Aspiring MD

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My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

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I’m always really gung-ho about it until I get to the things that don’t fit well into boxes.

A New Life


There are no words to describe what it’s like to be called in at 9pm on a saturday night because you heard that a heart had opened up. You haven’t slept the whole day. It’s dark when you leave your house to drive to the hospital. The highways are empty. Everyone…


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Are osteopathic manipulations similar to chiropractic ones?

Yes and no.

Both chiropractors and osteopaths use some of the same techniques, but there are also a number of techniques unique to each field.

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Every reader knows the feeling. You’re walking through a bookstore, completely overwhelmed. There’s so much to read. Covers and titles taunt you from the shelves, all clamoring for your attention — and your wallet. Some books you’ve heard of. Others leap out at you for the first time. That’s when the daydream kicks in: what if I could just take anything I wanted?

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What if?

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