2018-19 NMSA Board of Directors

The NMSA Welcomes the 2018-19 International Executive Board of Directors   (PORTLAND, OR.) May 14th, 2018— Every May, current NMSA members elect a new board, whose term begins the following July 1st. After a week of online elections, the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA), the student-governed non-profit representing North American naturopathic physicians-in-training, is excited to […]

Leadership Blog Series – Naturopathic Medicine Needs More Students and Doctors of Color

Welcome to our leadership blog series! This month, Khaleed Alston-the International Board’s VP of Development-discusses the under-representation of Black people in the field of healthcare, and his own thoughts and personal experiences as a Black male studying naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic Medicine Needs More Students & Doctors of Color This past weekend Portland State University hosted […]

Leadership Blog Series – Jamaican Me Grateful

Welcome to our leadership blog series! This month, Randall Block-the Chief Financial Officer for the NMSA’s International Board-tells us about his life changing experiences in Jamaica. Jamaican Me Grateful I spent the past week in Jamaica with friends, colleagues, and professors from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.  It is a trip that […]

Leadership Blog Series – Psychoneuroimmunology and Depression

Welcome back to our leadership blog series! This month, your NMSA President, Brice Thompson, writes to you regarding a special research interest of his:   Psychoneuroimmunology and Depression How our mental health can directly impact our physical health. Depression is one of the most common chief complaints that the primary care physician will manage. It […]

Press Release – 2018 NMSA Public Policy Fellows

The NMSA welcomes Valerie Kremer of CCNM and Aubrey Corbett of NUNM as the Public Policy Fellows of 2018. (PORTLAND, OR.) January 22nd, 2018—The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA), the student-governed non-profit representing North American naturopathic physicians-in-training, would like to warmly congratulate second-year student Valerie Kremer of CCNM, and third-year student Aubrey Corbett of NUNM—our […]

Leadership Blog Series – On Being a Foodie

Our January blog post is written by Mario Tarasco, a fourth year student and the Chapter President at NUNM. His piece talks about his experience as a ‘foodie’, accessibility, “minty things”, and a recipe is provided! Warning: This article discusses food to a great extent – if reading on an empty stomach, reader should expect […]

Leadership Blog Series – Patterns

Last month, the NMSA’s VP of Membership, Thomas Macsay reflected on how patterns play a role in our daily lives, and how they impact our new years resolutions. Here is his blog piece: Patterns It’s that time of the year when we all seem to be a bit more reminiscent, a bit more stressed, a […]

Leadership Blog Series – Preceptorship

Preceptorship Tips from a fourth year naturopathic medical student Docere-doctor as teacher. It is one of our main principles of naturopathic medicine. Most commonly, we associate this aspect of nature cure with patient education; empowering individuals with the knowledge to help them heal themselves. But docere, in its fullest form, also plays an important part […]

Leadership Blog Series – Naturopathic Medicine Goes International

International Medical Volunteering Experiences in Ghana from a naturopathic medical student Volunteering abroad in a medical setting can be an enriching experience for a medical student, particularly in underserved communities. In North America, we have access to hospital care, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory testing on a fairly regular basis. However, some countries do not have […]

Leadership Blog Series – Survival

This month, the NMSA will not only recognize one of our Chapter Presidents, but also a local leader at NUNM: Aubrey Corbett. Survival Inevitably, as a medical student, I am frequently asked by various friends and family about how school is going. Usually, my response is something optimistic, where I reflect on my privilege and […]