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A Time to Bloom

by Mar 26, 2021

In my last blog, Spring is Definitely…Springing!, I reflected on the hopefulness of the new season, the pleasant surprises associated with the changes that are now occurring, and the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of all that blooms. I think of the transition to this new season very much like the transition to a new phase in the curriculum with the Clinic Internships being the seasons in which chiropractic students begin to bloom.

R Lee Clinic Internship-1

Clinic Internship I is the first opportunity to observe real life patient care and, also the time to start being involved in actual chiropractic treatment. I remember the excitement and the gravity of this new experience, as the application of all that I learned in the Basic and Clinical Sciences was starting to come together. Phase I and Phase II were like seeds being planted, and Clinic Internship I was similar to watering and planting more seed. Clinic Internship II seems very much like a time of blooming, as I now have my own established patients and participate in some very interesting and complex patient cases.

R Lee Phase 1 White Coat Ceremony

I imagine that Clinic Internship III will be similar to a blooming and flowering experience, one in which the kind of physician I hope to be can be seen and appreciated, as I continue to be nourished and pruned in the curriculum, in preparation for being a chiropractor in the field.

In this new season, what are the new blooms that you can observe and appreciate?

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Rameda Lee

Rameda Lee

Rameda Lee is an 10th Trimester Chiropractic Medicine student, a 2020-21 Senior Ambassador of NCMIC’s Starting Into Practice Student Program on the NUHS Lombard Campus, and a 2020-21 Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellow. Through blogging for NUHS’ website, Rameda hopes to acquire and exercise skills that will allow her to represent herself both personally and professionally and to be in a position to assist others in their decision making regarding; choosing a Program of Study; attending NUHS; and in gaining insights into what student life at NUHS, Lombard would be like.

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