Hi, guys. So the week has come. I have Part 1 Chiropractic
Boards this upcoming weekend. It consists of six exams total and
spans over two whole days. We had a marathon of exams last week
that finished off Friday (finally!), and then all weekend I studied
Physiology (my weakest subject) and Biochemistry. I'm going to work
on Anatomy, Pathology, and Microbiology this week. Thank goodness
that we do not have any exams this week other than a "homework"
assignment from Soft Tissue.
So I promised you that I would answer a question that one of my
readers has been patiently waiting for me to answer.
"Is it 'worth it' going through the bachelor's program
plus chiropractic school at NUHS (since it will take at about five
years) if I can just get my bachelor's and physician's assistant
degree in only four years?"
This is a very common concern believe it or not. I was always in
the "Pre-Med" boat, and I went to University of Iowa for that basic
reason. I went towards the medical field because I knew I had this
deep desire to help people, and I thought the medical field was the
most obvious place to go. Being immersed in the medical community
with volunteering for the hospital and working all areas including
oncology and the emergency department, my passion for the medical
field slowly faded.
I was always the one among my friends who did not like to resort
to prescription medicines. I watched what I ate and really knew the
amazing positive effects of chiropractic because of my car accident
in high school. I started to do research and realized my passion
was in something with a more preventive outlook, a more natural
approach. Although I definitely believe there is a place for
medicine in all its glory, I also believe we should give our body a
chance to do what it was designed to do before we add synthetic
help that could, in the long run, end up hurting us more.
So after all that, the answer to the question is well another
question, WHERE IS YOUR PASSION? It really depends on what you feel
drives you. Going through an education that you do not
wholeheartedly believe in will turn out to be very brutal and
frustrating. The amount of time and the amount of money that you
end up spending for a particular program can definitely be included
in your ultimate decision, but it should not BE your final
decision. If you follow your real passion, you will find that it is
Well, I hope that helps everyone! The picture I included in the
blog is just for laughs. It's a picture of a girl trying to spell
RESPONSIBILITY, and the second picture is a close-up of what she
actually had to do to fit in the entire word! I thought it suited
this blog very well!
Tip of the week: Find out what you are truly meant to do. Go for
it. It's worth it.
Stay tuned in next week for another good question that one my
readers asked: "What is the difference between a medical
doctor and a naturopathic doctor? Can naturopathic doctors
prescribe like medical doctors?"
Also stay tuned for an exciting addition to my blogs to get
everyone involved and healthy!