Last week was short because we had off for Veteran’s Day. I have friends and family who are veterans so I want to thank them and all veterans for their service to this country.
Prior to Friday, we had a Pharmacology exam on Thursday. My class and I spent weeks preparing for the second of three Pharmacology exams, and we did a pretty good job. The exam was composed of questions about anti-hypertensives, anti-hyperlipidemics, CNS depressants, and CNS stimulants. Our Pharmacology class is taught by Dr. Daniel Richardson who has a PhD in Pharmacology and is an expert in nutrition and botanical medicine. We are constantly discussing what prescriptions are used for each condition, their mechanisms of action, and natural alternatives we can use in our scope. If doctors of chiropractic earn prescriptive rights one day, we will be prepared to answer the call.
Saturday my fellow students and I volunteered at Ribfest in downtown St. Petersburg in Vinoy Park. Ribfest is a three-day concert and event that raises money for children’s charities and organizations such as All Children’s Hospital, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts, Children’s Aid Foundation, the Red Cross, and many more. We volunteered in the family fun zone and our job was to have fun with the kids.
It was a great turnout and after we closed the family fun zone, we headed over to the stage for concert. The headlining band was the Doobie Brothers, one of the classics and an all-time favorite band of mine. They were excellent and we each contributed time and money to the event to help make a difference in the lives of children. It was a very successful day and I am happy that NUHS contributes to the event every year.
That’s all for this week. If you have any questions about student life at NUHS in Florida, please email me at [email protected]