January signals the start of a new trimester. Like most students, I wouldn’t have complained about another week of break, but I’m also excited about the upcoming trimester. There are several things I’m looking forward to, including events put on by Student Council like the Club Fair, Winter Formal and Royals Opening Day Social Hour. But there are two other parts of the trimester I’m most excited about: NCLC and starting in the student clinic.
NCLC is the annual National Chiropractic Leadership Conference. It is held at the end of February in Washington, D.C. I had the privilege of attending the conference last year. What an amazing experience! Along with students from almost every other chiropractic school in the United States, I went to The Hill. We sat down with senators and representatives, and chatted about bills on which we would like their support to help people gain better access to chiropractic, and also help chiropractors advance and progress in the healthcare system. In addition to time on The Hill, the conference offers seminars and speakers. I can’t wait to go back!
This trimester marks a bit of a milestone in my chiropractic education; I get to start seeing patients in the student clinic. This is why I entered the program. I want to help people, relieve their pain and help them function better. Now, in Tri 7 of 10, with all my anatomy, physiology, pathology, and technique classes behind me, I am clear to start seeing other students as patients. I’m sure it will be a lot to handle, but I’m up for the challenge as I feel this program has prepared me well.
With so much to look forward to, it seems this trimester will fly by as many of my other trimesters have!
Becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) at CUKC
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit university specializing in chiropractic and the health sciences. Our chiropractic history started in 1922, and today, more than one out of every 10 chiropractors in the United States have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from our College of Chiropractic.
In addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree you can complete in 3.3 years, some students choose a concurrent B.S./Chiropractic degree (D.C.) program that can reduce the amount of time in school by up to a year.
The CUKC campus is in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City area suburb of 190,000 people. Overland Park is recognized for its family-friendliness and livability.
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