This week, I received an email notification from the NUHS Office of the Registrar that started “[o]ur records show that you may be on track to complete your program of study on August 20th, 2021.” This notice went on to advise that the period for petitioning to graduate and to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Diploma is now underway for all Trimester 10, DC students. Surreal is definitely an accurate description of the feeling of this moment that I share with my peers, now that we are so very close to degree completion.
When I started my complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) journey in 2017, the “finish line” seemed so far away-even though I definitely could conceive that I would complete a Professional Studies Program at NUHS- but now it’s…well, it’s right here! In just a few short weeks, I will officially become, Rameda Lee, Doctor of Chiropractic and the 10 terms of the program will have concluded faster than I had truly imagined.
So, if you are contemplating starting the DC Program or if you are already in one of the curriculum phases (Basic Sciences – Phase 1, Clinical Sciences – Phase 2, Clinic Internships – Phase 3), be encouraged. You can do this! The program is a rigorous one, for sure, but the journey to become a provider of chiropractic care is definitely worth it. I see this daily, as I am completing my final term of Clinic Internship and also, as I begin to look back at the knowledge, training, experiences and relationships I have acquired that are equipping me (and will equip you) to be a competent and confident doctor in the field.