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Chiropractic Medicine

Description

Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

American Chiropractic Association
Chiropractic Articles
Chiropractic as a Career
The Chiropractic Journal
Chiropractic Medicine Books and Articles Online
Chiropractic Medicine Career Overview
Chiropractic Quick Facts
The Chiropractic Resource Organization
Chiropractor Career Guide
Chiropractor Career Overview
Chiropractor Interview
Chiropractor Occupational Outlook
ChiroWeb Online Student Information
Cleveland Chiropractic College Cleveland University-Kansas City Discovery Day Open House, March 27 and July 10, 2015
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
International Chiropractors Association
National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, February 25-28, 2015
National University of Health Sciences (Illinois campus) Student for a Day Information Session for Students Interested in Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Program
New York Chiropractic College Open House, June 6 and October 3, 2015
What Is Chiropractic?
World Chiropractic Alliance
Your Career in Chiropractic (pdf)

Degree

D.C.

Program Length

4-5 years

Professional Schools' Organization

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Council on Chiropractic Education
Chiropractic Colleges
Chiropractic Colleges Graduate School Programs

Application Service

Contact individual schools.

Academic Admission Requirements

90 semester hours of undergraduate courses, including English (6 h), Psychology (3 h), Social Sciences or Humanities (15 h), Biological Sciences (6 h), Chemistry (12 h), and Physics and related studies (6 h). An overall GPA of at least 2.5 is normally required.
Prerequisites

Admission Exam

None

Personal Attributes & Experiences

Attributes of successful chiropractic students include the desire and patience to meet the needs of the sick, a rational thought process, a commitment to academic rigor, self-confidence, motivation and enthusiasm for the profession.

Recommendation Letters

Individual letters, at least one of which is from a practicing DC.