2018-19 NMSA Board of Directors

The NMSA Welcomes the 2018-19 International Executive Board of Directors   (PORTLAND, OR.) May 14th, 2018— Every May, current NMSA members elect a new board, whose term begins the following July 1st. After a week of online elections, the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA), the student-governed non-profit representing North American naturopathic physicians-in-training, is excited to […]

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 – Preceptorship

Preceptorship Tips from a fourth year naturopathic medical student Docere-doctor as teacher. It is one of our main principles of naturopathic medicine. Most commonly, we associate this aspect of nature cure with patient education; empowering individuals with the knowledge to help them heal themselves. But docere, in its fullest form, also plays an important part […]

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 […]

Leadership Blog Series – Survival

This month, the NMSA will not only recognize one of our Chapter Presidents, but also a local leader at NUNM: Aubrey Corbett. Survival Inevitably, as a medical student, I am frequently asked by various friends and family about how school is going. Usually, my response is something optimistic, where I reflect on my privilege and […]

Leadership Blog Series – the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet (TMD) Let’s face it, there are a lot of diets and lifestyle choices available. Over the last 16 months, I have been trying different diets: gluten free, dairy free, hard-core vegetarian, and finally my current love—the Mediterranean Diet. I have found that preparing healthy home-cooked meals (primarily Mediterranean Diet-focused) over the last […]

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 […]

Leadership Blog Series – Learning Beyond The Classroom

Learning Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Saine This summer, I was fortunate enough to attend the Andre Saine Homeopathy course in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Students and physicians from all across the globe participated in this intensive training in ‘Essentials of Chronic and Acute Homeopathic Prescribing’ at the McGill University campus. Dr. Andre Saine is […]

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 […]