Katie: ‘Palmer IS the foundation of chiropractic’
What is your chiropractic story? Why did you choose chiropractic as your career? My chiropractic story is a little different than most. I did not grow up with chiropractic care and never thought in a million years this would be my career five years ago.
I graduated with a degree in architecture and worked for two years in that field. I never felt a sense of reward at my job and started questioning if this was really supposed to be my vocation. I decided I needed to steer away from the materialistic world and wanted to help people physically, spiritually and mentally.
Chiropractic is a career that not only betters a person’s health, but can also educate patients about improving their life style. I researched many potential career paths, but kept coming back to chiropractic. I went to visit a family friend’s office, and that day I knew without a question that this was what I wanted to do. Everything to get me where I am today has fallen perfectly into place, and I truly believe I am on my way to having the best career in the world.
Why did you choose Palmer for your education? When I first visited Palmer's Davenport, Iowa, Campus, I could just feel the passion and rich history of chiropractic while walking around campus. Palmer IS the foundation of chiropractic; no other school can even compare to the level that Palmer is on. Choosing the right school was very important to me. I knew my education had to be from the best so I could be the best, and Palmer College of Chiropractic was the obviously the school for me.
What has your experience been like at Palmer so far? My experience here at Palmer so far has been all that I expected it to be and more. The challenging curriculum keeps me busy, but I always make sure to take advantage of the many seminars and other student activities that are constantly provided here at Palmer to remind us why we are here and to see the big picture.
What are your plans for after you graduate? After I graduate, I plan on opening a practice in Chicago or another large metropolitan area and specializing in pregnancy and pediatrics.
Is there anything else you’d like to share? I have recently finished my third trimester here at Palmer, and I have changed so much as a person this past year. I have learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of accomplishing. The time and hard work I have invested into Palmer has been tremendous, but the payoffs have already exceeded my expectations.