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 […]

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 […]

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 […]