Clinician Mentorship

Dr. Stacey Richards ND

What is the Clinician Mentorship Program?

This unique program is an opportunity for recent graduates and naturopathic medical students to join Dr. Richards in Edmonton, Alberta, for shadowing, case reviews, and business mentorship.
You will learn Dr. Richard’s SMRT Methodology and upon completion may be invited to join the clinic for an internship position.


Summer programs are available for naturopathic medical students entering their 4th year of school.


Year-long programs are available for recent graduates of an accredited naturopathic medical school.

The Clinician Mentorship is a structured program to improve your clinical skills, business readiness, and most importantly—patient outcomes.

Application Requirements


4th year or recent graduate of an accredited naturopathic medical school


Interest in practicing in Alberta


Willingness to be hands-on in the clinic, including IV and injection skills


Particular interest in stress and how stress impacts disease


Openness to learn new ways of doing things for the best patient outcomes!

What to Expect

This mentorship program is carefully designed to teach you the 3 essential pillars for success in practice.

Pillar 1: Clinic

Learn the business foundations of running a clinic:


Choosing the right work environment


How to handle challenging patients


How to build good clinician patient relationships


How to build a good team


Supplements and dispensary best practice


Self-image when interacting with patients

Pillar 2: Clinician

Learn the SMRT Methodology for patient success:


Clinician confidence


Systems for successful practice


Patient retention


Connecting with patients


Overcoming the fear of selling


IV & injection skills

Pillar 3: Completion

Decide on your best next step:


How to start on your own


Option to stay for internship


Pros and cons of specializing


How to build your practice faster

Hi, I’m Dr. Richards ND.

I’ve spent the last 15 years building Edmonton, Alberta’s most comprehensive clinic for medical and wellness needs. There are so many things about running a clinic and being a successful clinician that I wish I had known when I first started—and look forward to sharing with you.

The goal of this mentorship program is to prepare you with skills (that you cannot learn in school) that will set you up for success.

Common Questions

How long is the mentorship program?

The mentorship program length ranges from 2-12 months long.

Is this a full-time position?

This program is built to work with you part-time or full-time.

What types of patients will I see?

You will see patients who are looking to feel in control of habits vs feeling tortured. These patients are looking for calm and ease in how they are at work, family interactions and how they feel in their skin. Patients who are ready for transformational care – a system with a treatment plan roadmap with clearly defined outcomes.

What types of therapies do you use?

Dr. Richards uses a range of therapies to support her patients. She uses all the modalities – nutrition, diet, lifestyle, botanical, acupuncture, IV and injection therapies to name a few.

How much does this mentorship cost?

The cost of the membership will depend on the if you join full-time or part-time or the level of mentorship designed specifically for you.

How to Apply

To make sure we are a good fit, please complete this simple application process.


Complete an Application

Click the button below to complete a brief online application.

Send a Cover Letter & Resume

Once your application is approved, you will receive an email to request you send a cover letter and resume.

Book an Interview

If we believe you might be a good fit for the mentorship, you will receive an invitation to book an interview with Dr. Richards.