One of the most exciting experiences you’ll have after deciding to become a chiropractor is when you begin applying the knowledge you’ve learned.
After the mid-point of the chiropractic program, you’ll find yourself advancing to the student clinic. There, you’ll enter the world of chiropractic internships, practicing diagnostic and treatment skills while being guided by faculty who are licensed chiropractors. The result of this “hands-on” experience? It’ll accelerate and re-affirm your desire to become a chiropractor!
How Student Clinic Helps You Become a Chiropractor
Those treated in the student clinic will be other students, plus parents, spouses, and children of other chiropractic students. The interactions you’ll have will mirror a chiropractor-patient relationship as closely as possible.
Each chiropractic intern in the student clinic is assigned a clinician – a licensed chiropractor – who will evaluate all aspects of each student’s approach to care plus approve the recommended treatment plan.
It’s this broad exposure to chiropractic care in the student clinic that will motivate you for the remainder of your chiropractic education.
Maximizing Your Student Clinic Experience
Remember, your time in the student clinic prepares you for working as an intern with patients in an on-campus public clinic or perhaps completing an internship at an established chiropractic practice.
Want to get a head start? Check out these recommendations from students who’ve been through the student clinic experience:
Chiropractic Internships at CUKC
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit, healthcare focused-university located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Since 1922, the University’s College of Chiropractic has been a national leader for those who want to become a chiropractor.
CUKC is the first U.S. chiropractic college to have two Force Sensing Tables in the adjusting laboratory on campus, which is helping students to gain chiropractic adjustment skills and confidence. More than one of every 10 chiropractors is a Cleveland graduate.
Students in the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree program at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) begin their studies with classroom and lab instruction, then move into chiropractic internships. First comes a student clinic setting, then students advance to CUKC’s open-to-the-public Chiropractic Health Center.
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