Tag Archives: Surviving Graduation

Finding a Job as an ND

We welcome back Dr. Jennifer Berg in this episode for a conversation about finding a job as a naturopathic physician. Dr. Jennifer Berg is a Bastyr grad with a practice in the U District of Seattle, Aria Integrative Medicine. In addition she runs business workshops on starting a practice and finding a job as an ND. She shares with us some great info in this podcast. Press play to learn more about:

  • Finding a job vs. taking a residency
  • How to find a job – where to look and what to look for
  • Signing a contract as an employee
  • What to look for when signing a contract
  • The standard terms of an employee contract
  • Finding a good legal professional to review your contract and protect your interests
  • Residencies – The advantages and disadvantages
  • Making sure the residency you pick is right for you
  • and more…..

Bastyr Alumni Job Board
National College of Naturopathic Medicine Job Board
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Job Board (requires membership to AANP)
California Association of Naturopathic Physicians Job Listings
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians Job Listings
Pharmaca Jobs

For more information on Dr.Berg’s business workshops send her an email at (no spaces) jenny berg nd@gmail.com.

Surviving Graduation and Starting a Practice

Dr. Jenny Berg shares with us some awesome tips on how to survive (and thrive after) graduation from naturopathic medical school, and what you need to do to start preparing now. She also shares her experience and tips on starting a practice. A 2012 graduate from Bastyr with degrees in both Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Dr. Berg runs business workshops in addition to running her practice in the University District of Seattle, WA.

In this podcast learn:

  • The steps to take now to start preparing for graduation
  • How to get money now to help you once you graduate
  • Where to look for a job
  • When you should apply for you license
  • How to speed up the process of getting your license
  • Whether or not you need malpractice insurance
  • Starting a practice
  • Finding the perfect location
  • Leasing and making modifications to the space
  • Finding a business lawyer
  • Having a cash based vs insurance based practice
  • What to do in the first months of your practice when you’re still building your practice and patients aren’t coming in the door
  • Why the flow of a clinic is important and how to figure it out
  • Defining your clinic image
  • Naming your clinic
  • Starting a clinic with another person

For more information on her workshops contact her at jennybergnd at gmail dot com.