Join the advocacy effort
NMSA participates in advocacy by representing the naturopathic medical students by writing positions papers to state/provincial and federal governments, letters supporting state/provincial-level licensing and scope expansion, and sending in-person delegates to represent at public hearings and numerous planning tables.
Naturopathic medical students play a pivotal role in advocating for for the rights of our profession, as well as for our future patients who have the right to safe and effective natural therapies and access to licensed Naturopathic doctors.
Read here the Naturopathic Medical Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
Whether or not your state or province is licensed can have huge impacts on your future naturopathic practice. It may have far reaching consequences on what you may or may not do: Can you run lab work? Can you accept insurance? Can you even take a blood pressure? Once you know where you want to practice, contact your state association to offer your services and learn the current scope of practice.
Connect with National Associations:
Join your colleagues to lobby for naturopathic medicine on Capitol Hill by attending Washington DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI)