Just like any path to a degree, the type of college you attend can have a major impact on how well trained you are. My father, Darrell, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1974, while my sister, Sarah, and I graduated with our Chiropractic degrees from Life Chiropractic College West in 1999 and 2001. Since my father’s time there have been a number of chiropractic colleges that have opened up, and now there are 17 Chiropractic Colleges in the United States, 4 in Great Britain, 2 in Canada, 2 in Australia, 2 in South Africa, 1 in France, Denmark, Brazil, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan.
My experience meeting chiropractors from other schools, as well as patients who have transferred to our office from other countries, has shown me how different a persons experience can be with each Chiropractic graduate. I loved my own college experience at Life Chiropractic College West, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is weighing the options between schools. I felt it gave me a clear understanding of health, a firm base in diagnosis, and the skill set required to care for people in a way that makes people fall in love with Chiropractic.
If you would like to see a directory of available Chiropractic colleges please click here: Chiropractic College Directory.
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Comparisons of the Overall Curriculum Structure for Chiropractic and Medical Schools
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