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Phase One Complete…Almost!

by Dec 7, 2018

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Here we are, the final stretch of the trimester!

I can’t believe that I am already just about done with the first phase of the DC program here at NUHS – Fla. While studying for my Part 1 Board exams, I took some time this week to reflect on how much I have learned and how much my life has changed over the last year and a half. I finished school then moved 2,000 miles away from home to a place I had only ever visited for a weekend. Since then, I’ve honed skills I developed in Athletic Training and added SO MANY skills that’ll distinguish me as a chiropractor. What’s next? Complete finals, take my boards exam in January and start Phase 2, where I will learn more about the Clinical Sciences side of chiropractic. I can’t wait!


With finals starting, we didn’t have any exams the last week, so around my study times I had a chance to enjoy a little free time. I went bowling with my girlfriend and we had a little fun adding a little “style” to the very fashionable bowling shoes (I am wearing the socks with dogs, she is in the hamburger socks!). They also added some fancy new arcade games in the back of the bowling alley, so we played enough to earn $10 worth of candy tickets–so basically four jolly ranchers and a bag of pop rocks–we weren’t very good at earning tickets but still had a blast!

2 Thanksgiving

This weekend I took a flight up to Baltimore, Maryland, to visit my grandparents nearby in Silver Spring. My mom was able to take time off and meet me there–that was nice. It was good to see them all. My grandfather fell from bed in June this year and suffered a Subdural Hematoma. This was my first time being able to see him since the accident and I and wasn’t sure what condition he would be in given that he has had two bouts of pneumonia, brain damage, and been in and out of the ICU/assisted living for a few months. I was super pleased that when I arrived to their house he walked up to me (by himself with a walker) to give me a hug! Not only that, his wits are back and he still speaks three languages fluently! He still has a long recovery ahead but his progress has been incredible. Hopefully I will be able to visit again soon.

Well, this is my last blog post for a few weeks! I look forward to catching you all up on my exploits over winter break and give some good news about how boards went. I hope all the readers have a happy and safe holiday season!

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].

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Addison Ozakyol

Addison Ozakyol

My name is Addison Ozakyol and I am currently in my tenth and final trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic Program here at NUHS - Florida. I am eagerly approaching graduation and look forward to practicing with an emphasis in sports medicine and acupuncture. I hope to bring useful content to this blog and showcase what life is like here at NUHS - Florida.


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