I personally believe that the best way to meet any challenge is to be prepared for it. On the surface that seems elementary but look a little deeper and you will see being prepared takes effort.
First, know what you are getting into. Look at our curriculum and our school calendar and you will see not only the number of courses for each quarter, but the number of hours for each course. Look at the course description in the handbook and then think about them. Compare what you read with the courses you took or are taking in undergrad. Now consider the number of hours that your undergrad courses met. I’ll bet you didn’t have very many classes that met four or five days a week. I will also wager that you did not go to class from eight in the morning until four in the afternoon, or later in some cases. Now calculate the number of classes by the number of midterm and final exams, not to mention those other pesky tests and quizzes. Are you getting the picture? As I stated in earlier blogs this profession requires focus and commitment on your part. Chiropractic is serious business, life changing business, yours and the lives of the patients that you will eventually serve. That’s what makes it worth it.
Second, make a committment that you will make the necessary sacrifices to make your education a priority. Talk to the students who are successful in their studies, including passing their national boards. Oh, you didn’t know that you have to take and pass national board examinations in order to hang out your shingle and practice this wonderful science philosophy and art? I will talk more about the National Boards in another entry. Untill then give some thought to the above and reflect on where you are headed in your life. We want to help you get there.