One Week Live-in Preceptorship in Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine

Live with and learn from Charley Cropley, N.D.

*Please note: this preceptorship is for doctors and medical students only.


My practice of medicine is the devotional practice of living. My clinic is my home, and my physical modalities are those art forms which I express myself physically, mentally and spiritually everyday. To understand how I practice the art of medicine is to understand how I live.

This one week program is an advanced preceptor program—I offer you the opportunity to live with me for the duration of your stay in Boulder and participate in the experience of living as I do. We eat together, pray together, move and rest in harmony. You will be involved with all conference calls, meetings, and events I am involved with.

    Before scheduling a preceptorship please carefully read my expectations, and look through my website, paying special attention to videos and blog posts.

    Once you have a clear idea of what I am about, and know this to be an opportunity which will empower your journey to become the expression of medicine you hold for yourself, fill out the application below. Contact my assistant Holly at with any questions. 

    What previous and current mentees have said:

    “Living and working with Dr. Cropley for a week was a true joy. The time we spent together gave me a thorough understanding of his practice and lifestyle which are beautifully interwoven. He really walks the talk. I learned what it looks like to engage in the arts of living each and every day via many conversations about philosophy, eating and shopping together, seeing patients, participating in business meetings, and having fun! I would recommend this program to any ND student who wants to get back to the roots of naturopathic medicine with a fantastic teacher, mentor and friend that is Dr. Cropley.”  

    “Charley Cropley is a living embodiment of naturopathic medicine. If you are interested in expressing the absolute power of your Self and transmitting within the context of a patient/doctor relationship, there is no greater example. I first met Charley five years ago, and he has never ceased to amaze me, support me, and guide me with the most tender and loving hands in awakening to the absolute majesty of vis medicatrix naturae.
    The realization that my Love for my Self is the very process through which, or by which I gain access to the miracle of healing, the miracle of Life, and ultimate freedom to Be who I Am, is not for the faint of heart. This is brutal, ferocious, terrifying, and painfully honest work. As I gain access to an awareness of my entire Self, I no longer have the “luxury” of denying shadow elements of myself; I gaze Lovingly into the most ugly aspects of my dysfunction, my illness, my humanness. I learn to Love all of these perspectives, and understand they do NOT define me, for I Am the Fierce Determinant; the Awareness which Knows that I Know that I Know.”  

    Node Smith – Association for Naturopathic ReVitalization

    “I can’t thank you enough for sharing this article. It is absolutely wonderful and EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now! I ended up taking this quarter off of clinic to *restore my VIS* and I will be finishing up my last 4 clinic shifts this summer. Every day I see more & more how the medicine I share with others is that which overflows from my own personal healing journey. Learning to properly care for oneself is absolutely the core of our medicine – – I can’t thank you enough for our time together and everything you have taught me!”


    More on the philosophy of Integral Naturopathic Medicine:

    Healing is a self-directed act of devotional service; the highest level of wisdom and compassion which presents itself in nature. This is radical!

    Self-love is the driving force which brings all people to search for healing. They may not consciously realize it, but one’s love and caring for themselves is exactly what brings a patient to a doctor. The innate urge to care for one’s self is the foundational aspect of my practice, and if you’re reading this, you are likely interested in how to transmit this realization as a clinical tool to help you facilitate healing within your own, or future patients.

    Watch these videos to learn more:


    Are you ready to embark on this journey with me?