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 – 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 – On Being a Foodie

Our January blog post is written by Mario Tarasco, a fourth year student and the Chapter President at NUNM. His piece talks about his experience as a ‘foodie’, accessibility, “minty things”, and a recipe is provided! Warning: This article discusses food to a great extent – if reading on an empty stomach, reader should expect […]

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 – 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 […]