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. […]

The NMSA CCNM Chapter Celebrates Global Health Week

NMSA at CCNM Reflects on Global Health Week Celebrations The inaugural Global Medicine Week at CCNM was a week-long celebration of traditional healing methods globally from Feb 29-March 4 2016. During the week, students attended free lectures featuring the timeless wisdom of four unique cultures of healing. Passports with puzzles for each day were given […]

Leadership Blog Series – The Natural Way to Deal with St. Patrick’s Day

This month’s Leadership blog series is brought to you by the NUNM Chapter President, Brittany Long! She takes us through some of the methods available when we have a little bit too much fun. Read below for a comical serving unique to her style. St. Patrick’s day…the day for some people that means celebrating a […]

2016-2017 Fellowship Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NMSA Announces 2016-2017 Fellowship Recipients (PORTLAND, OR.) January 17, 2017 — In an effort to enhance student engagement, the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) instituted the Fellowship Program in 2015. The NMSA is pleased to announce continuation of the program. Applications were accepted and reviewed from NMSA members throughout North America. Each […]

Experience the NMSA Cup – A Student’s Perspective

A student’s perspective on the NMSA Cup Experience: Your heart is pounding, you’re trying to focus and you tell yourself it’s all for fun. But really, you’re taking this much too seriously! In the end, it matters less than any test score you’ve received, more than any Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry or NPLEX exam so you […]

Welcome Stephanie Fogelson – Our New Executive Director!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NMSA Announces New Executive Director (PORTLAND, OR.) January 15, 2017— The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) announced in November 2016 the departure of inaugural Executive Director Susan (Sue) Yirku and opened applications for the position. Farewell Sue Yirku – The NMSA acknowledges the contributions of Sue who served in this capacity for […]