As part of its mission to educate and develop leaders in health promotion, the Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) College of Chiropractic has established another new educational partnership with an outside entity. The University was recently notified that the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan., has been approved as a preceptorship location for CUKC.
This will be the second VA hospital in the region to become a preceptorship facility for CUKC. The University already has the program in place with the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The addition of a site in Leavenworth means that more students will be able to give back to those who served their country while they participate in a next level educational experience.
A preceptorship is a structured learning opportunity for students in the final stage of the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree program. Similar to an apprenticeship, a preceptorship expands and enhances the clinical portion of the educational program by partnering a student with a practicing D.C. of their choice, to serve as a preceptor (instructor).
This unique, educational experience frequently takes place in a private practice setting for a predetermined time. The student interns are able to provide chiropractic care for patients under the supervision of that licensed practitioner while also learning about the various elements of operating a practice.
CUKC interns selected for the highly sought after VA preceptorships treat patients under the supervision of a licensed, VA staff chiropractor. Since those sites are medical centers, the interns offer care to patients in a multidisciplinary healthcare environment.
While participating in the preceptor program at the VA, some student interns discover they have a desire to work full time for the VA after they graduate from CUKC.
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