Wine Tasting by the Beach in February

As a New Jersey native, there are a few things that are foreign to me. Wine made from fruit and sunsets on the beach in February are two of those things. In Florida, those are mundane. I took my girlfriend to Florida Orange Groves Winery in South Pasadena, Florida. The winery was simply a 20 minute drive from our apartment and a five minute drive from the beach. It was the perfect surprise for my girlfriend’s birthday. It was a lot of fun, as we took a tour of the winery which ended with wine tasting. This establishment is well known in Florida, and many of their wines are featured at Disney World less than two hours away.

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Feb 16, 2018 3:02:32 PM
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Activator Seminar in Orlando

Over this past weekend, I attended a seminar on the instrument assisted adjusting technique Activator Methods. The seminar was nearby in Orlando, Florida just an hour and a half drive away. Activator Methods is the most popular instrument assisted adjusting technique in the chiropractic profession. At NUHS we have exposure to a little bit of every technique, but I wanted to become a certified provider of this approach.

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Feb 9, 2018 8:08:00 AM
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My First Interview and a Trip to Washington D.C.

My First Interview and a Trip to Washington D.C.

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Feb 2, 2018 4:01:44 PM
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Great News, Good Things to Come

I have good news! I received my certificate from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners also known as NBCE. I knew I passed Parts I-III and PT, but during the holiday break we received our Part IV scores and I found out I passed Part IV! That means I passed ALL parts of the national licensing exam and it feels so good! Not only did I pass all the parts before graduation, I passed them on my first attempt. I discussed the board exams with many students from other schools who were not as fortunate and some were retaking multiple parts. Some of the complaints I heard were the topics were not taught for understanding of the material, rather it was taught with word association for example in radiology if it is a hip “think avascular necrosis of the head of the femur also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. This is not a good way to study because real life has no word association, instead one should be going through the x-ray or MRI noting any abnormal findings and coming up with a diagnosis based on Alignment, Bone, Cartilage, and Soft Tissue. Word association can help with some topics but studying for the common questions on a test is missing the point of the test. The test is meant to see if you know the material not if you memorized what might be on the exam.

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Jan 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM
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Clinical Internship III

Three years ago in January 2015, I arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida to begin the Doctor of Chiropractic program at National University of Health Sciences. I came into my first day wide-eyed and ecstatic. I wanted to learn as much as humanly possible about anatomy, about biochemistry, about all the basic sciences that would make me a better scientist and prepare me to become a knowledgeable physician. I remember going back to my one bedroom apartment a few miles away from the school and calculating how many days I had left. After orientation day, I had 1,215 days left. Graduation seemed like an eternity away. Looking back, it has flown by. I went through all my old pictures on my computer to find this one of our incoming class, day one.

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Jan 19, 2018 8:17:00 AM
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St. Pete Run Fest and the End of Trimester Nine

While everyone in basic and clinical sciences is studying for finals, I am looking around asking, “Where did the time go?” I almost can’t believe Trimester Nine is up. In another week I will be done with Clinical Internship II and will be moving into my final trimester at NUHS.

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Dec 8, 2017 8:30:00 AM
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Thanksgiving in New Jersey

We got the day off for Thanksgiving as well as the day after so I went home to New Jersey for Thanksgiving break to see my friends and family. In addition to those two days, I requested off the day before and the Monday after the weekend to book cheaper flights and extend my stay at home. All my old friends were home for the holiday as well so I was able to catch up with them and go to some of our old hangout spots in town. I also drove up to North Jersey to see more of my family after Thanksgiving, which was also very nice. Ever since I started the program, I haven’t had a chance to fly home for Thanksgiving, so being able to spend it with family was long overdue. My girlfriend also flew home with me so I was happy she could spend it with me. It was a really nice weekend that we all enjoyed very much.

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Dec 1, 2017 8:39:00 AM
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Turkey Bowl 2017

Every November on a brisk fall night in Florida, we celebrate a tradition that spans back to the beginning of NUHS Florida. Last year I won the ultimate prize at Turkey Bowl. I was the MVP and my team was 2016 Turkey Bowl Champions! Some of you might be asking, “What is Turkey Bowl?” Unfortunately you need to be there to understand, but I will briefly describe some of the things that go on at Turkey Bowl. 

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Nov 22, 2017 11:28:20 AM
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Part IV Boards

The time has finally come. I took Part IV of the NBCE chiropractic licensure exam this past weekend. One of the biggest draws of coming to NUHS Florida besides the evidence-based curriculum and beautiful weather was the reputation NUHS has on the board exams. Over the past 4 years, 90% of NUHS graduates received licensure within 6 months of graduation.

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Nov 17, 2017 8:30:00 AM
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My Last Chirogames

For the last 26 years, all the chiropractic schools have gotten together for a weekend to compete in sports. The last two years I ran and played soccer. Last year I also played basketball. This year I ran and played beach volleyball.

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Nov 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM
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