Personal Narrative: A Career As A Chiropractic Medicine

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While I was growing up, I was very aware of my family’s financial status. Both of my parents went to Cosmetology school after they graduated from high school, and shortly after they were married, they had twins. Needless to say, money was tight. Now don’t get me wrong; I had a wonderful childhood. In fact, our financial struggles were one of the primary motivators for my sister and I to attend Louisiana State University and become first-generation college graduates. Even so, my families’ financial shortcomings stuck with me my entire life, and it was a major factor in my decision to further my education and pursue a career in Chiropractic Medicine.

My mother has been the victim of chronic back pain for as long as I can remember. I even recall
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When I found out that spine pain is the most costly and prevalent causes of health care utilization in the US, it all clicked. My mom went to see a Chiropractor because it was more cost-effective. In that moment I decided that I wanted to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree so I could help those who may not be able to afford other avenues of…show more content…
From the intimate classroom sizes to the state-of-the-art anatomy lab, I couldn’t imagine a more well balanced learning environment. Having personalized attention from my professors wasn’t something I was able to take advantage of in my undergrad, and I believe that this method of teaching would be very beneficial to my overall education. The close relationship that UWS has with other schools in the area was also something that drew me to this particular program because I feel that forging relationships with other future healthcare professionals is hugely beneficial when considering the possibility of opening one’s own practice. I am confident that the Doctor of Chiropractic program at UWS and my passion for wanting to help those who are seeking relief from spinal pain so they can get back to work providing for their families will make me a great addition to the
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