Women’s ND Leadership Mentor Program

Women’s ND Leadership Mentor Program


Program Overview

Bastyr University’s Women’s ND Leadership Mentor Program offers a mentor-mentee relationship approach that is tailored to prepare new graduates for successful careers in naturopathic medicine. The program is geared to benefit new naturopathic doctors (NDs) who are poised for successful futures and could benefit from personal and professional coaching to ensure they achieve their career goals.

A mentor-mentee relationship is rewarding for both parties. In addition to positioning graduates for success early on, interacting with new doctors prompts seasoned mentors to reflect on their own career successes as well. As they summarize their years of experience, they come to value how much they’ve learned and what they have to offer. Mentors are also re-invigorated as they unite with the passion and fresh perspective of students.

Cycle 1 of this program will match 10 seasoned and successful NDs with 100 next-generation NDs.  To learn about this cycle's ND mentors, click here.

Program Eligibility

In its inaugural year, the program’s first cycle is open to recent and upcoming female graduates of Bastyr University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine, preferably Classes 2012-2017.

Application and Matching Process

A link to the online mentee application has been sent out to all graduating female ND students and recent female ND graduates. Applications must be submitted by the end of day on April 23, 2017.

Applications will be reviewed and mentees matched with mentors who are most suited to them, factoring in career path preferences provided in the application. Mentor assignments will be made by May 1, 2017

Important Dates to Consider

  • April 23, 2017:  Mentee application deadline
  • May 15, 2017:  Mentees assigned to mentors
  • June 1, 2017:  Cycle 1 ND Mentorship Program begins
  • April 2, 2018:  Cycle 2 Mentee application available online
  • June 30, 2018:  Cycle 1 ND Mentorship Program Ends


Interested in serving as a mentor?
If you’re a more seasoned alumna and would like to serve as a mentor now or in future cycles of this program, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at MentorshipProgram@Bastyr.edu.

Contact Us

For more information or suggestions, contact:

Coquina Deger, Chief of Staff
ND Mentorship Program Manager

Women’s ND Leadership Mentor Program | Bastyr University