1. What are your strengths?
2. How do you think your role as a Chiropractor fits in with your role as a member of the community?
I will be able to fit in by providing health education on the importance on the spinal cord and nervous system. I can also provide care for my community, those who are in need to improve their health conditions.
As an educator and a health professional.
As a community member, I'm expected to help my community in any way that I can. As a chiropractor, I would not only be helping my community but I would also be helping my community members.
I think that I better the health of the community by showing people a better way to get healthy and stay healthy. Its not reliance on drugs that will cure, but instead a Holistic treatment plan that uses your body to heal itself. My community will be better for what me as a Chiropractor can give them as far as a better quality of life.
I offer an resource for addressing health concerns without any drugs or surgery.
3. Name something you are most proud of.
I most proud of obtaining my license to be a Chiropractor. It took me a lot of hard work and dedication to receive such a calling.
Exceeding the expectations of my employee and showing results of my hard work when I was a teacher.
Exceeding the expectations of my employee with my sincerity and hard work.
My work ethic, I have never had anyone sit down and tell me I needed to work harder, because I already work harder.
Earning my doctorate of chiropractic.
4. Have you been accepted anywhere?
At this moment, I have not been accepted anywhere else.
No I am hated by every chiropractor.
I haven't applied anywhere else.
For my application to chiropractic college, I have not been accepted anywhere.
5. What do you think you will like least about Chiropractor?
I think I will not be fond of the paperwork need to deal with insurance companies as I have learned from previous chiropractors the difficulties they encounter with insurance companies.
The billing with insurance and dealing with ignorance of people about chiropractors.
The long hours of work. Most chiropractors I know work from sun up to sun down at the office and I would want to get away to see my kids play and spend time with family. But I am confident I can workout my schedule with seeing patients around my priorities in life.
The thing that I would like least would be the patients who even after your try to help find that nothing has helped.
I think what I will like least is that if I am out of appointment times then I won't be able to provide treatment as quickly as I would like to.
6. When you need counseling for personal problems, whom do you talk with?
I talk to my church community and mom.
My dad and my fiancé. I also have a mentoring relationship with a couple guys from church that have been awesome. I have a good support system.
I first try to breakdown the problem myself and try to approach it from different angles and when I can't get a hold of resolving it I due turn to either one of my friends or a family member who can provide me with a different perspective.
I typically talk to my girlfriend or roommate about personal problems.
When I need counseling for personal problems, I would consult one or two people close to me like my parents, or a close friend. However, I am one for solving my own problems, and I can recognize how to treat my problems myself before asking for help.
7. How will you pay for chiropractic school?
Saved finances, family assistance, government student loans.
Fincancial loans, work-study.
Because I am applying for January 2017, I will have a few months to work and save up as much as I can before moving to Portland. I already have a saving account that I add to every month, and I hope to save up enough for rent and groceries for the full 3-4 years before I move down. I will also be applying for student loans, as well as scholarships and bursaries to cover as much of the cost as possible. My parents are also very willing to contribute to my studies and help me out if need be. They are very supportive of my goals and career choice.
I have applied for a professional line of credit.
I have a little money saved up but that will barely touch estimated living expenses, so I will be relying on loans.
8. Which of your college courses interested you the most?
There were 3 courses that stood out to me in my university career. The first class I was surprised I liked so much, because I enrolled at the last possible second. It was a third year pharmacology course that looked at the way drugs, particularly recreational drugs affected the brain and central nervous system. I had no real exposure to recreational drugs before that class, and I found it fascinating to see what actually happens neurologically to make drugs so addicting. The second class I loved was the first neuroscience-specific course I really took at university, and it was an advanced neuroanatomy class. I was really surprised to learn how intracately interconnected the brain and body is. Finally, I have taken a music course throughout university. Music is something very dear to me, I have many family members who are professional musicians in some capacity, and music has always been a huge part of my life. I took a singing class, and actually used the professor as one of my references on my application. I found singing to be challenging in a completely different way. There was no real memorizing or fact learning, but it was incredibly stimulating. I used that class as my creative outlet throughout school, and there were some days when the only thing motivating me to get out of bed in the middle of winter was going to class to sing.
Physiology, chiropractic clinical work.
I loved a course on exercise prescription where we took diseased populations and through research determined what exercise can do for them, and how they should exercise. I enjoyed exercise physiology and learning how the human body responds to exercise in lots of conditions and adaptations we can see in the body.
The college course that interested me the most would have to be my anatomy lab. It allowed me to look at bones first hand as well as muscles and how everything works together nothing in isolation does what it substantially does in working together with everything else. It brought more reality to the lectures we went over in class considering we got a chance to be up close with what we learned providing us with a hands on experience.
I really enjoyed anatomy. I liked learning about how everything is interconnected in the body. Before completing the course I never realized that there were so many muscles, bones, and everything else inside of our bodies.
