Leadership Blog Series – October and the Quest for the Golden Avocado

Naturopathic Medicine Week Challenge 2016: Quest for the Golden Avocado! In October we had a special week dedicated to promotion and celebration of naturopathic medicine. The NMSA held a competition among the 8 accredited naturopathic schools to see who could spread the word the most. The prize: a golden avocado trophy, some cash, and joining with our communities to […]

Leadership Blog Series – “Learning and Growing Together”: Canadian Students’ Perspective of DC-FLI

From  May 21-23rd, 2016, eleven Canadian students from the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) attended the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) DC-FLI (Federal Legislative Initiative) in Washington, D.C.. These students represented both the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and the Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine (BINM). As members of the NMSA, these students […]

NMSA FNM Fellowship – 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) and Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine (FNM) announce Philosophy Fellowship Award (PORTLAND, OR.) September 21, 2016— The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA), the student-governed nonprofit representing North American naturopathic physicians-in-training, is pleased to congratulate Claire Zimmerman, ND, 2016 Bastyr University graduate, on being awarded a ground-breaking […]

Leadership Blog Series – November is for Blake Langley

Welcome to our Leadership Blog Series! Every month, we will be highlighting a blog post created by your NMSA Leaders! The month of November goes to your Chief Administrative Officer, Blake Langley!  As we all gear up for the Thanksgiving meals and holiday feasts, I thought it would be fun to bring up most naturopaths’ […]

Naturopathic Medicine Week Challenge!

Naturopathic Medicine Week has officially kicked off in the United States! And with that, so has the Naturopathic Medicine Week Challenge! Naturopathic Medical Student Association Chapters across the U.S. are engaged in a competition for a Cash Prize and the ultimate award… THE GOLDEN AVOCADO! Isn’t it a beauty? Just imagine carrying it around campus, […]

NMSA Announces Historic Philosophy Fellowship

Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) and Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine (FNM) Project Offer $12,000 Naturopathic Philosophy Fellowship.         (PORTLAND, OR.) July 14, 2016— Naturopathic Medicine Student Association (NMSA), the student-governed nonprofit representing North American naturopathic physicians-in-training, is pleased to announce a ground-breaking Fellowship in partnership with the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine (FNM) […]

Including Naturopathic Physicians in Medicare: 2016 Washington DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI)

By Craig Mehrmann, NMSA President 5/17/2016 On Monday, May 22, representatives from the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) will be joining forces with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) on Capitol Hill to urge congressional support for a Medicare pilot project. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the value of removing health care […]

Students Representing Students: NMSA Puerto Rico on Resolution 821

On February 2nd 2016, the Puerto Rican Senate held a public hearing for Resolution 821 in order to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the practice of Naturopathic Medicine and Naturopathy in Puerto Rico. Students presented their claims to review the current law and consider a possible amendment that would provide an additional revision. The NMSA El Turabo Chapter played a significant role in this historical event for the practice […]

Bringing Naturopathic Medicine to Massachusetts: Testimony Before the Joint Committee on Public Health

By Craig Mehrmann, NMSA President 11/20/15 Last Tuesday, I testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health at the Massachusetts State House to support the implementation of licensing for NDs in Massachusetts: House Bill #1992 & Senate Bill #1205, An Act Establishing a Board of Registration in Naturopathy. The bill defines a standard for educational and […]

NMSA Global Health Fellow Update: NATURAL DOCTORS INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE 51

By Shreya Soni It was our first day at the Natural Doctors International (NDI) Clinic in Ometepe, Nicaragua, and at 7:30AM there was already a line of patients waiting to be seen by a doctor. Patients were seen on a first-come, first-serve basis, and after the first twenty-nine, the rest were asked to return the following […]