The fall trimester is already 1/3 over, and it is seriously flying by! Hard to imagine that in 10 short weeks I’ll be moving on to clinic and starting to see patients. I’m glad the trimester is going by quickly, because I can’t wait!
This weekend has been a very fun one! It all started with our Tri-Mixer on Friday night. At the start of every trimester we have a mixer in which all the students from the school meet up at a local venue and get to enjoy food, drinks, and camaraderie away from campus and our studies. This is always a fun event; it gives us upper tri students a chance to get to know the new Tri-1s, but is also a chance for everyone to go out together–something that doesn’t happen very often during all of our studies.
As I get started into my 7th trimester I wanted to give you all a quick update on a very fun and productive summer break. To start things off, I was able to go home for a couple days. I spent just under a week back in Albuquerque, New Mexico to visit my family and gorge myself on spectacular New Mexican food, green chile, and try a new craft brewery near my house. I had a great visit, but it was too short. I can’t wait to go home for a nice long winter break in a couple of months!
We’re moving into the last couple weeks of the trimester and the studying hours are piling up. I am certainly ready for the Tri to end, as it’s my last one with this high of a credit load. This trimester I took about 33 credit hours (if you include the acupuncture elective course) and the credit hour workload steadily gets lower from here until graduation. I am also pleased to say that I passed the acupuncture course! Now all I have left to do is pass the national board exam in September, and I will be a licensed chiropractic acupuncturist.
Well, would you look at this, the trimester is already half over?! In what seems like a crazy blur, we are suddenly in week eight of my sixth trimester at NUHS. It’s hard for me to comprehend, considering I still have to check my schedule almost every day to see which rooms my classes are in. This trimester is definitely proving to be one of the quickest so far, which is exciting, because we’re getting that much closer to clinic!
I won’t lie, sometimes this program can be pretty challenging! This trimester, if you count the acupuncture elective course, I’m taking about 33 credit hours of courses since I am on the fast track. While I do my best to stay current or ahead on the material, every once in a while we have weeks where everything happens all at once--and that was last week.
As we move into the fourth week of the trimester, we begin to have our first round of exams, so study time outside of class makes a quick increase. That being said, it also means that the clubs on campus are having their first meetings. During the summer term the clubs have all new E-board officers so it is interesting to see what the new club groups will bring to the table.
This last break was certainly a fun one! I spent just about two weeks back home in Albuquerque, New Mexico and my girlfriend was able to come visit for the first week of the vacation. This was her first time being to New Mexico, so we spent the week doing a whirlwind of touristy activities and eating all the best foods the state has to offer.