Archive for tag: alumni

Reaching Your Goal

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 passed.

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 goals.

Life After NUHS

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 this opportunity.

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.