Expect the Unexpected: What It’s Like to Be a Primary Intern

The following entry was originally posted on jamesistrying.com by current NCNM student, James Munro.  Expect the Unexpected: What It’s Like to Be a Primary Intern Well, I’m still a terrible doctor. Here’s a little excerpt from my journal in 2011 that I wrote while I was still working on my biology undergraduate degree:  “I think I’ve given …

The Unintentional How-To: Clinical Exams for Naturopathic Doctor Students

What does being a student at NCNM mean? It means community, collaboration, long hours in the library, chatting with award-winning faculty and – exams! Particular to the ND program students must complete a specific series of clinical exams related to the profession. What do these exams mean, what do they entail? Read below as student James …

NCNM on the Road: Traveling through Michigan

During the week of March 14th, I had the pleasure and privilege to travel all over mid-Michigan with NCNM Alumna, Dr. Leslie Nicholas. She has been in practice for over 23 years and has returned to her home state, Michigan (mine too). We traveled from Flint to East Lansing to Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor to …

Winter NPLEX is Next Week!

The Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) are professional licensing exams administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Our Naturopathic Doctor students take them twice during their course of study. What does the NPLEX mean for Naturopathic Doctor students? Find out here! The following entry is a continuum of the blog series “The Unintentional …

Reader Participation Requested: James Munro’s Unintentional How-To

Welcome to “James Munro’s Unintentional How-To.” This is a column requiring reader participation, a.k.a YOU! Are you currently investigating the world of natural medicine? Would you like to know what attending grad school at NCNM is like? We welcome your questions and comments. Please post in the comments section here, on Facebook, or via email. James, a current student, is here to answer your …

Meet our New Columnist: James Munro, ND student

Please welcome a guest piece from James Munro, one of our wonderful ND students who is currently in his third year at NCNM. You may remember James from his popular post “The First Year Experience.”   You will be pleased to know that James will now be a regular contributor to our blog. As a monthly columnist, James …

NCNM Is On The Move!

October brings many spectacular seasonal changes in the Pacific Northwest, including misty, rainy mornings that are perfect for work or study. Fall season also brings location changes for our Admissions Counselors! If you’ve been yearning to learn more about natural medicine and graduate opportunities in the field, please catch us on the road! This week …

NCNM at Mount Holyoke!

Today NCNM is happy to visit Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is consistently rated one of the top ten to twenty most beautiful colleges in the United States and we couldn’t agree more! Thank you to Holyoke staff, faculty and students for your continued interest and passion in learning more about the art …

Student Highlight: James Munro & The First Year Experience

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It’s that time of year again! We in Admissions are looking forward to welcoming the incoming class of Fall 2015. It’s a great class and it’s certain to be a fabulous year. With new beginnings in mind, I’d like to invite our soon-to-be students to read a post from a current student. This piece is …

Photo Essay: Campus Gardens

When you think of an urban campus, you think of a bustling city center and veritable concrete jungle. Gardens, flowers, and nature are not the first things that come to mind. However, like many things going on NCNM, our campus gardens will surprise you! Please join Amber Timm, Admissions Counselor, for a walk through our …