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One-third of the Way There and Counting

Week five is when many students are starting to take their first exams of the trimester, an early assessment to see how we are doing academically. At the end of last week, I felt very satisfied with how this trimester has been progressing. On top of my regular classes...nine to be exact…my greatest satisfaction has been in the clinic.

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Jun 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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What is your journey?

Here I am halfway through the program and it is the summer of 2019. This trimester I am taking eight classes and four clinic shifts to keep up with my goal of graduation. The last few trimesters were just taking classes and doing observations; however, I now have to train my brain to not only be an intern, but at times function as a therapist to my patients. Each patient is coming in for pain or stress, but what is the cause of that condition?

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May 24, 2019 10:02:36 AM
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The Last Stretch

Here we go, the last stretch for spring 2019...FINALS! The past couple of weeks and weekends have been filled with cramming 15 weeks worth of nine classes into one to two hour exams for the last time. Success in learning is to keep practicing and reviewing until it becomes second nature. One of the classes I took every Friday evening this trimester was Tai Chi.

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Apr 19, 2019 8:10:00 AM
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Who is Your Superhero?

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? To be able to use your eyes to fix things, fly around or cool equipment to battle? When I was growing up, boys wanted to be Superman or Batman. Girls probably idolized the same as the boys, because there weren’t that many female superheroes when I was growing up. But, then again, male superheroes were cooler. Nowadays, Wonder Woman or the most recent, Captain Marvel are popular. You idolize them, and would do anything to be their shadow. You mimic their actions, dress like them, and eventually try to change yourself to be a mini version of them. 

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Apr 5, 2019 8:05:00 AM
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Chicago

Another blur in my life at NUHS, but a good reminder that I am in medical school. The past couple of weeks were busy preparing for midterms. Along with papers and projects, many of us had to take boards or entrance exams to prepare for the next step for advancement in the program. Being in school is go...go...go non-stop; but, all of us continue to have each other’s backs!

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Mar 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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Of Milestones & Motherly Support: My Training As a Doula

Mother: (n.) - A female parent; the center of creation, inspiration, and love; one who rears, nurtures and protects children; a mender of hearts; a maker and holder of memories; someone who loves unconditionally.” 

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Mar 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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Mapping the Weather & Weekend Road Trip

The wheels of the car went round and round as we headed South, with the temperatures increasing by increments of about 20 degrees through each state. I am still in shock that we were able to feel such profound differences of cold and hot within less than 24 hours!

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Feb 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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Brrr...Baby, it's COLD outside!

“The best part of waking up is…” not having Folgers in your cup, but hearing "'there is no school due to below zero temperatures.'"

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Feb 8, 2019 8:10:00 AM
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Reflecting

Here I am entering the beginning of my fourth trimester in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program, and it’s good to be back to the old routine. Don’t get me wrong, it was great seeing family and friends over holiday break. But, being in class zooming around as a busy bee and working toward a big goal for myself is the most amazing feeling! During break, I felt like a lump on a log. Waking up and doing practically nothing other than being lazy, catching up on Netflix shows. Starting up classes and seeing familiar faces allows me to be back with my NUHS family while away from home. As students going through the same academic challenges, we are able to reflect and guide each other forward.

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Jan 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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Continuing the Journey

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”  ̶  Confucius. 

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Dec 14, 2018 8:09:00 AM
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