Gerson Practitioner Training Program

Gerson Practitioner Training Program

Our mission as an organization is anchored in upholding the legacy of Dr. Max Gerson, his passion and interconnection with nature. Through our Gerson Practitioner Training Program, we make Dr. Gerson’s dream of training medical professionals a reality. Rooted in evidence-based work, this program is devoted to training current and future generations of practitioners in the effective Gerson Therapy method of treating the underlying cause of disease.

“History shows that, from time to time, men are swayed too easily by new thoughts and theories and by new developments in technology and chemistry, which they use as their bases in medical practice. This leads them too far away from nature. Therefore, it becomes necessary from time to time to bring medical doctrine back nearer to nature.”

– Dr. Max Gerson, M.D. (A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases)

Align your practice with the laws of nature

If you are tired of prescribing the same medications over and over to the same patients; feeling burned out and helpless, like the heart and soul is missing from your practice; yearning to learn how to make lasting, impactful change in your patients’ lives with nutrition and lifestyle; looking for a network of like-minded medical professionals who want to change the world… then this program might be right for you.

By becoming a Certified Gerson Practitioner, you’ll be able to offer patients an integrative and holistic approach while connecting food and medicine in a unique way to educate not just your patients, but their families and communities, too. With your practice and ethical beliefs in alignment, you can start or build a Gerson Therapy telemedicine practice, or even open a Licensed Gerson Clinic of your own.

Follow the footsteps of Dr. Gerson to a rewarding, lasting legacy.

How to Apply

The Gerson Practitioner Training Program is a certification program designed to train and certify medical professionals in the theory, application and case management of the Gerson Therapy. It is a continuous, virtual track that takes place over the course of two years, empowering medical professionals with clinical and practical skills, tools and knowledge to successfully manage cases with the Gerson Therapy.

To see if this is the right training program for you, you’ll need to:

Determine if you meet the preliminary Program Requirements.

Gain an understanding of what the program entails by reading the Program Overview.

Submit the Pre-Screen Form.

Program Requirements

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) – United States Only
  • Naturopathic Doctor (ND)**
  • **Must have a 4-year degree from an accredited school that offers the basic sciences as well as the clinical/medical application. Cannot be an online degree.
  • Minimum of three years consecutive clinical practice
  • Medical and clinical background in order to conduct independent case management
  • Training in pathophysiology
  • Astute medical diagnostic and clinical management skills
  • Thorough experience interpreting lab work and correlating with clinical status
  • Current license in the country and/or state in which practice is conducted/located
  • Standard of practice guidelines must allow autonomous client management in an out-patient setting

Program Overview

The Gerson Practitioner Training Program kicks off with a 4-day virtual orientation where participants receive approximately 28 hours of instruction taught by our team of Gerson faculty, staff and practitioners. Orientation lays the foundational concepts of the Gerson Therapy, basics of Gerson case management, and provides interactive group activities.

Topics covered during Orientation include:

  • Physiological Basis of the Gerson Therapy
  • Salt & Water Management: Potassium, Sodium & Tissue Damage
  • Cellular Detoxification
  • Gerson Therapy Case Analysis

Following the Orientation event is Internship, the first segment of training that focuses on providing a thorough foundation of knowledge in the Gerson Therapy, as well as an introduction to the intricacies of practicing the Gerson Therapy. Internship courses span over 12 months, at which time a Clinical Competency Exam must be passed in order to advance to the next training segment: Residency.

Courses and topics covered during Internship include:

  • Gerson Therapy Theory I & II
  • Gerson Therapy Practicum I & II
  • Constructive Client Sessions & Coaching a Client
  • Telehealth & Virtual Practice Management

Residency is the second segment of training and focuses on building confidence and applying expertise in the practice of Gerson Therapy case management. This is achieved through shadowing Clinical Instructors in real time, while personally managing assigned client cases over the span of approximately 12 months.

It is a blend of didactic instruction and direct observation with critique in grand rounds, where Residents must demonstrate clinical competency and case management skills built over the course of training.

Courses and topics covered during Residency include:

  • Shadowing a Certified Gerson Practitioner
  • Grand Rounds: Presenting Cases for Review & Collaborative Feedback
  • Consult Observations: Independent Client Management & Mentorship

A final Clinical Competency Exam must be passed in order to be certified.

Certified Gerson Practitioners receive a certificate of completion, exposure and referrals through the Gerson Institute. Among many other benefits, Certified Gerson Practitioners qualify to take our advanced course on developing a Gerson Clinic for licensure. Upon successful completion of this advanced course, Certified Gerson Practitioners then qualify to apply for Gerson facility licensure.

Tuition is $20,000.00 over the course of this 24-month certification track and includes all courses, exams and course materials. Scholarships or payment plans are available and require a deposit with enrollment (indicate your interest on the pre-screen form).

Start your journey today

Enrollment for the Gerson Practitioner Training program occurs annually and involves a 3-phase application process.

  • Phase I: Candidates must first pre-qualify by submitting the Pre-Screen Form below.
  • Phase II: Eligible candidates will then complete the formal application.
  • Phase III: Candidates must participate in an interview before an invitation to enroll in the program is extended.

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