• May

    After all the grueling years of academic learning at CCNM, I am finally a Naturopathic Intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC). It has been a difficult and long road but definitely worthwhile. On top of the 4 years of undergraduate studies to obtain my H. BSc, while attending CCNM I have taken 56 courses, spent over 2254 hours in lectures and studying, taken more than 120 written and practical exams, attended over 15 conferences, seminars and trade shows, have pulled many ‘all nighters’ studying, endured countless episodes of “crying for no reason”, and have been a test-dummy for acupuncture, hydrotherapy and physical manipulation by my colleagues.

    I have absorbed a wealth of knowledge over the years, including topics covering:

    • Anatomy, physiology, immunology, pathology, embryology, lab diagnostics, research, microbiology, radiology, public health, pharmacology
    • Modalities such as Psychology, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Physical Medicine, Manipulation, Massage, and Hydrotherapy
    • Topics of maternal and newborn care, pediatric care, men’s and women’s health, integrated health, emergency medicine, and primary care

    WOW… That’s a lot. So, I’m not sure how much of that I’ve actually absorbed, but if it’s not somewhere in that brain of mine, I know exactly where to find it!

    Congratulations to all of my colleagues entering clinic, I look forward to the wonderful journey that awaits us!

    If you would like to be a patient at the RSNC and be seen by a 4th year Intern and their respective supervising Naturopathic Doctor please call the RSNC at 416-498-9763 to book a 1 hour appointment. There are shifts from Monday to Saturday at various times. There are various Specialty Focus Shifts at CCNM including Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cancer, Sports Medicine, and Pediatrics. If these categories pertain to you, please indicate your interest in the shift while booking your appointment.

    If you would like to book in with me, please note my clinic hours below:

    Tuesday 2:45-7:00pm

    Wednesday 2:45-7:00pm

    Friday 8:45am-1:00pm (Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shift)

    Saturday 8:45am-1:00pm

    Alison Chen – Clinic Intern

    Please call 416-498-9763 and ask to book in with Alison Chen. If you are a new patient to the RSNC you have the option of the Intake Forms being emailed to you so that you are able to complete them in advance or to fill them out at the clinic. If you choose to fill them out at the clinic please arrive at least 15min early.

    The RSNC is located at 1255 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M2K 1E2- on the corner of Sheppard Ave and Leslie. There is pay- parking on site and the Sheppard TTC Subway stops directly at the clinic (Leslie).

    For more information please contact me at

    In health,

    Alison Chen– Naturopathic Clinic Intern

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