Jacqueline Chu is a tea-obsessed, animal-loving, radiologically-fascinated, wanderlust introvert. Dr. Chu’s educational background includes a BA in criminology forensic sciences. This provided her first experiences at looking at bone specimens inside a forensics lab. Her interest in the human body and physiology led her decision to become a chiropractic physician. During her time as a chiropractic student, she was introduced to diagnostic imaging and the rest was history.
Why did you choose to specialize in diagnostic imaging? Why did you choose UWS?
I became fascinated by radiographs and their diagnostic abilities during my early years in the chiropractic program. My interest in them grew as I proceeded through my doctorate as I realized how useful and unique they were. Choosing to come to UWS for the radiology residency was an obvious choice because of everything it has to offer. I am able to gain teaching experience while working closely with a number of highly accomplished radiologists. All while mastering the skill of becoming a diagnostic radiologist.
What do you hope to do after you complete your residency?
After the residency I wish to have my own private reading practice, available to chiropractors as well as others in the health care profession. I would also love to be able to teach continuing education seminars. I believe there is a lot that radiologists can offer to the health care system as a whole and education is always the starting point.
Wild Card: Favorite way to get some stress out from school?
I am a foodie at heart! Luckily for us, there is no shortage of amazing food here in Portland. I love exploring new restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, the works!