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'What inspired me to become a chiropractor'
“When I was an infant suffering from severe asthma, doctors told my parents there was nothing more they could do. They gave me one month to live. My parents took me to a chiropractor. Within a week, the asthma was gone. I now dedicate myself to helping others through chiropractic.”— Donald J. Baune, D.C., Palmer College class of 1979
Top Five Reasons to Choose Palmer College of Chiropractic
1. You’re going to be successful
Chiropractic began at Palmer. You’ll begin your journey at the home of the most vigorous chiropractic education program in the world. We prepare our students for success
by using the latest technology, current research and modern business practices.Fact:
Palmer College is home to the largest chiropractic research program in the world. Our students have access to the latest research studies from the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research
2. Hands-on experience and learning
You’ll gain the knowledge and skills from a wide-range of real-world, hands-on learning experiences. Whether in the classroom, through our Sports Council program or Clinic Abroad, our students feel confident working directly with patients because of their integrated experience.
Fact: Palmer students are able to gain hands-on experience through a variety of programs,
3. You'll receive individual attention
At Palmer we have small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1 or lower. That means Palmer faculty and fellow colleagues know you by name rather than a face in a crowded lecture hall. From your very first day, you’ll feel a sense of family and community that will only grow and strengthen as you go through the program.
4. Palmer faculty: Chances are, they wrote the book (literally)
You’ll learn from some of the most accomplished and skilled teachers, researchers and clinicians in chiropractic today. Many of our faculty wrote the chiropractic textbooks used at Palmer and other chiropractic colleges, while others have had numerous papers published in prestigious professional journals.
Fact: The textbook, Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractor, has been used by every chiropractic college around the globe for nearly two decades. It was written by Dr. Thomas Souza, Palmer faculty member and dean of academic affairs at our San Jose, Calif., Campus.
Hear from Dr. Souza on what to expect during your time at Palmer.
5. You'll have an excellent job outlook
You’ll be prepared for success. Along with the best chiropractic education in the world, the Palmer Center for Business Development provides you the most comprehensive business-education curriculum offered by any chiropractic college today.
Fact: Employment for chiropractors is expected to rise by 15 percent by 2020 – much more quickly than for other professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13.