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The End of Clinic

by Oct 6, 2023

I became a student intern at the NUHS clinic in January of this year. I cannot believe that last week was the conclusion of my time as an intern, and that this week is the beginning of my preceptorship in Elmhurst!

I remember being terrified of becoming an intern at the clinic, as I was nervous about putting together all of the information I have learned in chiropractic school. It was also scary to have an actual patient who I knew would depend on me for care and concern regarding their chief complaint.

Fast forward ten months, and my time at the clinic has come to an end. I learned so much from my clinician, Dr. Frank (Dr. Frank Frydrych, Chief DC Clinician), and I also learned a lot about myself in the process. I learned that it is always important to ask questions to fully understand concepts and the reasoning behind certain thought processes and techniques.

I also learned that every single patient is so different, and although we are taught textbook answers for certain patient presentations, patients rarely present in this cookie cutter fashion. I had so many simple and complex patients that I was able to learn from, and I am so grateful that they chose to come to the clinic for care. Although I am just as nervous to start my preceptorship as I was to start at the clinic, I know that the experience will be just as rewarding. I look forward to asking questions and learning even more about myself as a future chiropractic physician before I graduate in December.

Learn more about the doctor of chiropractic program at NUHS here.



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Hannah Synon

Hannah Synon

My name is Hannah, and I am in Phase III of the chiropractic program at NUHS. I was raised in St. Joseph, Michigan, a beautiful town on Lake Michigan. Currently, I live in Schaumburg with my husband, Zach. I love to travel, bake, and watch horror movies. Chiropractic medicine is my passion, as it provides more natural remedies and methods for obtaining a healthier life. I love meeting new people, and I look forward to sharing my chiropractic journey with you.


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