I am almost finished with 8th Trimester and Student Clinic. I
have this week and next week, and then I have completed Student
Clinic. At this point, it is important to close out patient care,
make sure all the number requirements have been met, and prepare
for main clinic rotations that start the first week of September.
Like I stated in an earlier blog, I will be in the downtown Chicago
clinic. I feel like this clinic will be a great fit for me with my
radiology background because the clinic is equipped with digital
radiography equipment. I am also looking forward to being in a new
environment, new surroundings, and being a little bit closer to
where I live.
As the end of 8th Trimester nears, my excitement has been
increasing. The reason I am getting excited is because this
trimester marks the last classes I have to take in chiropractic
school. It's a pretty amazing feeling. From 9th Trimester on
through my chiropractic career, the education, seminars, and future
classwork I do will be tailored to my interests and my patient's
Final exams start next week Tuesday and finish up the following
week on Tuesday afternoon. One important key to getting through
finals, besides studying a ton, is have something fun planned to
celebrate when you finish. After weeks of stress, studying, not
sleeping, and living in the library, you deserve some sort of fun
activity to forget your worries. The day after finals this tri, my
friends and I are having a cookout on my roof deck and then heading
to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game.
Saturday was an especially long and crazy day. On our balcony,
we have a spiral staircase that goes to our roof deck, which was in
desperate need of a new paint job. For some reason, Rob and I
thought this would be an easy task, but it was quite the opposite.
The job took us several hours on Saturday as well as Sunday to
complete. After we finished with the work on Saturday, we had the
pleasure of hosting a dual birthday party for two NUHS ladies,
Candace Gesicki and Kenzie Wood. The night started with cocktails
and cake on the roof and ended out in Old Town, Chicago.
After we finished with the rest of the painting on Sunday, I
pulled out my notes to continue my studying for the final exams I
have this week. On Tuesday, I have Clinical Natural Medicine and
Evidence Based Practice III finals. Thursday's exams consist of
Business in the morning and Radiology Management/Report Writing in
the afternoon. And then three more exams the following Monday and
Tuesday and 8th Trimester is over!
See you in a couple of weeks!