I can't believe we are already back at National and the start of
the summer trimester is upon us! I hope you all had a relaxing and
fun-filled break with those close to you. My first week of break
included tearing up the kitchen with my dad (you know, man things)
because my mom found some cool cabinets and wanted to redo the
kitchen while I was home (she's an expert interior designer who can
do anything with nothing lol). I went to Boston with my best
friends from high school and hung around Fenway Park and different
parts of Beantown, which I always love. I also got to 'highspeed'
palpate some of my friends, which is always fun introducing them to
chiropractic. My 24th birthday was indeed over this break, and I
always look forward to the family dinner, reflecting on my first 24
years and looking forward to 76+ more (the Centurion Club is on my
bucket list, so yeah, I eat healthy).
On the NUHS front, I AM DONE WITH BASIC SCIENCES. I AM DONE WITH
BASIC SCIENCES. I AM DONE! (Thank god) After a long road of hard
studying in the basic science program that just about bashes your
head in, you pop out the other side telling yourself that wasn't so
bad (and then you pause and realize it's what you make of it). I
would like to thank my friends who became my proverbial NUHS family
out here in Chicago. Without great people in my life and exciting
seminars on weekends, I wouldn't have made it! Now that I'm in the
clinical sciences, I look forward to the next chapter in my
education and the refining and betterment of myself as a future
After much deliberation, I'm staying on the full track through
clinical sciences, time on the grind for the next year, and then
kill it in clinic where all the hard work, practice, practice,
practice, and extensive seminars, will pay off. If you don't know
me by now, I will be opening my own practice after graduation. By
historical numbers, less than 10% of graduates go right out into
practice on their own after grabbing their NUHS diplomas.
Which is a perfect segue (I think) for next week's (and maybe
the week after) blog on what to expect post graduation, the
options, the disadvantages/advantages, and a few interviews with
graduates for some lessons that will speed your learning curve and
hopefully give you insight into what you might like to do once
you're a DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC.
A world of possibilities is at your feet. You game?