What Type Of Education Do Chiropractic Physicians Receive?
Government inquiries have affirmed that today’s chiropractic academic training is of equivalent standard to medical training in all preclinical subjects. Chiropractic education includes special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, neurology, orthopedics, pathology, biomechanics, radiology, spinal manipulation, physical therapy techniques, clinical nutrition and natural medicine.
The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and its Commission on Accreditation, as recognized by the US Department of Education, maintain high standards in chiropractic education. Stringent academic standards must be met to become a licensed chiropractic physician. Currently an individual must complete the following four steps in order to become a licensed doctor of chiropractic (DC):
- Complete a four-year bachelor’s of science degree, to include standard “pre-med” prerequisites, at an accredited undergraduate college or university.
- Obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and complete a clinical internship through an accredited four-year chiropractic college program.
- Pass national and state board examinations including The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and other state-required examinations.
- Satisfy any other individual state-specific requirements for licensure.
Continuing postdoctoral education is also required to maintain current licensure and keep abreast of the current scientific literature.
Additional postdoctoral training is also available through various councils and accredited colleges. Postgraduate programs can include the following: Acupuncture, Applied Chiropractic Sciences, Family Practice, Industrial Consulting, Neurology, Nutrition, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ezgur and Dr. Bruene’s postgraduate education includes advanced training in sports & spinal rehabilitation, manual medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, and many other courses of study.
Contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.