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 […]

2017 Bragg Nutrition Scholarships

2017 Bragg Nutrition Scholarship Applications now open!   The NMSA is excited to announce the second annual Bragg Nutrition Scholarship! The 2017 Bragg Foundation has generously donated five $2000 scholarships for NMSA members. This incredible opportunity not only can offset some of the stress brought on by student loans, but it also provides the opportunity […]

Leadership Blog Series – Encourage. Edify. Equip. Empower.

The new year provides an incredible opportunity to refine one’s philosophy on the study and practice of medicine, which for me aligns as closely as possible with the principles that guide my everyday life. Endeavoring to foster the overall unity within my community, I strive to measure every action I take alongside four simple principles. […]

Leadership Blog Series – 2017 is for Dancing

NMSA Blog Post: 2017 – Let’s Indulge  First things first, I’m sharing one of my favorite holiday drinks. Brew this puppy up, crack open a book by the fire or stare at the winter scene outside, and feel the warmth!   Rye and Ginger Hot Toddy 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey 2 teaspoons honey 2 […]

2016 Beacon Award – Pamela Snider, ND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NMSA Announces 2016 Beacon Award – The Naturopathic Medical Student Association recognizes Pamela Snider, N.D. (PORTLAND, OR.) September 8, 2016— Naturopathic Medicine Student Association (NMSA), the student-governed nonprofit representing North American naturopathic physicians-in-training, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Beacon Award, a special student recognition of physician elders who […]

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’ […]