Study plan

Today was our first actual study day. We met NYMU’s international cordinator Yi-Fen and she gave us our schedules for our time here. In first two weeks we will have some classes about assesment of upper and lower extremities and classes about gyrokinesis and pilates. In addition to that we might take some classes on Chinese medicine, if that is possible. With that course we had a bit of confusion. In Finland our cordinator told us that if we want to take any other courses we can choose them when we get here and local coordinator told us that she would have needed info beforehand to be able to discuss with the teachers. We might still be able to have that course if the schedule is okay for us.

For the actual clinical training we will have Orthopedic bedside training, Orthopedic practice, some Clinical practice with the musculosceletal department (I think..) and Hydrotherapy. Out tutor took us to the hospital today to see the enviroment. It was really different than in Finland. There were more people in less space. There was also some different instruments and machines than those we usually use. All in all it seemed really interesting and staff were really friendly.

I’m actually a bit surprised that I’m not as stressed about this clinical practice as I was with the Finnish one. Maybe now I feel that is more okay not to know everything from the beginning. Everything will be strange and new and I feel that there is not too much expectations. We’ll see if that changes in couple of weeks.