I had my first clinic shift yesterday from 3:45 p.m. until 5 p.m. Right now we are just doing more observations during our shifts and trying to get a feel of how things are run and where everything is located.
I got to watch a workup and an adjustment while I was there. It was much like the observations we did last trimester, but once this set of observations are done we have to start doing more prep work to prepare for when we clear for the clinic in exactly one month from tomorrow!
I have another shift after class at the same time. Which means Wednesday and Thursdays will be my clinic shift time for the rest of the trimester so no matter what, I will be in the clinic taking care of patients, doing paperwork or just hanging out.
Today for clinical methods class we’re also in the clinic to start on our reciprocal work. That is going through a full evaluation and work-up on another student in our class just as we would do in the clinic all the way through the adjustment.
Things are moving along quickly, and I can’t believe I’ll be taking care of patients in less than a month. Months go really quickly here at Palmer because we’re always so busy! It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like I will be seeing a lot of the clinic for the next year and I can’t complain. 🙂