Why Study with CCHM?
Why Study with US?
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We offer the most comprehensive Homeopathic education available in Ontario and across Canada. Founded in 1994 by classical homeopath, Raymond Edge, what truly sets our school apart is our dedication to training students in pure Hahnemannian Homeopathy, with the best clinical training, and in accordance with the founding scientific principles of this amazing system of medicine. We are so proud of our proven track record, and enjoy the status of being North America’s longest running Homeopathic College.We have graduates practicing and students currently studying with us from different countries all over the world.
We are recognized and approved by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario: our program of study meets or exceeds the parameters for both the theoretical and clinical components as required by the CHO which is the regulatory body for the homeopathic profession in this province. We have a well proven clinical training model, which is exceedingly important in preparing you for real life practice upon graduation.
In addition we are the only Canadian Homeopathic School accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA) - the only accrediting body that exists for homeopathic education. Please read, Understanding Independent Accreditation, for more information on the importance of independent accreditation.
Our Courses, Staff and Faculty
Our courses are founded upon pure, Classical Hahnemannian Homeopathy, and on providing the highest level of training and education. Since 1994, we have built an international reputation as a leader in Homeopathic education. In addition to our outstanding Homeopathy classes, all taught by master homeopaths, our In-Class Health Science courses are taught by Naturopathic Doctors who specialize in homeopathy, as well as Medical Doctors. Over the years we have assembled a roster of lecturers and supervisors who are both good clinicians as well as excellent teachers, and these rarely come in the same body! We are exceedingly proud of our staff and faculty. They are highly educated, successful, passionate, kind and generous with their knowledge. Our administrative staff is solely comprised of graduates from our College. We pride ourselves on being very open, considerate and understanding of our students’ needs.
Our famous Homeopathy and Health Sciences Diploma Course begins twice every year, with a September enrolment as well as an accelerated January enrolment. These classes are held every other weekend from 9:00am – 5:00pm (both days). The course is structured so that even students with families and full-time jobs can train to become professional homeopaths. This course provides students with the full amount of training and qualifications required by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario, the new licensing body for Homeopathy in Ontario. In addition to weekend classes, students shadow Master homeopaths in our Teaching Clinic, which affords a truly unique learning experience: the chance to follow along cases with the expertise and guidance of homeopaths who have been practicing for at least 15 years. This type of clinical experience is very rare in the world of homeopathy today. In addition to shadowing the masters, our students earn their own clinical externship hours where they take on their own patients, also supervised by expert homeopaths. We are so proud to offer such a well-rounded clinical experience in our Diploma Course.
We offer a variety of flexible training opportunities and exemptions to students who apply with previous comparable training at other learning institutions. In addition to our Homeopathy and Health Sciences Diploma Course, we offer a Homeopathy for Health Care Practitioners and Physicians Course, a Homeopathy Certificate Class, a Distance Education Diploma Course (suitable for students outside Ontario) an Introduction to Homeopathy Distance Education Course, a Homeopathic Post Graduate Program (The Road to Clinical Mastery) and an option for students trained elsewhere to supplement their clinical training through attending the CCHM teaching clinic. We have also been running a Homeopathic Post Graduate Program, The Road to Clinical Mastery, since 2008.
Please take a look at our detailed course outlines to learn more about a program you may be interested in:
- In Class Homeopathy and Health Sciences Diploma Course (an approved program recognized by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario)
- In Class Health Care Practitioners and Physicians Course
- In Class Homeopathy Certificate Course
- Distance Education Homeopathic Practitioner Diploma Course
- Distance Education Introduction to Homeopathy Course
- Supplementary Clinical Training Program
- In Class Post Graduate Program, The Road to Clinical Mastery (open to all professional Homeopaths and Naturopaths)
World Class Clinical Training
The two-fold Externship and Internship Clinical Training experience at CCHM sets us apart from all other schools and makes our Clinical Training a comprehensive and invaluable experience for our students. Our Clinical Internship and Clinical Externship Programs have been an integral part of CCHM since our inception in 1994. This integrated approach is a big part of what has made our College a top international school and why our graduates are so successful in practice. The Clinical Training hours at CCHM exceed the requirements laid out by The College of Homeopaths of Ontario.
We feel it is important for students to gain hands-on experience and begin building their own future homeopathic practices while they are still in school. This is the experience students gain in the Externship portion of the CCHM Clinical Training, when they begin to take on their own patients while being fully supervised one on one by our experienced and knowledgeable supervisors. If students live in close proximity to the College, they often use the CCHM clinic space to see their Externship patients and are always welcome to do so, on a flexible schedule. If students live outside of the GTA, our Clinical Training model offers a great deal of flexibility so that students can begin building their future homeopathic practices in their own areas, right where they live. Our Clinical Training is well known for its success, so we consistently have inquires from the public looking to work with our students. Upon graduation, some graduates move right into a busy practice they’ve been building while in school. The Externship portion of the CCHM Clinical Training means that our students spend many flexible hours working one on one with their own personal supervisors by phone, Skype, email and in person, depending upon the students’ location and schedule.
We feel it is exceedingly important for students to observe cases being taken live by Master Homeopaths, to be able to ask questions, have discussions and have the chance to follow those cases closely so that students can experience, first hand, what an expert does to achieve succesful long term case management. Students gain this opportunity in the Internship portion of CCHM's Clinical Training, where patients come and receive treatment in our teaching clinic. Many of our Internship patients become patients of our In Class students after beginning their care in our Teaching Clinic. This is another way we give our students the experience and tools they need to succeed.
Top Quality Facilities
Our head office is in an A class building which also houses our Teaching Clinic, Library and some of our classrooms. The building is wheelchair accessible and conveniently located directly across from the Davisville subway station. Patients receive excellent care by either our Resident Homeopath, one of our Internship Clinic Supervisors or one of our senior students under the careful supervision of a classically trained and experienced Homeopath. We provide the public with exceptional homeopathic care at a very affordable rate. While students are encouraged to bring patients to the clinic, CCHM provides students with both patients for the in class clinic as well as some of their own externship patients.
The Davisville office is equipped with free Wifi and a kitchenette. Students have complimentary access to Radar and MacRep Homeopathic software while on the school premises as well as access to our School Library. Our head office is staffed by Andrea Deal, CCHM’s Administrative Director and Registrar, and Kerry Walker, Associate Registrar and PR & Communications Officer (both homeopaths and graduates of our school) who also act as Clinic Coordinators. We have two Internship Supervisors (one with over 15 and the other with over 30 years of clinical experience), as well as our Resident Homeopath, President and founder of CCHM, Raymond Edge, and our Vice President, Joyce Edge. We boast a fantastic roster of Externship Supervisors (each with a minimum of 5 years clinical experience) who are assigned to work with our students one on one. You can learn more about all of our wonderful teaching faculty on our faculty page.
We host classes at the University of Toronto’s beautiful Victoria Campus as well, located at the Museum subway station. Both of our locations have lovely nearby green spaces and a myriad of cafes and restaurants within walking distance for break-times.
If you would like to know more details about our school or you have any other questions, please phone or email us anytime.