Thanks for the kind words. In exchange I offer you this:
NEVER blindly accept what they teach you at university. Sure, if it's some well-established FACT, like 'the cranium sits atop the cervical spine', i.e. you can see it for yourself and verify its accuracy, then that's OK.
But anything more complicated/less obvious should be met with an open, enquiring mind.
Example: I was sat in a general diagnosis lecture when I heard "Steroids cause primary liver cancer" from the lecturer.
I went up to him afterwards... "So if steroids - and it would be ORAL steroids, since injectables do not affect the liver that way - cause primary liver cancer, why, after trawling thorough pubmed for over 2 hours last night, could I not find one single case, let alone a cohort study?"
He basically avoided the question, mumbling about hos primary liver cancer was very rare. Even so, we now have a group of around 90 chiro students (now actual chiros, most of them) who firmly believe that steroids (all of them) cause primary liver cancer. Just another years' cohort of 'health professionals' who will likely demonise a thing they don't understand.
But that's not really the point. I too am guilty of all sorts of blind following of incorrect information. We all are and will be until we die, but as long as we appreciate that, it gives us a level of awareness that we need to question the world around us, because sacred cows and private agendas are rife and only the thinking man may seek to undo or right some of these 'wrongs'.
BUT, learn to pick your battles too. There's no point trying to find out the 'truth' ALL the time. Only those things/areas which are important to you, need to be seen in a clear light.
I can probably sum all this up in one line:
Maintain a healthy skepticism, but do not let that skepticism poison you to the world around you; it's not a bad place
Good luck with your studies!