Going to chiropractic college is essentially a full-time job. Depending on what track you take, 10-tri vs. 12-tri, you could be in as many as 26.5 credit hours or 30 credit hours respectively. This being said, most students like myself opt to not look for a job until they know that they can handle the course load. By tri 3 of 12, I knew I would be able to handle more responsibility, so I decided to apply for a work-study position at the University.
The perk of having a job on campus is that not only do your bosses understand that you are a student first, but they are also great at working around your class schedule. I successfully tutored students for Biochemistry 2, worked at the front desk in Student Services, all while managing to stay on top of my studies.
Now, is this everyone’s ideal situation? Probably not, but I enjoy having another source of income other than the usual stipend every trimester.
On top of that, I am constantly meeting new students by tutoring for a class that is taken during the second trimester, and I get to catch up with older students when they come in to sign up for different events in Student Services.
Working in chiropractic college is not for everyone, but when you have the time management skills, it is most definitely doable!
3.3 Years to a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit, healthcare-focused university located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of the Kansas City metro. Most students earn their Doctor of Chiropractic degree (D.C.) in 3.3 years through a year-round, trimester schedule.
Points of distinction for the CUKC chiropractic degree include:
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