Choosing a homeopathy school can be daunting, and many questions must be answered before deciding. Here are some key questions to consider:
- First and foremost, what is the total cost of tuition, including supervision? Good supervision can cost $100 or more per hour, so it’s important to factor this in when considering the program’s overall cost. If the course is offered in modules, what is the total expected expenditure to get a student to graduation?
- Next, how much live clinical training does the program include? Knowing what portion of the training is live versus recorded is important. Additionally, it’s essential to understand how the school calculates clinic hours and how many actual cases you will see during your clinical training.
- Another important consideration is the faculty. Are they practicing homeopaths, and what kind of cases do they typically see? Having experienced, knowledgeable faculty who can provide real-world insights and guidance is crucial.
- Understanding the curriculum for the program you intend to do is vital. If the school follows a contemporary “guru,” how much actual homeopathy is in the curriculum? You need to be grounded in homeopathic philosophy to ensure consistency and reproducibility.
- If the program is self-paced, knowing what kind of contact students will receive and how often is essential. Who provides feedback, and what is the graduation rate for self-paced courses?
- Additionally, if a program’s clinical training is done primarily or exclusively by video, it’s essential to know how old the videos are. If they are over five years old, they will likely not include cases of PANS/PANDAS, Long-Covid, and other emerging health issues.
- How long are cases tracked? Following cases for months and even years is important to ensure the best possible outcomes.
- Finally, it’s important to understand what resources are available after graduation. Is there ongoing mentorship? What percentage of students take and pass the CHC exam? How involved are school administration, faculty, and alums in advocacy for homeopathy and the health of our profession?