Does taking time off to study count as summer vacation?

Author: Dr. Quinte Naturopathic Centre on 9 June 2015



How many of you would agree that studying is a good way to spend summer vacation? Probably nobody. In fact, studying may be one of those things that brings back memories of stress, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition. It would also be the last thing you would associate with vacation or summer.



Well, good or bad that is exactly what is in store for this ND this summer. I going to opt for good and here's why:

  • Some things you can't change. I can't change the fact that new regulations require all Ontario NDs to write a new board exam. The government believes this is in the public's best interest if NDs want to continue prescribing certain vitamins in certain doses and give any vitamins by injection (that includes B12). If I don't just accept this fact and move on I would spend more energy complaining than learning.¬†What you can't change is the situation, what you can change is your attitude
  • I get to do something new. I have never rented a cottage before. I have decided to take the week before the exam and spend it at a cottage with no distractions and fresh air to enhance my studying environment. I will be away from the office from Monday July 13th - Friday July 17th.
  • It's a chance for me to increase my confidence and be an even better doctor. Ever do something you were a little apprehensive about doing and then after it was over you thought to yourself "Yes, I did it!" That sense of accomplishment can never be undervalued.

So what does this mean for you?

To make things as convenient as possible for our patients the office will still remain open for regular hours (9-6) on Tuesday July 14th, Wednesday July 15th, and Thursday July 16th.

Dr. Bates, Jessica, and Gretchen will still be seeing their patients during their regular hours and Tracey or Susan will be more than happy to help you at the front desk.

We will be closed Monday July 13th and Friday July 17th.

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Belleville, ON K8N 3C1


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