Well, here we 10th Trimester Interns sit working on our final
'check-offs', competency skill evaluations, and patient
Between the patient visits, acting as mentors for our rising
classmates, completing outreach hours for the clinic, sitting and
discussing conditions with our clinicians, preparing our grand
rounds presentations, and double checking charting and paperwork,
we don't have much time for anything else.
For some reason, I thought this part of the internship
experience would be a time to sit back, relax and enjoy the
clinical experience. I suppose I was pretty far off target on this
notion. I am thoroughly enjoying myself however. The clinicians
have given the 10th Trimester Interns a bit more autonomy with the
diagnoses, treatment plans and conversations with our patients. We
are now expected to train our underclassmen in clinic protocol,
procedures and patient interaction. This is an exciting time!
The clinic is hopping today and is chock full of naturopathic
patients! What a great problem to have in our little clinic! The
word seems to be getting out about the services, therapies and
treatments available at the NUHS Whole Health Center.
As the weather changes, the temps rise and spring arrives here
in Chicagoland, the NUHS Whole Health Center, the naturopathic
medical school and our students are rising to the occasion, growing
and sharing our knowledge, skills and healing therapies with our
neighbors in greater numbers!