I recently had the opportunity to interview Erika and Carlin.
Erika is currently an NUHS AOM student. She is in her final
trimester at NUHS. She has already successfully passed one of her
boards, and is currently in the process of taking her national AOM
boards. Erika shares with us how this experience feels for her.
Carlin is an alumna of NUHS. She graduated with her MSOM last
trimester. She has completed all her licensing boards and is in the
process of preparing for her herbal board. To become a licensed
acupuncturist in Illinois, practitioners are required to pass 3
boards: Foundations, Acupuncture Points, and Biomedicine. To
receive herbal certification, an herbal board must also be
I hope this video helps you have an idea of how it feels to
reach the desired goals as an AOM student. If you are considering
becoming an AOM student, hopefully this video conveys how
gratifying it feels to begin attaining graduate and professional
Recently, I had the pleasure of having dinner with two friends
and recent NUHS graduates, Elizabeth (Lisa) Tenzinger-Spicher and
Greg Golden. You may instantly recognize Lisa's name, as she was
the previous writer of this blog. Both graduates are doing well and
on an interesting postgraduate path. Both graduated with MSOM
degrees this past August 2011.
Lisa and Greg, NUHS alumni.
Lisa is specializing in infertility. In addition to her
education at NUHS, she has gone to seminars to further expand her
understanding of how to treat infertility. Lisa has already passed
all of her boards and is licensed.
She is married to an NUHS chiropractic graduate and they are
opening an integrative practice in the suburbs together. They are
in the exciting process of locating their office and are enjoying
the process of finding the perfect place to treat their up and
coming patients. Lisa glows when she speaks about their new
practice. She is also considering the option of partaking in a
research project, but was unable to share further details regarding
Greg has also passed all of his boards and is licensed. He is so
passionate about learning AOM that he decided to move directly into
a doctorate program (DOAM) to further his education. Greg has
recently moved to Indiana to become a practitioner at the INDY
practice. He is working with The American
Acupuncturist journal on special projects. Additionally, he
recently published an article, "The Ancient Art of Japanese Kampo"
in the Oriental Medicine Journal. The publishing of his
first article was a very special moment for him. As his friend, I
am so proud of him!
I am very impressed by Lisa and Greg's growing accomplishments.
They were very knowledgeable interns, so I am certain they are
outstanding acupuncturists now that they have graduated. They have
already accomplished so much since they graduated this summer. I
find their accomplishments very motivating and inspiring! I know
they are now helping and will continue to help many patients while
flourishing in their field of practice.
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