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The Countdown Has Begun!

by Oct 6, 2023

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I cannot believe I have less than a year left at NUHS. I will graduate in August 2024. A lot has happened in my life since I began my journey at NUHS. My daughter started college the same time I started the AOM program. She is a biochemistry (pre-med) major and is a little leery of natural medicine. Can you imagine our conversation when I try to explain why she needs Yintang and Ear Shen Men? The girl is completely type A! My daughter will graduate in 2025 and I am glad that I will be able to be fully present at her graduation and not worried about week 5, 10 and 15!

My son started college this August, so he was there for my white coat ceremony (two years ago) and he was so proud of me. He is my biggest supporter when I am down or feel like quitting, he says, “Remember that white coat!” That was his way of saying what you are doing is not easy. Now I am encouraging him he is a psychology (pre-med) major. He texted me a month in and was like, “I want to drop the pre-med.” I told him not to be too hasty and take it one semester at a time. I don’t think I would have been so understanding if I was not at NUHS.

There were students who started with me who have transferred or left the program. There are friends I made along the way who have graduated and still reach out to encourage me. The finish line is close, and the classes are more difficult, and life is life-ing LOL! If I can encourage a prospective AOM student, I would say go for it. No this is not easy, yes this is an expensive program but the knowledge and ability to be able to help your family, friends, and patients heal is well worth the degree.

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Monique Carter

Monique Carter

My name is Monique Carter and I am a student in National University's AOM program. I chose this program because the basic tenets of Chinese Acupuncture and Herbs align with a holistic healing process that is steeped in years of tradition and research. I anticipate that learning these skills and applying this knowledge will allow me to help many in need. Starting this journey at the age of 49 has been humbling as well as life-changing, I am excited and grateful!


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