Perspectives from a soon-to-be ND – Lydia Peters

It’s April 2017 and exactly four years ago I was making my final decision about which naturopathic school I would attend. As I am contemplating the past few years of long studying hours, interesting clinical cases, patient stories, and the community we’ve developed at Bastyr University, many thoughts about our future profession come to mind. […]

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 […]

Leadership Blog Series – The Natural Way to Deal with St. Patrick’s Day

This month’s Leadership blog series is brought to you by the NUNM Chapter President, Brittany Long! She takes us through some of the methods available when we have a little bit too much fun. Read below for a comical serving unique to her style. St. Patrick’s day…the day for some people that means celebrating a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]