Hello all, and welcome back from the much needed 3-day Memorial
Day weekend. As usual, I took full advantage of my long weekend.
Saturday, my aunt was a judge in the Ybor City Cuban Sandwich
Festival. To support my aunt, my brother and I ventured down to
Centennial Park in Ybor and filled ourselves on the various Cuban
sandwiches that were in the competition.
After a sandwich-induced coma nap, my pops, brother and I took
off to compete in a Snook wade-fishing tournament in Tampa Bay. We
placed 3rd with 4 Snook, 2 Reds, and a Jack
between the 3 of us, not too shabby. Sunday, I spent the day at the
beach with friends, and Monday, I celebrated a rainy Memorial Day
bowling and watching the Rays game.
Last week, we honored our incoming Tri 1 students at the White
Coat Ceremony. This ceremony has a long history dating back about
100 years, and symbolizes the student's induction into the realm of
physicians and the study of medicine. I wanted to better understand
what the white coat symbolized, and while I was researching the
topic I realized it had a strong correlation to National's belief
In the 19th century, respect for the certainty of science was in
stark contrast to the quackery and mysticism of 19th century
medicine. To emphasize the transition to the more scientific
approach to modern medicine, physicians sought to represent
themselves as scientists, and began to wear the most recognizable
symbol of the scientist, the white laboratory coat. I thought this
pertained well to National's scientific approach to chiropractic
and the evolution of a chiropractor as a primary care physician. I
know this philosophy isn't the view of every chiropractic college
or every chiropractor, but for us who share this progressive view
of our profession, we should wear our white coats with pride.
Congratulations to the Tri 1 students on receiving their white
coats and physician's bags. It's going to be a rigorous next 10
trimesters but very doable, and extremely rewarding.
It's a short week, so it should go by fast. I hope everyone is
getting through his or her classes and keeping current with all the
information being heaved at you. I know looking back over the day's
information is the last thing you want to do after a day full of
classes, but trust me, it will make midterm studying that much
Catch everyone on the flip side,