education

HOW WELL EDUCATED IS YOUR CHIROPRACTOR?

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 a license, 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 nature, drug less 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 the typical basic educational requirements listed below for medical school graduates compared to those for Doctor of Chiropractic.

The chiropractor must meet stringent education requirements, including approximately 600 hours of externship which qualify him for licensure in all states and Canadian provinces. In many states, he must pass a basic science examination--the same examination that is given to medical students. He must also pass a rigid chiropractic board examination. In Washington state Chiropractors must take 25 hours per year of continuing education to maintain their license.

If you have friends who are uninformed or misinformed about chiropractic education, why not share this knowledge with them. They too, may benefit from todays scientific chiropractic care.

MEDICAL      

(CLASS HOURS)

SUBJECT

CHIROPRACTIC

(CLASS HOURS)

508

326

401

325

114

324

112

148

144

198

 

156

ANATOMY

PHYSIOLOGY

PATHOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

BACTERIOLOGY

DIAGNOSIS

NEUROLOGY

RADIOLOGY

PSYCHIATRY

OBSTETRICS &

GYNECOLOGY

ORTHOPEDICS

520

420

205

300

130

420

320

217

65

65

 

225

2,756

TOTAL HOURS

2,887

Other required subjects for the DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC: adjusting, manipulation, kinesiology, and other similar basic subjects related to his specialty.

Other required subjects for the DOCTOR OF MEDICINE: pharmacology, immunology, general surgery, and other similar basic subjects related to his specialty.

  4,248  

GRAND TOTAL CLASS HOURS

   4,485 

The above class hours were compiled following a review of the curriculum catalogs of 22 medical schools and 11 chiropractic colleges and updated from the National Health Federation bulletin and other publications; statistics.