Archive for tag: career

Graduation

This is my last week of classes! I'm filled with anticipation and excitement for what this next chapter will bring. I am thankful to all of you for reading my blog. I appreciated your emails and feedback. Writing this blog has been a highlight of my week over the past two years. While graduating feels exhilarating, leaving this blog, NUHS clinic and classes, and daily interactions with my friends/students feels bittersweet. 

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The parting from NUHS feels bittersweet because in many ways NUHS has become like family. Looking back at the past couple of years, I have spent almost as much time at NUHS as I have spent at home. Then, when I have been home, NUHS has been prevalent through homework, studying, and papers. NUHS was a dominant role in my life, so now that I'm graduating, I realize all the parts of NUHS I will miss. That solemn feeling is partnered with gratitude for all NUHS has offered me. I have learned information and experienced opportunities more than I imagined upon enrolling at NUHS. I desired to work with pediatric patients, PTSD patients, in a hospital setting, write a scholastic blog, learn AOM information rarely found in books, and much more. But, I assumed many of these experiences would come once I graduated. I am so thankful I have experienced all these and more, allowing me to bring a much broader skill set into my practice.

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Now that the chapter of earning my MSOM is closing, I have a new career chapter opening. I will be going into practice treating all conditions. I am specializing in pediatrics, fertility support, and pain management. I have many goals set for this chapter of my life. My primary goals are along the lines of teachings I read many years ago by Mother Teresa; they are very simple: "Love strongly, do as much good in this world as you can in as much time as you have. Remember, love first begins by taking care of those at home." These teachings are the main foundation of all my other goals in life!

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Thank you again for reading my blog. I have enjoyed writing it each week. Next trimester, Dia will be the new AOM blog writer. An introductory blog was written about her a few weeks ago. I am sure you will find her blogs very informative and helpful! 

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I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!!!

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.

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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.