What is a Black book? 5 tips to get you started right now!

By Tara Zwicker – If you’ve been at an accredited Naturopathic Medical school for any length of time, you’ve likely heard whispers of needing a black book, but what exactly is this mysterious tome? Simply put, a black book is a self-made database of medical conditions, naturopathic and conventional treatments, and most importantly, clinical pearls gathered throughout your clinical training and beyond. There is no one ‘right way’ to compile or organize your black book, as it will be as individualized as you are, but in this blog, we will go over some basics to get you started.

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Call for Submissions in a new journal, N-of-1: Clinical Case Reports

N-of-1: Clinical Case Reports is a new journal from Whole Systems Research Institute, a research collaborative aimed at supporting the holistic, systems-based research initiatives of Whole Systems Healthcare.

Our goal is to provide integrative medicine students and clinicians with a forum for reporting unique and interesting cases, treatment protocols, and outcomes. N-of-1 aims to be an innovative peer-reviewed resource of high-quality case reports, case series, and n-of-1 clinical trials, with the intention of providing baseline evidence for future clinical research.

We are accepting submissions for our inaugural issue, scheduled to be published in Spring 2021.To learn more about our submission guidelines and start the process of submitting your case, visit our submissions page. We are currently offering a discounted submission and publication rate for student authors. All fees go toward publication costs. Contact Josh Corn (jcorn@wshcare.org).