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Typical academic training and clinical internships required to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree include:

 

  • ·        At least four years of professional study at an accredited chiropractic college
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  • ·     More than 2,000 classroom hours of biological and clinical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, nutrition, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and other sciences

 

  • ·        More than 1,000 classroom hours of chiropractic sciences such as biomechanics, spinal analysis, manipulation, and diagnotic imaging and interpretation

 

  • ·        At least 900 hours of clinical practice in all aspects of patient care

 

 

In fact, a comparison of basic educational requirements for graduates of both chiropractic school and medical school shows the following:

   

Chiropractic

Hours*

(Minimum)

 

Subject

Medical

Hours*

(Minimum)

532

213

269

108

118

429

194

306

47

41

90

2347

Anatomy/Embryology

Physiology

Pathology**

Chemistry

Microbiology

Diagnosis***

Neurology

X-ray

Psychology/Psychiatry

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Orthopedics

Total Hours

 

321

118

174

100

103

229

145

104

244

380

380

1918

 

*The class hours for basic science comparison were compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of chiropractic and medical schools based on the 1998 Curriculum Directory, published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

**Includes Geriatrics and Pediatrics

***Includes E.E.N.T. and Dermatology

 

 

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