Student Spotlights

Katarzyna Podolska – BINM ND Student

Katarzyna Podolska is a fourth-year naturopathic medical student at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, how she balances life as a single mother and ND student, and advice for future students.

Courtney Middleton – SCNM ND Student

Courtney Middleton is a third-year naturopathic medical student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, how she balances life as a mother and ND student, and advice for future students.

Ryan Welage – NUHS ND Student

Ryan Welage is a first-year naturopathic and chiropractic medical student at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). Originally from Greensburg, Indiana, Ryan has an undergraduate degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from Xavier University and is a former Division One athlete.

Dr. Xermã Palmares – CCNM ND Student

“Although I enjoyed delivering care to my patients as a conventional medical doctor, I did not feel totally fulfilled personally and professionally.”

Sarah Denotter – NUNM ND Student

Sarah Denotter is a second-year naturopathic medical and Master of Science in Nutrition student at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). She shares her path to naturopathic medicine, global health experience, and excitement in being awarded the John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum.

Daniella Remy – CCNM ND Student

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Tanya Denne – Bastyr ND Student

“Naturopathic medicine inspires hope. I want to be part of this dynamic group of unique forward-thinking individuals that come together to form an eclectic and vibrant healing community.” Tanya Denne is a third-year naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University – Washington. She shares her path to naturopathic medicine and as an ND student with a special interest in Parkinson’s and Mucuna research.

Anthony Pascucci – UBSNM ND Student

In his quest for a more holistic approach to care, Anthony Pascucci found naturopathic medicine and ultimately, his calling. He shares his experience in changing his career to naturopathic medicine and as an ND student at the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine.

Tanelle Westgard – BINM ND Student

“Becoming a naturopathic doctor isn’t just a career, it is a way of being. Throughout the program we grow as students and as people. We learn determination, resiliency, adversity, empathy, courage, compassion, patience, and so much more.”

Taylor Goodwin – SCNM ND Student

“One of my favorite things in school has been tutoring. I love to see people make connections, to see their eyes light up with curiosity’s spark, and feeling the desire to learn for the sake of discovery. Seeing that kindles my own spark, and drives me further.”

Blake Langley – NUNM ND Student

“NUNM changed my life. The person I was six years ago is very different from the man and clinician that I am today.”