This is a photo (courtesy of Dr. Sorensen) of Pulsatilla from the campus garden. We have a garden right next to the clinic, and it is awesome to get to see some of the plants, and other herbs that we are learning about in class out in nature. I loved seeing this, as I have prescribed Pulsatilla in homeopathic form many times. I have never prescribed it botanically, mostly due to the fact that it is a low dose herb, and we do not use many of those at the student clinic.
The coolest part about the garden project is getting to learn from other students, and faculty members. Dr. Lorinda Sorensen teaches a number of courses, including some of the Botanical Medicine courses. Seeing her at work in the garden provides an unparalleled learning experience.
This opportunity also provides students with an opportunity to obtain CCLs, also known as Co-curricular Learning credit. We need 10 to graduate, and sometimes they are difficult to fit into our busy schedules. Being able to get some of that credit without leaving campus is awesome!
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My name is Belinda, but I prefer to go by Lindy. I am in my final year as a Naturopathic Medical student at National University of Health Sciences. I’m originally from Maryland and will always consider it to be my home. I live on campus, in the Bucholz building with my dog, Lily. I love the sport of triathlon and will totally geek out if anyone wants to talk bikes or racing with me! I’m looking forward to blogging about study tips, ways to have fun on campus, and all the details of a full-time medical student. I love talking with people, so if you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org