|Have you ever wondered just how much education your chiropractor has? The facts may very well surprise you.
Today, at least six years of highly specialized college training are required to graduate and earn licensure, and chiropractic has gained recognition as a comprehensive, scientifically sound force among the healing arts. Only chiropractic concerns itself with the interrelationship of structure and body functions, and only chiropractic effectively utilizes natural, drugless methods of treatment -- primarily spinal adjustments.
The Doctor of Chiropractic readily acknowledges that the early, formative years of chiropractic education -- like those of medicine -- left much to be desired. But this is true of every science and profession.
Look at these typical basic educational requirements for medical school graduates as compared to those of Doctors of Chiropractic.
Chiropractors must meet stringent educational requirements, including approximately 600 hours of externship, which qualifies them for licensure in all states and Canadian provinces. In many states, they must pass a basic science examination -- the same examination that is given to medical students. They must also pass a rigid chiropractic board examination. And their state probably requires continuing educational seminars for annual license renewal.
If you have friends who are uninformed or misinformed about chiropractic education, why not share this knowledge with them. They, too, may benefit from today’s scientific chiropractic care.
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Other required subjects for Doctors of Chiropractic:
adjusting, manipulation, kinesiology, and other similar basic subjects related to their specialty.
Other required subjects for Doctors of Medicine: pharmacology, immunology, general surgery, and other similar basic subjects related to their specialty.
Grand Total Class Hours
*The class hours for basic science comparisons were compiled and averaged following a review of the curriculum catalogues of 22 medical schools and 11 chiropractic colleges, and updated from the National Health Federation bulletin, October, 1996 and a study made by Dr. George Hanes and printed in “Healthways” in May of 1970.