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We Made it to Clinic: We Are Officially 8th Tri Interns!

by Sep 18, 2020

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My trimester break was awesome! While we were still following social/physical distancing guidelines, it was great to get to visit with some of my family. We had some Maryland seafood, and I spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool. This is a photo of some Maryland Blue Crabs, steamed and slathered in Old Bay Seasoning. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Cracked Crab

In the clinic, we use paper tally sheets to keep track of our numbers. For ND’s, we start observing during our 6th trimester where our tally sheets are green. In 7th trimester, our tally sheets are purple, representing that we are Hydro Therapy Interns. But once you hit 8th trimester, you get an orange trimester for your remaining time in clinic. I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is just one more checkoff on the long list of accomplishments during the journey.

Da Girls

Speaking of another small milestone that seemed like a big deal: picking up my parking permit for the year. I realized it is the last parking permit I will need as a student here, and cried for a couple minutes. For so long I have been counting down the days and months to get out of here. Now, the end is in sight, and it is super exciting while simultaneously being super scary!

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Belinda Smith

Belinda Smith

My name is Belinda, but I prefer to go by Lindy. I am in my final year as a Naturopathic Medical student at National University of Health Sciences. I’m originally from Maryland and will always consider it to be my home. I live on campus, in the Bucholz building with my dog, Lily. I love the sport of triathlon and will totally geek out if anyone wants to talk bikes or racing with me! I’m looking forward to blogging about study tips, ways to have fun on campus, and all the details of a full-time medical student. I love talking with people, so if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]


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