Membership Benefits

  1. Leadership Development

  • Members can run for NMSA officer positions during our annual elections
  • Apply for the NMSA Fellowship program in targeted areas such as policy, integrative medicine, research, philosophy, and global health (see below)
  • Apply for one of our paid internship positions (contact
    • Social Media, Event Planning, Development, Marketing


  1. Membership Website

  • Access to the MyNMSA social network, connecting ND student from all schools in a private forum
  • Membership resources on professional development, advocacy, and legislative updates


  1. Fellowship Program

  • The NMSA Fellowship program was launched as a way to advance student interest in project areas such as: Philosophy, Research, Integrative Medicine, Public Policy, Global Health, etc. Interested members are encouraged to check back regularly for announcements! Currently funded fellowships:
    • Global Health Fellowship
    • Research Fellowship
    • Public Policy Fellowship
    • Integrative Medicine Fellowship

Scholarships and Grants

  • Travel Grant fund available to all members ($7,200)
    • Four travel grants are awarded a month at a value of $200 each. Travel grants are awarded through a random drawing between all eligible applications.
      • Eligibility criteria:
        • Applicant is a NMSA Member
        • Application is received between the 1st – 10th of the month
        • Event is no more than 6 months away or 90 days past
        • Event aligns with NMSA principles and supports the development of the physician-in-training
        • Applicant has not already received a NMSA Travel Grant in the same academic year
      • For questions, please email:
  • Chapter-level funding to attend events, such as the DC FLI (varies by chapter)
  1. Advocacy and Legislation

  • Connect with National and State Associations through NMSA
  • NMSA represents the voice of over 2,600 ND students by writing positions papers to state/provincial and federal governments, letters supporting state/provincial-level licensing and scope expansion, and sending in-person delegates to represent at public hearings and numerous planning tables


  1. Connecting Students

  • Chapters at all 9 accredited naturopathic colleges
  • MyNMSA Social Network
  • NMSA newsletter
  • Leadership development and training
  • Supporting student efforts (contact us with your goals – see how we can support you)


  1. NMSA Sponsored Events

  • NSMA Cup
  • Annual Student Conference
  • The Naturopathic Gathering
  • Partnership with AANP’s DC FLI
  • Local Chapter events (mixers, social hours, lectures)


  1. Discounts

  • 25% off Primal Pictures online educational resources (
  • 35% off purchases from Thieme publishers (
  • Interested in gastroenterology? Join GastroANP for 1 penny!
  • Interested in a FREE AANP Student Membership? Want to attend DC FLI for FREE? Register as an NMSA member and receive free AANP membership!


  1. Build relationships within the profession and the greater healthcare community

  • Network at NMSA Events: The NMSA Conference, The Gathering, the NMSA Cup, and AANP’s DC FLI.
  • Seat on the Naturopathic Coordinating Council (NCC), Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association (NPGA), American Association of Naturopathic Physicians House of Delegates (AANP HOD)
  • Professional relationships with the AANP’s Board of Directors, Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), Natural Doctors International (NDi), Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine (FNM) Project, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and all ND schools, etc.
  • Providing opportunities for students to network with professionals and practitioners