The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) is an international, student-governed, 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support naturopathic medical students at accredited schools in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico. We provide access to unique leadership experiences and educational resources as well as increased access to information on how to succeed in our future careers as healthcare professionals.

Please see our introductory video to the NMSA below!


Naturopathic Medicine Week Winners: National University of Health Sciences, Chicago NMSA Chapter!

Congratulations on winning the Golden Avocado and all your hard work.

Global Helth Fellowship Applications – CLOSED!

Congratulations to Jennifer Cheng of Bastyr WA for being awarded this Fellowship! Thank you to NDI for funding this opportunity.

2018-2019 NMSA Board of Directors

We are excited to announce your 2018-19 NMSA International Executive Board of Directors!

Blake Langley (NUNM), President
Valerie Kremer (CCNM), President-Elect
Brianna Firminger (Bastyr WA), Chief Administrative Officer
Karen Appel (Bastyr WA), Chief Financial Officer
Sydney Freggiaro (Bastyr WA), VP of Communication & PR
Thomas Macsay (Bastyr CA), VP of Membership
Khaleed Alston (NUNM), VP of Development
Michelle Naman (Bastyr WA), Chapter President
Britta Nevitt (Bastyr CA), Chapter President
Jessalyn Shamess (BINM), Chapter President
Catherine Multari (CCNM), Chapter President
Janice Joerges (Chicago), Chapter President
Aubrey Corbett (NUNM), Chapter President
Neha Kaushik (SCNM), Chapter President
Wildeby Borges (Turabo), Chapter President
Randall Block (UBCNM), Chapter President


Scholarship Opportunity from Bragg

Congratulations to Ditza E. Alejandro from Universidad del Turabo and Misharo Fraser from UBCNM, winners of this year’s Bragg Scholarships! Thank you, Bragg Foundation, for your continued support of the NMSA.

Scholarship Opportunity from NDI

Applications have now closed. Thank you, Bragg Foundation, for funding the Patricia & Paul C. Bragg Global Health Scholarships through NDI!

Fellowship Applications

We thank NCMIC ( for their generous support of the NMSA in funding the 2018 Public Policy Fellowship! Congratulations Aubrey Corbett of NUNM and Valerie Kremer of CCNM.

We thank NPLEX for their continued support of student research via the Anna MacIntosh Junior Investigator Award. The NMSA wholeheartedly extends its congratulations to Maxwell Crispo of CCNM!

Wondering how to support us? Click here to see a simple breakdown of NMSA sponsorship and support opportunities and the benefits it provides you!

NMSA Chapters


Bastyr University Washington (BUW)

University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM)

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)

Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine (BINM)


Bastyr University California (BUC)

Chicago Chapter

National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM)

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)

Universidad del Turabo

Recent Posts

Student Spotlight

NMSA Student Spotlight: David Gallina

Bastyr University student awarded “Student of the Year” at International Neurology Conference

David Gallina was recognized as the 2017 Student of the Year by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation at the 7th annual conference this past November.  He is the co-founder of Hybrid Movement Practice, a company dedicated to combining movement education with functional neurology.  David is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.  His fascination of circus arts and dance led to his current study and practice of “general human movement” under The Ido Portal Method.  He has been accepted to teach his work at Harvard Medical School at the “Movement and Cognition” conference in summer 2018.  

To find out more, his lecture slides from this conference are located here: 

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