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.

Please see our introductory video to the NMSA below!

What’s going on in the NMSA right now?

Scholarship Opportunity from NDI

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Eligibility: Each year NDI partners with the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) to award scholarships for NDI global health courses & internships. If you are an NMSA member, your application will receive priority during our review process.

Additionally, licensed clinicians and students from a variety of healthcare professions (ND, LAc, MD, DC, NP, RN, PharmD, LM, CPM, etc.), including doctorate, masters and undergraduate programs such as research, nutrition, global health, and international relations are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: JANUARY 15, 2018: While scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, NDI announces awards by January 31. If additional scholarship funds become available, another award date may be added.

Notification of Scholarship Awards: All applicants will receive notice no later than Jan 31st, 2018.

Thank you Bragg Foundation for providing the Patricia & Paul C. Bragg Global Health Scholarships!


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!

OUR PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIPS ARE OPEN! All NMSA members have the opportunity to apply to the Public Policy Fellowship, amounted to $1500 EACH! Two Fellows will be appointed after review by the NMSA Executive Committee. Applications are open until December 10, 2017 and must be submitted to by 11:59 PST. For more information and additional opportunities, contact Steven LaBrecque at or

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


Naturopathic Medicine Week

Congratulations to the Bastyr Washington NMSA Chapter for winning the Golden Avocado! Many chapters have received donations and conducted fundraising efforts to support our colleagues at the Universidad del Turabo. NMSA International will be purchasing and sending relief funding and items soon! Thank you to all of our private donors for making this a possibility.

UPDATE: 11/11/17

The Naturopathic Medical Student Association has placed an order of over $1,500 of supplies to aid Universidad del Turabo’s members and their communities. We give our greatest thank-yous to our private donors and student members who ran fundraising events to make this a possibility!

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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