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Midterm Season Is Here

by Oct 7, 2016

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Over the weekend, Student Council hosted a “Tri Mixer” and it was fun getting to know both new and old friends better. It was held at a local venue with two indoor volleyball courts, pool tables, foosball, giant Jenga, shuffleboard, and karaoke. Luis and I showed up right at the beginning and stayed until about 10:30 p.m., so that my sleep schedule wouldn’t be too thrown off as midterms begin. Here are some photos from the event:

Action shot! Classmates playing volleyball.

Giant Jenga.

Initially, I thought only one of my classes had a midterm scheduled this week, but then I noticed two more classes had midterms scheduled, which I forgot to add to my trimester calendar…and a quiz was added into the mix as well. Disorganization can throw you off in medical school! Luckily, the exams and quiz are not all on the same day, so I have time to buckle down and thoroughly study. My exams are in Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis, and Physical Diagnosis.

Phlebotomy Lab

This trimester I finally feel like everything I’m learning is exactly what I’ll be doing as a naturopathic doctor. Now don’t get me wrong, every class is needed and necessary, it’s just that some are more directly applicable than others. The quiz that was sprung on us will be in Phlebotomy Lab (or “stab lab” as students like to call it). In Phlebotomy Lab, we take each other’s blood using different techniques.

On another note, I passed the NPLEX Part 1 basic science boards that I took in August! What a relief!

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Mary Simon

Mary Simon

I'm a naturopathic medical student at NUHS. I started the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program in January 2014. I was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a beautiful town on Lake Michigan. My experiences interpreting (Spanish to English) in nearly all medical specialties solidified my decision to study naturopathic medicine, as I saw a deep need for treating the body as a whole, getting to the root causes of symptoms, and using minimally invasive low-cost therapies to restore health.


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