This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
Finally, I got a call from Mike who is ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer) and works for the Florida Orthopedic Institute. I have been looking for the person who could take care of me as a supervisor at the clinical setting. Actually, to complete an observation hours under the Certified Athletic Trainer is one of the important requirements for the grad school. And I have to complete this by the end of this semester. So I was really glad to get a call from him. Thanks Mike. I am counting you! Ha-ha
We talked a little bit on the phone and we are gonna meet up at 3pm tomorrow at FOI. He seems to be nice guy, because his voice on the phone was so kindly. Normally, observation hours is supposed to be held on an ATC to many students basis(????), but he told me that he could show me this work with one-to-one basis during the clinical training (I am no idea how to express what I want to say here...) I mean I will be an only student of him. How great chance it is! Not only I could study the Sport medicine at the clinical setting for free, but I also don't have to care about other students, I really got lucky
I am sure it's gonna be a great chance to me. I hope I can absorb a lot of new knowledge and techniques from him. Oh, I almost forgot, but I have to communicate with him using my pooooooor English... That’s the biggest problem with me... It's gonna be tough for me, but, at the same time, I am really excited that I would acquire new technical terms which are used in the clinical setting and would figure out how the clinic goes (Is OK?). I am gonna start working there as a student apprentice from next week. So, I need to fix up my bicycle by then. FOI is kind of far from my apartment. Fortunately, I could barely manage to get there by bicycle. (I need a car.....) There are no means of transportation other than my lovely bicycle. It got flat tire now though…
The only thing I am worrying about is about school works. Actually, I really want to spend my time at clinical places as much as possible because it is exactly what I wanted to study. Talking to and helping patients,,, But at the same time, I have to make it through this semester with high grades. So I am concerning that if I can juggle the clinical training and school works ("strike a good balance between the clinical training with school works, or "balance the clinical training and school works?" Go together? Which sounds most natural???)
Anyway, I am gonna take advantage of this opportunity!
Oh, I spent much time just for typing this. I need to review of Nutrition class. I have exam in 2 weeks. Let's start!!
両立する How can you work full-time and raise a kid at the same time? Can you make time for yourself? (OK?? Does this sound natural??)
ありがとう(arigatou) Thank you. どういたしまして（dou-itashimashite） you're welcom. or No problem じゃあねー（”zya-ne-”※you have to extend each of those)→see you later or bye.
I spoke with Micki and I would enjoy having you as an observation student if anyone can clarify、 that would be great- thanks! Can you clarify that a bit? もう少し具体的に説明してもらえますか？ There's something I'd like to clarify Would you mind clarifying what you meant by that? clarify its own role 自らの役割を明確にする （はっきりさせる）
To qualify, you must meet the following criteria They like to qualify for federal funding. 彼らは連邦政府の補助金を受ける資格を得たい automatically qualify for free health care It took me a lot of time and effort to qualify as a doctor but I got there in the end.