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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Following Up with Dr. Erin

November 2015. This is an update from NMSA Development Intern, Erin Moore, ND. Dr. Moore was in Nepal, in a remote village just a few miles from the epicenter, when the earthquake struck. Many of you donated money and sent prayers towards her efforts to find disaster relief for her adopted village- Karmidanda. The earthquake […]