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NPLEX Results

Bastyr University graduates perform well on the NPLEX examinations. The tables below show the percentage of Bastyr graduates who passed the sections of the August 2016 NPLEX exam, compared with the average of students from all seven accredited schools of naturopathic medicine.

Basic Science Exams

 
Bastyr University Kenmore
Bastyr University California
Average of all ND Schools
Comprehensive Mastery 85% 85% 76%
Disease and Dysfunction 89% 85% 80%
Structure and Function 92% 87% 86%

Clinical Exams

 
Bastyr University
Kenmore
Bastyr University California Average of all ND Schools
Comprehensive Mastery 90% 89% 83%
Diagnosis 93% 96% 90%
Materia Medica 97% 96% 94%
Other Modalities 98% 100% 96%
Other Medical Interventions 98% 96% 93%

The Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) are administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners, an independent organization. Students take a basic sciences exam after their second year of naturopathic medical school and a clinical skills exam after receiving their degree. Passing both portions allows graduates to become licensed as naturopathic doctors (NDs) in states and provinces that license the profession.

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