The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) is an international, student-governed, 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support naturopathic medical students at accredited schools in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico. We provide access to unique leadership experiences and educational resources as well as increased access to information on how to succeed in our future careers as healthcare professionals.



2018 NMSA Conference

Please see our introductory video to the NMSA below!

What’s going on in the NMSA right now?

Global Helth Fellowship Applications – CLOSED!

Congratulations to Jennifer Cheng of Bastyr WA for being awarded this Fellowship! Thank you to NDI for funding this opportunity.


Naturopathic Medicine Week

Congratulations to the CCNM NMSA Chapter for winning the Golden Avocado for the 2018 Canadian Naturopathic Medicine Week Challenge!

Congratulations to the Bastyr Washington NMSA Chapter for winning the Golden Avocado for the 2017 US Naturopathic Medicine Week Challenge!


2018-2019 NMSA Board of Directors

We are excited to announce your 2018-19 NMSA International Executive Board of Directors!

Blake Langley (NUNM), President
Valerie Kremer (CCNM), President-Elect
Brianna Firminger (Bastyr WA), Chief Administrative Officer
Karen Appel (Bastyr WA), Chief Financial Officer
Sydney Freggiaro (Bastyr WA), VP of Communication & PR
Thomas Macsay (Bastyr CA), VP of Membership
Khaleed Alston (NUNM), VP of Development

Chapter Elections are underway! Please be on the lookout for a full Board of Directors announcement in the next newsletter!


Scholarship Opportunity from Bragg

Applications for the 2018 Bragg Nutrition Scholarships – (2) at $2,500 each! – are now closed. Winners are to be announced by the end of the month! One scholarship will be awarded to a student from Universidad del Turabo, one scholarship will be awarded to a student from one of the other schools.


Scholarship Opportunity from NDI

Applications have now closed. Thank you, Bragg Foundation, for funding the Patricia & Paul C. Bragg Global Health Scholarships through NDI!


Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2018 Fellowships are underway! Please click here to find the application in the Membership Benefits tab – you must be logged in to access this! Be on the lookout for the 2018 Global Health Fellowships to be released this spring!

We thank NCMIC ( for their generous support of the NMSA in funding the 2018 Public Policy Fellowship! Congratulations Aubrey Corbett of NUNM and Valerie Kremer of CCNM.

We thank NPLEX for their continued support of student research via the Anna MacIntosh Junior Investigator Award. The NMSA wholeheartedly extends its congratulations to Maxwell Crispo of CCNM!

Wondering how to support us? Click here to see a simple breakdown of NMSA sponsorship and support opportunities and the benefits it provides you!

NMSA Chapters


Bastyr University Washington (BUW)

University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM)

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)

Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine (BINM)


Bastyr University California (BUC)

Chicago Chapter

National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM)

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)

Universidad del Turabo

Recent Posts

Student Spotlight

NMSA Student Spotlight: David Gallina

Bastyr University student awarded “Student of the Year” at International Neurology Conference

David Gallina was recognized as the 2017 Student of the Year by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation at the 7th annual conference this past November.  He is the co-founder of Hybrid Movement Practice, a company dedicated to combining movement education with functional neurology.  David is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.  His fascination of circus arts and dance led to his current study and practice of “general human movement” under The Ido Portal Method.  He has been accepted to teach his work at Harvard Medical School at the “Movement and Cognition” conference in summer 2018.  

To find out more, his lecture slides from this conference are located here: 

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