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.
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.
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
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!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and Happy
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
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.
• What is AOM?
• PTSD Clinic for Veterans
• Pedatric AOM
• Learning Through Clinic
• Journey into AOM
• Hospital Residency
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