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Time to Give It Your All

by Aug 13, 2021

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We are onto our last two weeks of this trimester! We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and hear the whispers of the beach waves as they await our arrival as we inch toward our upcoming break. The pressure is on to finish the trimester strong and we are all working together to understand material better.

During this week we had our Manipulation exam for Dr. Freeman, so several of us met together to practice setting up adjustments, understand angles for shoulder and hip positioning, vector of corrections, and which side of the table we need to stand by. I am grateful for the teamwork!

Alex - 2 Pics

Above Left: Jeremiah setting up a Digital-Spinous Push/Pull adjustment on Chris / Above Right: Peter thinking through a manipulation technique using vertebrae

Overview photo,  left to right: Jared, Tatiana and Maria

Over this trimester, I have begun to rely on group study sessions to help facilitate the learning and have found that I am much less stressed right before the exam. I have been meeting up with friends at least once a week to review topics. Whether it be Systems Pathology I PowerPoints on autoimmune disorders and demyelinating diseases, or practicing orthopedic exams and abdominal assessments for Evaluation & Management, discussing material over time has helped solidify the concepts.

Between classes and studying for final exams, I’ve also gotten into jogging! I figured it is a quick workout that can get my heart pumping and enable me to clear my mind and breathe (literally). I’m finding that as I plan my schedule out, I tend to be more productive (and procrastinate less) on days where I know I want to run. A little exercise throughout the week is so healthy for our physical and mental health…so for students heading into the last week of this trimester, don’t forget to give yourself a moment to hit the gym, run, or even just enjoy a nice walk around the neighborhood! Good luck on final exams!


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Alexandra Simic Hachmann

Alexandra Simic Hachmann

My name is Alexandra Simic Hachmann and I am currently in my 10th trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic program here at NUHS - Florida. I am officially an intern at the HEC clinic! I have obtained a B.A. in Biology and Biomedical Sciences, as well as a Master of Medical Science degree. While I believe my educational background has helped me succeed in this challenging program, I appreciate all the professors’ efforts in helping us excel and prepare for our careers. As a hands-on visual learner, I am embracing the palpation courses and anatomy labs offered! I am still determining which field in chiropractic I would like to pursue; thus, readers should stick around to discover this with me! I hope to bring insightful content to this blog and demonstrate what student life is like at NUHS in sunny Florida.


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