Stress-relieving Acupuncture? Yes, Please!

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Taking eleven classes a semester (yep! eleven!) in naturopathic medical school leads to a bit of stress no matter how good you are at organizing and color coding all of your notes. It’s just a lot of classes at once and… Continue reading Stress-relieving Acupuncture? Yes, Please!

My Story: Overcoming Epilepsy (Part 2)

Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine This is the second in a two part series about my story of overcoming epilepsy. I am hoping that it sheds light on the daily struggle of those who have epilepsy, gives hope to others (and their families) that you are not… Continue reading My Story: Overcoming Epilepsy (Part 2)

My Story: Overcoming Epilepsy (Part 1)

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine This is part one of a two part blog about my story of overcoming epilepsy. I am hoping that it sheds light on the daily struggle of those who have epilepsy, gives hope to others (and their families) that you are… Continue reading My Story: Overcoming Epilepsy (Part 1)

Letting Go of ‘Perfect’: Tips for Success

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Doctoral Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine When I entered my first semester at naturopathic medical school, only five months ago, I wanted to do my best and get everything right. I quickly learned that with 11 classes on my plate each semester that was NOT going… Continue reading Letting Go of ‘Perfect’: Tips for Success

Surviving the Midterm Academic Obstacle Course in ND Med School

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Doctoral Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine I feel like I just competed in an Ironman crossed with a Tough Mudder of academics this week … and it’s just the first set of exams for this semester. We have just endured a week of six midterms in… Continue reading Surviving the Midterm Academic Obstacle Course in ND Med School

Learning to be Great Doctors in Naturopathic Medical School

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Doctoral Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine When I first saw the schedule of classes for my first semester, I was filled with excitement, joy, and … anxiety. Naturopathic medical school is not like undergrad with its five or six fairly rigorous classes. Oh, no. When I… Continue reading Learning to be Great Doctors in Naturopathic Medical School

The Power of Watsu (Water + Shiatsu)

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Doctoral Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine I woke up to the ringing of my phone alarm at 7:00A.M. to do something incredible and disturbing — get out of my comfort zone. As I got up out of my sleeping bag in our wood cabin and started… Continue reading The Power of Watsu (Water + Shiatsu)

Staying Open to the Journey in Med School

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Doctoral Medical Student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Nervous. Anxious. Excited. Fearful. Sometimes a combination of all of these. This definitely describes my emotional whirlwind during the first week of naturopathic medical school. It seems like I have a thousand questions zipping through my mind every minute. “Will… Continue reading Staying Open to the Journey in Med School

Preparing for Naturopathic Med School

By Valerie A. Kremer, 1st Year Naturopathic Doctoral Medical Student Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine I sat on the beach in Florida last May, not sure what to do with my life. I watched the gentle crashing waves and felt the soft sand on my toes and heaviness in my heart. I was working as a… Continue reading Preparing for Naturopathic Med School