I’m always asked if Chiropractors are REAL doctors. Below is the comparison of training that we go through.
- Chiropractors go through an immense amount of schooling to receive a “Doctor of Chiropractic” degree (also known as a D.C.). Their collegiate agenda is as follows:
- Graduate from a four year college.
- Completing at least two years undergraduate study, with a focus on the sciences.
- Four years of Chiropractic Education.
- Take mandatory internships.
- At least 900 hours of work in a Chiropractic Clinic.
- After graduating, pass written and oral board exams, at national and state levels.
A Chiropractor may opt to choose to advance their degree in an area of specialty.
These areas include: Chiropractic neurology, radiology, sports medicine, as well as many other fields.
|4,485||Total Class Hours||4,248|
NOTE: Adapted from: Chapman-Smith, D. The Chiropractic Profession. NCMIC Group Inc. 2000.