As an adult I still like Halloween - carving pumpkins and
dressing up or seeing scary movies - it's all fun! This year I
didn't get to carve a pumpkin but I did watch a scary movie and
hang out with friends. It was much needed after an aggravating
I am two trimesters from graduating so I decided to take a look
at my credits to see if everything was kosher and to see what
classes I still needed to take; I would rather be safe then sorry.
I started in the Acupuncture program when it was transitioning
from the first director to the previous dean, Dr. Kwon. Dr. Kwon
had made some changes to the program like adding some science
classes and changing credit numbers around since the first
rendition when I started. Needless to say I was a little irked when
I discovered I might have to do independent study to make up for
some missed biomedical classes. The only reason it really irked me
was because I have taken every class and even two extra classes
according to the bulletin I started with. After taking a few
breaths, I then decided to talk to the current assistant dean, Dr.
Yurasek. He advised me to set up an appointment with him and Dr.
Kwon to discuss my transcripts so we could iron everything out.
I received my bachelor's from National, and I believe National
is an excellent school with an excellent philosophy. The professors
are great and they stay up to date on the changes in health care.
This said, every school has its glitches and as adults and students
we must be accountable for ourselves. I have learned as a student
you must also keep excellent records of every document you receive
from your school, especially if it involves financial aid and the
money you are borrowing.
Well, that's my advice for all the future students - keep track
of all documents, study hard and stay on top of your game, and you
will do great!