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 – 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 […]

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. […]