Our NUHS DC program does its best preparing students to become qualified medical professionals in the chiropractic field and the NUHS community greatly encourages networking with professionals to further explore the chiropractic world and be better equipped for success. A few weeks back, the Dean brought to my attention that NCMIC (an insurance company) was offering a junior ambassador position for their “Starting Into Practice” program, which helps chiropractic students prepare for post-graduate life by understating business plans, learning marketing strategies, gaining advice from experts, and more! After looking into what the program offers (it’s free to all students!!), I took it as an opportunity to learn more about the business aspect of the chiropractic field.
As someone who usually avoided math, I felt it was time to face these struggles head-on and learn about how I can negotiate contracts and secure finances. Everything we do now as students can impact our future practices. I figure I can make the best of my time now learning these concepts to help “future DC Alex” be more successful. After checking out their website and social media (Facebook), I felt this was an amazing opportunity; thus, I applied, interviewed, and was fortunately offered the position for our NUHS Florida campus! During the FCA convention, my classmates and I were even treated to an amusing social evening of drinks and appetizers by the NCMIC Marketing Manager, Hannah. It’s been a wonderful experience thus far!
Whether you have questions about insurance, licensing, financing, marketing, or start-up expectations, this NCMIC program has been effective in calibrating its website to best assist students in gaining all the knowledge and tools needed to better handle chiropractic life after graduation. As students, it’s important for us to absorb as much as we can from every scope in our lives. Whether it’s in the classroom, clubs, or online resources, this is our time to take advantage of everything that we come across (*cough* *cough* especially if it’s free)! Keep a look out for me around campus for certain events and please don’t hesitate to reach out!