Here we are, the final stretch of the trimester!
As the holidays approach, we down here at the NUHS – Florida campus enjoyed one of our biggest annual events the TURKEY BOWL. This year marked the 10th Annual Turkey Bowl, so everyone knew it was going to be a big event. Every year since the start of the program here in Florida, Dr. Stiefel, the president of NUHS, comes to town and holds a flag football tournament, the University caters food (this year was some awesome Greek food), and provides sponsored giveaways from Biofreeze.
These last two weeks have been a nice break from the business of this trimester. After my conference we finished up the first round of exams for the tri so this week was all about rest, relaxation, and enjoying a little free time. My family came out for a short weekend visit. It was great to have them–my parents haven’t visited since February, so they enjoyed the warm Florida weather for a few days.
I spent this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minn. attending the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council annual symposium. This is an event that brings together chiropractors from across the country with a common interest in working with athletes. There were many chiropractors there who work on the international level, providing care at Olympic games and countless other World events. There were also chiropractors who work with professional sports teams in the MLB, NFL, and NHL, and even others who are team doctors for different colleges across the nation.
Does anyone else feel like just yesterday it was the middle of July? This trimester has by far been the busiest for me and it is flying by. Suddenly we’re already four weeks in and its all been a blur of new information and adjustments. We move at a pretty quick pace through our curriculum here in the chiropractic program, so I have been spending quite a bit of time the last few weeks making sure I am not falling behind on the material. That being said, this weekend I allowed myself some time to enjoy myself before being hit with the first round of exams.
Hello everyone, I’m back!! It is the start of my fourth trimester at the NUHS – Florida campus. I am eager to get back into a routine with classes and activities here, but I will certainly miss the free time I had over break. I spent the majority of my break visiting my family in Albuquerque – eating ALL of the local green chile I could before coming back to Florida. Before I went home, however, I went to Orlando with some classmates to attend the Florida Chiropractic Association’s (FCA) annual conference.
It’s finals week!! Yay? Although it means the end of the trimester with four practical exams last week and eight lecture exams in the next four days it’s hard to get excited for break just yet. So far, my grades have been pretty good which takes a little bit of stress for these upcoming written exams, which has been a relief.
Of my classes, finishing my anatomy lab with Dr. Pearlstein is most bittersweet. Not only will I no longer have an excuse to wear my scrubs, but I will miss being able to dive inside human anatomy--it was such an incredible experience. I learned so much about our bodies by finding anomalies, separating structures, removing cancerous masses, and so much more! I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn anatomy this way and will remember it throughout my career.
Here we are, week 13, the last week without an exam before diving headfirst into final exams. I have been slowly preparing my study guides and notes for the hours of work I will be putting in this week, as well as prepping for the final sports council meeting of the trimester. To top it off, I’ve applied for a few scholarships and have been working on a research poster I am planning to present at a conference in October. It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’ve gotten so much done! That being said, I am eager to be done with finals and have a nice break before moving on to Tri 4 of my DC program!
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. The Fourth of July was rather uneventful down here in Florida. I spent the day at the beach with some friends, but a huge storm rolled through when the sun started to set, so nearly all of the fireworks in the city were canceled. We still had a fun night back at my friend’s house playing card games and Mario Kart!