Bastyr University was well-represented at the Washington D.C. convention, with students from both campuses as well as faculty attending.
Naturopathic students attending the 65th National Convention for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) in Washington, D.C. made positive strides this year, as the AMSA House of Delegates passed an amended resolution relating to the naturopathic profession.
The C3 Naturopathic Medicine Principles Resolution updates AMSA's Preamble, Purposes and Principles to include principles regarding naturopathic medicine. Specifically, the amended resolution:
AMSA’s aim is to improve medical training and advance the profession of medicine. With 68,000 members — including medical and premedical students, residents and practicing physicians — the association works to enhance medical education and contribute solutions to world health problems.
Over the past decade, naturopathic medical students and doctors have petitioned to for more inclusion in AMSA. The amended and passed resolution paves the way for stronger ties between AMSA and the naturopathic profession.
In a strong show of unity, students and faculty members from both of Bastyr University’s campuses attended the convention, along with students from other naturopathic medicine schools. Many thanks go to the student authors of the 2015 C3 resolution and kudos to the many doctors who have worked toward this aim in the past. We are getting there!