Marsden Centre Residency Program

Residency Application Package

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Marsden Centre Residency Program

This program is a two-year full-time program that consists of three key areas:

Core Curriculum Topics

Integrative oncology

  • Tumor biology
  • Rapid Cancer Diagnosis and Screening
  • Patient Assessment (Physical Examination, Imaging, Pathology, Laboratory Work-Up, History)
  • Conventional Treatments – their effects, side effects and supportive natural treatments
  • Individualized risk reductions – assessment of genetic risk and environmental factors influencing cancer risk and preparing specific preventive patient programs
  • Natural Cytostatics/Cytotoxics and their application in patients
  • Diet Therapy in Cancer Patients
  • Fitness Therapy in Cancer Patients
  • Naturopathic Medicine in palliative care

Research Projects

  • Residents must complete 2 extensive research projects of their choosing in the fields of integrative oncology and environmental medicine
  • The goal for each project is for eventual publishing

Infusion Therapy

  • Technique Review
  • Safety Engineered Devices
  • Central Line Access
  • Nutrient therapy
  • Botanical therapy
  • Infusion therapy for detoxification of environmental contaminants
  • Infusion therapy in specialty populations (elderly, immunocompromised, etc.)
  • Emergency medicine in infusion therapy

Environmental Medicine

  • Review of the pathophysiological process in Environmental Illness (EI) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
  • Role of environmental contaminants in disease:
  • EMF/RF Fields
  • Toxic Metals
  • Chlorinated Pesticides
  • Volatile Solvents
  • PCBs
  • Pthalates
  • Assessment of patient toxic exposure and body burden
  • Detoxification protocols for environmental exposures
  • Supportive therapies for EI and MCS

Mentorship and Patient Care Experience

  • Patient cases are reviewed on a regular basis in group settings and residents are mentored with the clinic director and assistant director on difficult cases
  • Throughout the residency program residents are evaluated to ensure qualification for graduation of the program.