The New York School of Homeopathy Diploma Program is a 4-year professional training course. Our program gives students a strong understanding of homeopathic philosophy coupled with a working knowledge of homeopathic methodology and its clinical application. The NYSH curriculum weaves the teachings of the early masters with the progressive ideas and clinical approaches of 21st-century homeopaths.
Schedule Students meet for 10 weekend classes per academic year, once a month on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Setting Our full-time classroom at 139 Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan houses a lending library, study groups, and our Graduate Apprentice Program (GAP Clinic) – an internship program that bridges the gap between graduation and private practice.
Anatomy and Pathology In addition to our 4-year diploma program, NYSH offers a uniquely designed course of Anatomy and Pathology for students of homeopathy who would like to complete the AIHC requirement; it is approved by the Association for International Homeopathic Certification. This is not a required NYSH course, and it is offered periodically based on student demand and teacher availability. There are also acceptable online options available. See A&P
The 4-Year Curriculum
The New York School of Homeopathy curriculum is designed to train confident and excellent practitioners of homeopathy who will apply their knowledge effectively and with enthusiasm. Self-directed study is an integral part of our program; challenging homework assignments prepare students for in-class presentations.
Our curriculum fully prepares each student to fulfill the requirements for International Homeopathic Certification (IHC). See AIHC
Year 1: The basics of homeopathy
The first year introduces the basics of homeopathic history, philosophy and application. Using the principles of homeopathy, we explore the nature of disease and its cure.
Students begin with the practical application of homeopathy by hearing paper cases and observing videos of cured cases. State of the art homeopathic software will be demonstrated. We cover many remedies, including first-aid, acute, and chronic remedies. Students learn to work with the Repertory and discover how to solve basic cases.
Completion of the first year gives students a foundational knowledge of homeopathy and the tools to apply remedies in first-aid and acute situations. You will be prepared for the second year’s more intensive study of remedies in groupings.
- Philosophy, principles and history of homeopathy: the study of Hahnemann’s Organon and the writings of early homeopaths
- The nature of health and disease
- Comparing conventional and alternative medicine
- First aid homeopathic remedies
- Acute homeopathic remedies
- Materia Medica of the polycrest remedies
- Repertory study
- Taking a homeopathic case
- Observing clinical cases and solving basic cases
- Introduction to chronic treatment
- Kingdoms, remedy groupings, and natural history of remedy sources
Year 2: Deepening your grasp of homeopathy
The second year deepens the first-year studies with a more rigorous emphasis on the treatment and understanding of complex chronic diseases. During this year students gain a deep understanding of the practical philosophy behind homeopathy, along with extensive knowledge of chronic remedies, kingdoms, and groupings.
Intensive exposure to clinical cases through paper, video, and live cases enhances the learning process. Three weekends in the second year are spent observing the NYSH school clinic in action.
Using a unique method of teaching that emphasizes the grouping of remedies, we cover a broad spectrum of remedies. The innovative methods of contemporary masters, including Rajan Sankaran, Divya Chhabra, Jan Scholten, Massimo Mangialavori, and others are explored from this year forward.
- Deeper study of principles of homeopathy
- Further understanding of kingdoms
- Remedy groupings and original sources
- Materia medica of lesser known remedies
- Homeopathic pharmacology
- Treatment of chronic disease
- Case taking and analysis
- Introduction to evaluating follow-ups
- Two weekends of clinic observation
- Discussion of various clinical approaches
- Introduction to the human sciences
Year 3: Strengthening your clinical abilities
In year three you will join fourth-year students as members of the NYSH clinic and prepare to take cases. Through exposure to live cases, you will gain the confidence needed to take cases on your own, under supervision, when deemed ready.
- Case taking, evaluation, and follow up of live cases
- Case analysis and learning to write up a case
- Learning to use various methods of case taking
- Case management
- Continued study of remedies and related natural history
- Introduction to practice management
- Study of human pathologies
Year 4: Professional practice
Year four is a clinical and personal mentoring year, during which each student is supervised while creating a portfolio of their own privately taken cases. We help students prepare for the national certification application and exam, and guide them in setting up a homeopathic practice. Five supervised cases, a special graduation exam, and an independent project will be required to earn a diploma.
- Case taking, evaluation, and follow up of live cases
- Working with various methods of case taking
- Advanced study of remedies and related natural history
- Continued study of human pathologies
- Personal mentoring and supervision of independent cases
- Establishing and managing a successful practice
- Independent studies project
- Assistance in preparing for the national certification exam
NYSH Student Clinic
At NYSH, the 3rd and 4th years of school are mainly clinical experience. However, students begin their clinic observation in their 2nd Year, when they sit in on three or four clinic class weekends that year.
When you officially join the NYSH clinic in your 3rd year, a new client is seen once a month on Saturday afternoon. Case taking involves a student homeopath and Susan Sonz the director, while the rest of the class observes and takes notes, without direct participation. Follow-ups with previous clients are usually scheduled on Saturday mornings.
On Saturday evening, each student is expected to analyze the case, choose a remedy, and write up the case. Sunday afternoon is spent discussing the case. Under the supervision of Susan Sonz, a consensus is reached and a remedy choice is made. The student homeopath who took the case, manages the case- again under supervision and with the help and support of the clinic class. Regular updates on each client are submitted via email, and discussion is encouraged as issues of remedy, potency and management arise.
Because many of our clinic clients have been coming to us for years, the NYSHclinic offers a unique opportunity for students to follow new and older clients for an extended period of time, and get hands-on experience with the real issues of case management.
Post Graduate Clinic (GAP)
After graduation from NYSH, we offer continuing education through the Graduate Apprentice Program (GAP Clinic). The GAP Clinic is an internship program that bridges the gap between graduation and private practice. Participation is by invitation only; the students who display special interest and ability in their four years of study are invited as interns to observe Susan Sonz take her own private cases, after which everyone is invited to discuss the remedy selection. Case management issues are discussed as the case develops and followups are observed. This is a special opportunity to continue to work with dedicated homeopaths, while you build your own private practice.