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What about Chiropractic Education?


Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) are licensed in all 50 states.  DCs have been licensed and recognized for many decades in all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Today's doctors of chiropractic must have at least six years of highly specialized college training. They must pass rigid state board examinations, and in many states continuing education seminars must be completed for annual license renewal. Through these measures, modern chiropractic has achieved recognition as a comprehensive, scientifically sound force among the health professions.

Chiropractic education comparable to Medical and Osteopathic education. Required courses of study for a chiropractic doctorate include anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry, bacteriology, diagnosis, neurology, X-ray, psychiatry, obstetrics, as well as specialized chiropractic courses. Because of this intense education, today's chiropractor is qualified and capable of relieving a wider range of ailments, pain and suffering than ever before. Included here is a comparison of basic educational requirements for medical school graduates and doctors of chiropractic.
Chiropractic education assigns more hours of study to diagnostic X-ray than does medical education. Following a period of study in the safe use and effects of X-ray, the candidate for chiropractic licensure is given a separate examination in the use and effects of X-ray.

This information may be valuable to others who are misinformed about the nature of chiropractic education today. If you know someone who could benefit from a better understanding of modern chiropractic, why not share it with them?

Medical Class Hours (Minimum)
Subject
(In Classroom hours)
Chiropractic Class Hours (Minimum)
508
Anatomy
540
326
Physiology
240
401
Pathology
360
325
Chemistry
165
114
Microbiology
120
324
Diagnosis
324
112
Neurology
320
148
X-ray
360
144
Psychiatry
60
148
Obstetrics
60
156
Orthopedics
210
2,706
TOTAL HOURS
3,065
Pharmacology, Immunology,
General Surgery
Other Required Subjects
Spinal Adjustment, Manipulation, Advanced Radiology
4,248
GRAND TOTAL HOURS
4,485
 

 
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