9. What are your 2 best points?
My positivity, want to encourage others.
I am an extremely driven person. I set goals for myself and I feel an incredible sense of accomplishment when I achieve them. I am not afraid to work hard and make saccrifices or take risks to achieve my goals. For example, this summer I was offered my dream summer job working in Jasper National Park which I accepted. The major downside to moving to Jasper and living in the housing I was offered was the isolation. I lived 60km away from the nearest town, gas station and grocery store, and because of the elevation and location of my house, there was no phone service within 25 km, and no internet or TV (except for movies). It was a huge adjustment for me, but in the end I loved my job and had an amazing summer! I am also an incredibly compassionate person with a desire to help others. I really enjoy working with people of all ages, especially in a leadership role.
Character, I know that I have a lot riding on my name, so I make every effort for integrity and hard work even when the boss is not over my shoulder. I am intuitive as a person, I can put my mind to something with the right resources and rise to the occasion of any task placed before me. I seem to be good at asking the right questions.
My two best points would be my motivation and being determined to make sure something is done( never giving up on helping a patient with their problem)
My two best points are: being confident, and being caring / understanding. It will be especially important to take these two points into the chiropractic career, through treating patients with comfort and care.
10. What will you do if you aren't accepted to Chiropractic school?
I will take an anatomy class and apply again to chiropractic school. I will also look for a job at a chiropractic office.
If not accepted to Chiropractic School I will work in an office as a rehab tech, strengthen my application and reapply as soon as I have fixed any weak spots in my application.
I will go back to school for a semester and upgrade my courses. Then I will work a full time job until I can apply again.
If I am not accepted to chiropractic school, I would like to extend my knowledge of the human body even further and do a masters degree in rehabilitation science. I would also be eager to even further improve my clinical skills through volunteering at rehabilitation clinics. I would apply to Chiropractic school again the following year.
11. Why did you choose our specific program?
I met two chiropractors who graduated from Palmer and I liked them. Since they both graduated from Palmer, I trust that Palmer provides the best education on Chiropractic.
I first looked into the DC program at UWS after I visited portland with my family last summer. My mom completed a masters of education through U-portland and she was completing a residency of sorts so I went on a road trip with my sister to go and visit and I fell in love with the city. It reminds me a lot of my favourite places in Edmonton and around Alberta all mixed into one beautiful city. I also looked at how well UWS students performed on board exams, and they consistently had a high pass rate on the Canadian exams as well as the American ones. Because I plan on returning to Canada this only makes sense.
I know Palmer from Dr Lendon Suggs and Dr Baines. Both Phenomenal Chiropractors that went through the program and really impress me with how they have a healing touch and the skills they need to treat. My brother Dr Matt Cline went through Palmer Chiropractic Florida and he told me it was very hands on learning and though it was the most challenging learning he had ever done, that he was well equipped to buy a practice. Also, since I have lived in the area I will be able to bring in patients quite easily when it comes time for the supervised clinical setting.
I chose your program because of the evidence based approach that you take. I currently have a friend at the program and they highly recommenced that school.
I chose this program because I enjoy helping people, and I would like to gain the knowledge to treat people through the skills learned in this profession.
12. What questions do you have for me about our school?
How long has the school been teaching chiropractic degree and are there any past student reviews on the course and how the course is structured and taught.
If I get in, what are the next steps I should take to become part of the Chiropractic community_
Will I be working under a Chiropractic before I become a solo chiropractor? When is it recommended to work?
So many! I really would like to know how many professors are successful Chiropractors? How is the Student Population, and by that I mean how would you describe the atmosphere? I really should just take a tour with you in the coming months.
13. What would your best friend say about you in convincing me I should admit you to our Chiropractic school?
My best friend would tell you that your school would be lucky to have me. She would tell you that I work harder and smarter than anyone else that we know, including herself. She would say my passion for chiropractic oozes out of me.
Heather is hard working, determined in her academics. When she is with her friends, she is personable, that makes her relate to her friends in most situation. She is a good listener.
She would say "Tina is the dream" and then she would probably talk about my ambition. I decided when I was about 10 years old that I wanted to be like my chiropractor when I grew up and the more I grew up and looked into it, the more I thought it was a good idea! I think she would also talk about my work ethic and willingness to help others.
Probably that since I entered school I had in mind that I wanted to be a Chiropractor and told anyone who asked and I was unwavering in my preparations. That I knew my stuff .
My best friend would tell you I am one of the most dedicated people to have a successful career as a chiropractor. He would tell you that my definition of success is not about financial earnings, but how effectively I treat my patients. He would tell you that I am one of the most motivated people out there, and that I motivate other people with my motivations.
14. What are your 2 weakest points?
I'm too optimistic about outcomes. And sometimes don't know when to give up.
