Leadership Blog Series – Prevention is Key: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Summer is quickly approaching, and that can only mean one thing – Sunshine! Well, here in sunny Arizona, where I live, we have sun year round.  But who doesn’t like sunshine? There is such a thing as too much sunshine. This month’s topic is Skin Cancer Awareness. Melanoma I’m sure you’ve heard about melanoma skin […]

Leadership Blog Series – Essential Oils Can Change Your Life

Most of us have heard of essential oils (EO), but did you know they can provide many therapeutic benefits for both physical and mental health?! EO’s are highly concentrated, biologically active volatile compounds that can be used often in very small amounts without the fear of a toxic overload. They have been used for thousands […]

Reflections: Canadian Federation of Medical Schools (CFMS) Conference 2016 – A Student’s Perspective

The NMSA was privileged with the opportunity to attend the Canadian Federation of Medical Schools (CFMS) Conference and Spring General Meeting in Montreal, Quebec on the weekend of April 15, 2016. The CFMS is the professional student organization for medical school students in Canada; it has 14 member schools, with over 7500 student members. The […]

Leadership Blog Series – DC-FLI: Bringing Our Medicine to New Heights

This past weekend I had an incredible time working with my fellow student colleagues and naturopathic doctors Washington D.C. for the American Association of Naturopathic Physician’s (AANP) DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC-FLI).  This was my second time attending DC-FLI and it won’t be my last. AANP’s annual event provides an excellent opportunity to network with […]

Perspectives from a soon-to-be ND – Lydia Peters

It’s April 2017 and exactly four years ago I was making my final decision about which naturopathic school I would attend. As I am contemplating the past few years of long studying hours, interesting clinical cases, patient stories, and the community we’ve developed at Bastyr University, many thoughts about our future profession come to mind. […]