I am SO stressed! But that’s okay

Hello! My name is Courtenay, and I am almost halfway through my sixth quarter here at Palmer’s West Campus. Man, am I stressed! Midterms are hitting full force, and so is the realization that Part I boards are right around the corner (end of the quarter with finals). Trying to balance school, friends and health can be challenging, especially in times like these. However, the great thing about my class is that we are all in this together, and everyone is so supportive! It makes the endless hours of studying seem not THAT bad.

The deeper I get into the curriculum, the more I get to learn adjustments and the better I get at them–so that is honestly what is getting me through right now. Regardless of how much studying I have to do, exams I have coming up, or the fact I need a nap SO bad doesn’t deter me from practicing my adjusting skills every chance I get. Seven more quarters to go, but who’s counting right?

The first two years went fast

Well I’m officially in 7th tri now, and that means that I’m going to be starting into clinic! Everything that you look forward to from the day you step on campus is starting to come around. Funny thing is that it’s kind of nerve racking now that its actually here. You are officially starting to treat patients and beginning to mold yourself into a doctor.

I can’t believe that it’s been two whole years since I started Palmer. It seems like just yesterday when I was sitting in on orientation. It’s been a fast two years, and I can’t imagine how fast the next year will be.

I guess I probably should start looking into what I’m going to do when I get done. That is definitely something that is important but is so easy to forget during the beginning of our Palmer curriculum. The future is exciting and scary, and I can’t wait to get there and start making money for a change.  Until then, I guess I’ll just have to do some hunting. Darn!

– Ryan Etherton, Davenport Campus