IMGs to access CCNM’s ‘Bridge Delivery’ stream, which offers graduates of medical schools outside of Canada an opportunity to secure a successful healthcare career in Canada by using their skills, training and experience as future naturopathic doctors.
CCNM’s first ever class of IMG graduates represent a range of educational and cultural backgrounds.
For almost 40 years, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) has been Canada’s premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM educates and trains naturopathic doctors through its rigorous full-time program, culminating in the only naturopathic degree in Canada. Visit www.ccnm.edu for more information.