This trimester, two new NUHS students joined the team at
Stroger's Hospital. NUHS students Dong Ming Sung and Asim Kamal
became rotating residents at Stroger's hospital this trimester.
These students bring a strong skill set and knowledge base to the
Both students feel this opportunity is a cornerstone in their
educational career. "I think this is real world
experience," Dong Ming stated. "It is similar to
what career life will be after I graduate. Every student in our
school should participate in this great opportunity. I really
appreciate that Dr. Frank Yurasek is giving us this great
Dong Ming Sung, Asim Kamal, and myself
I fully agree with Dong Ming. I believe we are privileged to
experience many unique patient interactions at Stroger's. We are
fortunate to introduce AOM to many patients who have never
experienced it. Additionally, these patients are experiencing
remarkable results with the addition of AOM treatments.
This trimester, we have worked together at Stroger's for three
weeks. We have already been taught many new skills and tools from
working with our patients. Our clinician, Frank Yurasek, PhD
(China), LAc, continuously shares knowledge and skills we haven't
learned elsewhere. The learning that occurs during this residency
is so rich. Many of the AOM residents feel the knowledge we gain
during our time at Stroger's seems equivalent to taking many
additional educational seminars. At times, we learn AOM techniques
and information we hadn't even imagined were possible. This
residency adds a new depth, perception, and application of AOM.
As I blogged about previously, a very unique aspect of being an
AOM student at NUHS is the ability to be a resident at Stroger's
Hospital. I'm a resident at Stroger's and am finding it to be a
priceless experience! Learning within a high paced hospital setting
is invaluable. I am discovering a variety of ways to offer patient
care that are not found in many textbooks.
Our clinician, Frank Yurasek, PhD, MSOM, LAc, shares many
treatment strategies with the residents that he learned first-hand
by ascended AOM and TCM masters from China.
Mary Thuermer is also a resident at Stroger's Hospital. This is
her second rotation at Stroger's. Additionally, she is graduating
this trimester. Since she is nearing graduation, she has been a
part of many educational experiences and resources offered by NUHS.
From what I gather, she feels her residency at Stroger's has been
monumental in her NUHS learning experience.
In addition to the information Dr. Yurasek shares with us, we
are learning a great deal of information and clinical skills
through our patients. Since this is a fairly new program at
Stroger's, we feel extremely fortunate to have new and recurring
patients trust us with their AOM care. This is a very new
experience for most of our patients, so it feels very rewarding to
be able to be a part of this journey into holistic medicine,
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