It seems not so long ago that I stepped into Room 3110 for my first lecture of chiropractic college.
I remember thinking, one trimester at a time, in order to keep myself from becoming overwhelmed from the idea of the long haul of the program. I remember seeing the students with white lab coats walking through the halls between classes and thinking they’ve been here a long time. It’s going to be a while before I get to wear a white lab coat.
Well. Here I am. Clinic 610 requires that I wear a white lab coat. I am one of those students now, walking through the halls donning my white lab coat. I’m in Trimester 5 of 10. One trimester at a time, has worked so far. Looking back, time has flown. I feel I’ve learned a lot and that things are starting to come together and it’s a bit of a breath of fresh air.
I still have a few basic science courses in my schedule, but the rest is geared toward adjusting and clinical practice. The anatomies and physiologies are coming together in pathologies and diagnostics. Also, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from my hometown chiropractor and some of what he showed me is starting to apply. It’s a great feeling to be able to relate things back to the real world when much of the time I’ve been taking in a lot of information.
A year and a half in, I’m nearly halfway through with the program here. Soon I’ll be preparing for boards, then student clinic, then outpatient clinic. It’s great to have it all start to come together and I know it will only get better!