Yesterday was the graduation for the Naturopathic Physicians Class of 2007 from Bastyr University.
After 5 years of studying, not sleeping and loads of work, I put up my right hand and agreed to the Naturopathic Oath.
With my bounding heart about to pop out frontwards, the Dean of Clinical Education called me up to the stage, "Dr Benjamin Lynch." Then I walked over to the Dean of Naturopathic Students and he placed the doctoral hood around my gown.
I was honored to shake the hand (and hug) Dr Jocelyn Elders, MD, the former Surgeon General for Clinton. She gave an outstanding speech.
Now to cram for clinical board exams.
Thank you all for your support, readership and kind words.
Dr Benjamin Lynch, ND
(damn that looks good!) :)