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 […]

Naturopathic Medicine Week Canada

Naturopathic Medicine Week-A Boucher Students’ Perspective From May 8th to May 14,th students from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) participated in the Canadian Naturopathic Medicine (Nat Med) Week! The week consisted of multiple different events that BINM students participated in, competing to win points both for their cohorts and for the school. Aside […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]