It’s week 11, and I just registered for classes for the last time! We just went through the selection process for the clinician whom we will be working under for the next year in the clinic. It was a hot topic all week last week, with everyone trying to find out who everyone else was going to be picking, and hoping that there would still be room on the shift that they wanted.
There are a variety of factors that go into the tiering order for registration, GPA being the primary consideration. The class entering clinic is divided out into thirds from highest to lowest, and this sets the time for when registration will open. For DC students, 8th trimester is the last one where we have classes to attend, with the final two terms being clinic only. In addition to this, I will be graduating with my Acupuncture masters next trimester, YAY! I only have one class, and one four-hour a week clinic shift left, and I am not sure what I am going to do with all of this time I am about to have on my hands! By springtime, my schedule will have me finished by 1:30 p.m. every day; it's going to be amazing to be home with my children for dinner every night.
In honor of things winding down, I picked up tickets to attend some shows. Last night, I attended Paranormal Cirque, a horror-themed circus geared toward an adult audience. The more that I have learned about the workings of the human body and seen how it moves in a typical person, the more impressed I am by the stunts put on by circus performers. The show was great, and it was so nice to get out. In two weeks, I will be going with some other students to a venue near National's campus to see a heavy metal mariachi band perform; I think that it will be equally spectacular!