Welcome Back

Hello all and welcome to my final trimester's blog! I can't believe that in 3 short months I will be a full-fledged Doctor of Chiropractic.

It seems like last week that I was sitting listening to Dr. Joe Stiefel warn us of how rigorous the next few years will be. He wasn't joking either. Now, as I look back on the trimesters past, it seems like it was all a breeze; but if I really sit and remember how my life was just a few years ago I realize that I was a hermit and slave to everything chiropractic. I would wake up and arrive on campus hours before my first class to study, duck out of lunch early to review material, and get home and read for another few hours before passing out to be ready to do it all again the next day. After remembering all of that, I still would not change a thing.

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The truth is, I love what I've gotten into and after working in the clinic for the past 8 months, and I can honestly say I have a passion for what I'm doing. For all the prospective DCs reading this, that is the key to not going crazy and being a successful student and eventual doctor. Have a passion for what you are getting yourself into, and please do not trick yourself into thinking that this program is an easy way get a doctorate degree, because it most definitely is not. Sorry, I'm not sure where that rant came from. Anyway, I'm stoked to get my final trimester underway and even more excited for graduation in December.

This is only the first blog of the tri, and I plan on hitting as many topics as I can regarding different treatment options, getting ready for graduation, what I'm planning for after graduating, and probably some embarrassing stories from the weekends or when something goes amiss with a patient. If anyone out there ever has a question, please shoot me an email (dexalvarez@student.nuhs.edu) and I will do my best to answer your query--and you may get a shout out on the blog--after all, this blog for is you guys, the readers.

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For anyone who may have missed it, my birthday was last week (yes, I am still accepting presents), which meant a weeklong celebration, all kicked off by a killer surprise from my fellow interns, Dr. Heiser, and Shirley Raychel. The remainder of the week was taken up by dinners with family and friends, a few drinks here and there (Ha Ha, "a few""), a weekend at the beach, and 3rd row seats to the Bucs season opener on Sunday. Not too shabby. I hope everyone is getting settled into the fresh tri and if there is anything I can help with please don't hesitate to ask.

Catch ya on the flip side,
Dex