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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2012

Bastyr is set in the lovely St Edwards park in Kenmore Washington surrounded my dense forest with gorgeous trails leading down the the banks of lake Washington. The campus host one of the largest botanical medical gardens in the northwest, and both the garden and forest act as a living classroom for students in the various natural medical related programs, mostly at the graduate level. Over the last decade bastyr has developed incredibly strong, rigorous , and unique bachelors of sciences degrees in Nutrtion, exercise science, human integrated biology, clinical psychology, culinary arts, and the only bachelors degree of its kind, the one I graduated from, herbal sciences. All programs are very biochemistry and research intensive, and are e essentially premed for those interested in pursuing graduate natural health degrees such as masters of science in acupuncture and East Asian medicine (the program I'm currently enrolled on), Nutrtion, health psychology and doctorate in naturopathic medicine. There are also numerous certificate programs such as holistic landscape design and incredible classes, workshops, CEUs and other activities on the campus all the time. This is a serious school for serious students who wish to work hard and have a career in medicine and make a significant impact note health of their communities. This is not like regular medical school in the way you do not come out with a gauaranteed job, you have to hustle and create your career, but you will have just as many loans as an MD who will be making six figures their first year out. That is not the reality in natural healthcare, so consider hay before entering the field. Bastyr is a small, young, private school growing stronger and stronger each year. There are numerous acupuncture schools in the us, some really great ones by I chose to stay at nastyr for numerous reasons including the integrative community of friends and colleagues that you naturally build, the amazing clinic(located in seattle) and array of incredible, knowledgable supervisors who are pioneers in the fields, the beautiful campus, ability to work at off sites clinic sites in more mainstream wal there settings, and the people who work at bastyr that make it what it is. I've some amazing great instructors there, and some not so great one, and that is denote ly an area where hey an work on improvement, but its hard for such a small school in a not very well funded field and I understand this. Make no mistake however, the majority of the faculty is too notch, leading experts on their fields, the people who write the text books, its like that. The staff of so helpful and really there for us students. I've worked in the library for 3.5 year and had to give an astounding hand to the abilities library staff that provides us with a style of the art medical research library and all the resources we could ever need, try truly are the best. Overall I would chose bastyr again always if I had to do it over. If you are passionate about health, want to make a difference. and ready to work hard, this is the place for you! These programs are very rigorous and physically, mentally, and emotionally intense and taxing, so be ready!

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