Ancient wisdom meets the cutting edge

Learn the defining principles and practical wisdom of biological medicine

  • Gain new perspective on the nature of disease and 'the cure'

  • Learn how terrain, toxins, miasm, and temperament affect patients' health and outcomes

  • Discover how BioMed practitioners are utilizing the latest technologies to optimize patient health

What people are saying

Testimonials from graduates

The Heart of Medicine

Dr. Afshin Shahkoohi, MD, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Brooklyn, NY

"The certification course was fantastic. Dr. Thom is one of the best teachers you could ever have. He is so understandable and explains everything so well. He has expertise in so many different areas, it is unbelievable... I recommend this course for anyone who wants to get to the heart of medicine... When I came to Biological Medicine, I was first contemplating between pursuing functional medicine and other modalities. But this practice resonated in my core… Biological Medicine has something that other practices like integrative or functional medicine don’t have: a unique combination of approaches that together mean a better standard of care."

Get credit for your learning

Earn continuing medical education credits

Thanks to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine, participants who successfully complete Introduction to Biological Medicine are eligible to receive 10 general CME credits. Successful completion requires review of all course content and a passing grade on quizzes at the conclusion of each module.

Learn From the Best

Lead Instructor

Dr. Dickson Thom

Dr. Dickson Thom, ND, DDS has over 45 years of medical experience as a clinician and teacher to doctors, students and the lay public in proven medical principles and business skills. He obtained his first post-doctoral degree from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 1974 and his first Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada in 1986. In 1989, Dr. Thom completed a second degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Thom is a former Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at NCNM where he was a full-time professor for over 25 years. In 2009, he was awarded “The Vis Award” from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for his commitment to the Healing Power of Nature as demonstrated through his work, life, and community service, a prestigious honor. Dr. Thom has lectured extensively for over 40 years throughout the world and has written and collaborated on many articles dealing with energy medicines and nutrition. Additionally, he has authored 5 books. In addition to a long career as a professor, Dr. Thom has always maintained a private practice with a primary focus on chronic disease, autoimmune disease, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disorders. Today, he continues to practice biological medicine in Scottsdale, AZ.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here

    • How to Begin

  • 2

    Interactive Course Workbook

    • Interactive Course Workbook

  • 3

    Module 1: Introduction & History of Biological Medicine

  • 4

    Module 2: The Nature of Health, Disease & the Cure

    • Slides: The Nature of Health, Disease & The Cure

    • Video Recording: The Nature of Health, Disease & the Cure

    • Quiz: The Nature of Health, Disease & the Cure

  • 5

    Module 3: Terrain

    • Slides: Terrain

    • Video Recording: Terrain

    • Quiz: Terrain

    • Temperament Questionnaire

  • 6

    Module 4: Toxins

    • Slides: Toxins

    • Video Recording: Toxins

    • Quiz: Toxins

  • 7

    Module 5: Pre-Conception to Chronic Disease

    • Slides: Pre-Conception to Chronic Disease

    • Video Recording: Pre-Conception to Chronic Disease

    • Quiz: Pre-Conception to Chronic Disease

  • 8

    Module 6: Brain & Organ Development

    • Slides: Brain & Organ Development

    • Video Recording: Brain & Organ Development

    • Quiz: Brain & Organ Development

  • 9

    Module 7: Intro to Patient Experience, Assessments & Treatment

    • Slides: Intro to Patient Experience, Assessments & Treatment

    • Video Recording: Intro to Patient Experience, Assessments & Treatment

    • Quiz: Intro to Patient Experience, Assessments & Treatment

  • 10

    Module 8: The Business of Health

    • Slides: The Business of Health

    • Video Recording: The Business of Health

    • Quiz: The Business of Health

  • 11

    Module 9: Case Study

    • Slides: Case Study

    • Video Recording: Case Study

Free Copy Included!

Each registrant* will receive a FREE copy of Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self-Healing. Written by some of the leading minds in Biological Medicine today, this primer provides invaluable insight to practitioners and patients alike. A $20 value!

*Offer only valid for registrants with postal addresses in the United States


  • What is the intent of this course? Who is this course for?

    Introduction to Biological Medicine is for all persons - healthcare providers and lay people - who wish to learn about biological medicine. BioMed offers an innovative and holistic perspective on health and patient care as well as a range of diagnostic technologies and therapies not commonly utilized in conventional medicine. Through participation in this course, attendees will gain foundational knowledge and understanding of biological medicine.

  • How much do these courses cost?

    Introduction to Biological Medicine (online, self-paced) is priced at $200, which includes access to online course software, materials, technical assistance, and a complimentary copy of the paperback book, Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self-Healing.

  • Are there any discounts available?

    Yes. Current medical students are eligible for a 50% discount for Introduction to Biological Medicine with proof of a valid medical student ID. Medical school graduates are also able to access 50% discount on all courses within one year of graduation. Proof of graduation required. To learn more or express interest in this discount, please email Jessica Frank at [email protected]

  • Can I receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for this course?

    Yes. The Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine has authorized 10 CMEs for Introduction to Biological Medicine as of April 2023.

  • Is this an online or in-person course?

    Introduction to Biological Medicine is a fully online, self-paced introductory course. Participants may begin at any time but must successfully complete the course to register for advanced studies.

  • How do I contact someone about this course?

    To learn more, to have questions answered, or for assistance, please contact Jessica Frank, Marion Institute BioMed Program Manager, at jf[email protected] or by phone at (508) 748-0816 ext. 115.