I can be critical, if something doesn't sit right with me, it can distract me for a while. But I'm moving past that, in college I had some professors that were easy to be critical of, but I found it didn't help me to complain, but instead to buckle down and get to work. I could only control what I could control. As far as schooling goes, I tend to make the mistake of waiting for a failure to motivate me to study hard, but I learned that about me in undergrad, and coming into this Doctorate program, I know 100% that I will be blocking out my hours from day 1. Test 1 shouldn't be my worst grade, it should be my highest and I am working on that.
My two weakest points would be my knowledge of the financial world (I don't know much about taxes), and that I am very critical of my own work. While this is beneficial to performance, it is possible to go to extremes.
15. Which family member has influenced your life so far and why?
My father because he works so hard everyday to be sure we have everything we need.
My husband cause he encourages me in everything I do.
My mother-she has showed me the fruits of hard work in education and how to balance school work with home life. She has shown me that loving others and being patient can be helpful.
16. What is your philosophy towards Chiropractic medicine?
17. Discuss a book that you have recently read for pleasure. Why does this book interest you?
18. Are you a leader or a follower? Why?
19. If there was an accident on the highway, would you stop and help the victims, knowing that doing so might lead to a malpractice claim against you?
No, I think I would call 911 and try to help without taking to much risks.
20. What will you do if you don't get into Chiropractor school?
21. Discuss National Health Insurance and how it would affect the physician and the patient.
22. How are you a match for our Chiropractic school?
23. Discuss your volunteer work.
24. What is your weakness that concerns you most?
25. Tell me about yourself.
26. Describe any travels that you have undertaken and exposure to other cultures than your own, if any.
27. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
28. What intrigues you about Chiropractic School?
29. What interests you outside of medicine and getting into Chiropractic school?
30. What do you hope to gain during your chiropractor education?
I like to gain more understanding about what is chiropractic.
I like to get more understanding about what is chiropractic.
31. Is medicine a rewarding experience? Why?
32. Tell us your opinion of this medical school's curriculum.
33. How will you keep in touch with community needs?
34. Have you an alternative career plan?
I feel it would be difficult to choose another career path, however if I had to, I would choose PT
35. Do you prefer the idea of basic research or of working with people?
36. Which family member has influenced your life so far and why?
37. What do you think about the health care system and which way should it go?
38. Which languages do you speak? Why?
39. If you couldn't ever be trained to be a Chiropractor, what would you be?
40. In your present living situation, how do you settle disputes with your roommates?
41. How do you plan to finance your medical education?
42. What exposure have you had to the medical profession?
43. What aspects of your life's experiences do you think make you a good candidate for Chiropractor school?
44. There are 1,000 applicants as qualified as you. Why should we pick you?
45. What steps have you taken to acquaint yourself with what a Chiropractor does?
46. What is the biggest problem in the world today?
47. How are you a match for our school?
48. What is your first chiropractic school choice?
49. What do you do in your spare time?
50. Why would you be a good Chiropractor?
51. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good Chiropractor?
52. What are your hobbies?
53. Discuss your clinical experiences.
54. What do you think you will like most about being a Chiropractor?
55. What are three things you want to change about yourself?
56. How would you describe the relationship between science and medicine?
57. Is there any area in Chiropractic medicine that you would like to specialize in? If so, why?
58. If you could be any character in history, who would it be, and why?
59. How did you decide to apply to our Chiropractic school?
60. What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing chiropractor school or learning how to be a doctor?
61. Where else are you applying?
62. What are three things you want to change about yourself?
63. How would you handle a patient that had gross dis-figurations on their back?
64. Why do you want to be a Chiropractor?
65. If you could do anything different in your education, what would you do?
66. What makes you special?
67. Think back on your undergraduate experience at Cal; what would you change about it?
68. How do you think your personal background will affect your practice?
69. Describe a situation when you felt like a fish without water?
70. Many mainstream healthcare professionals are opposed to Chiropractic, stating that it is expensive, irrational, and deceptive. As a Chiropractor, how do you feel you will be able to negate these claims?
71. In your view, what is the most pressing problem facing medicine today?
72. Would you practice in the inner city? What do you think happens to people who practice there (attitude changes, etc.)?
73. What do you think is the most important quality a Chiropractor should have?
74. If you want to help people, why not social work?
75. Is there a good deal of drug use at your school? Have you taken drugs?
76. What do you do in your spare time?
77. Describe a typical day from your elementary school days.
78. What do you have to offer our school?
79. If you could invite four people to dinner, who would they be? Why?
80. Describe your childhood and present living conditions.
81. How would you describe the relationship between science and medicine?
82. Chiropractors emphasize to their patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. How do you plan to model this behavior to your patients?
83. Name a meaningful experience you've had and how it shaped you to pursue work as a Chiropractor.
84. What do you think is wrong with the current health care system in the US?