Davenport Campus Only

Job Description

The Clinical Teaching Assistant (CTA) Program enhances and reinforces student learning for senior-level student interns through assigned responsibilities within the patient care setting, as defined through a specific job description.


The purpose of the CTA program is twofold: 1) To provide an additional learning opportunity for senior-level students as a capstone experience to their clinical education; 2) To provide assistance to faculty clinicians, Clinic administrators and other interns in clinical and educational activities. 


CTAs will be assigned a limited number of hours to work, up to but not exceeding 10 hours per week.


CTAs approved for work-study funds will be paid at the rate of $12.00 per hour. In lieu of work-study, students have an option to volunteer their time to work as a CTA. 

Certificate of Merit Award

CTAs who successfully fulfill their role will be awarded a Certificate of Merit during the Graduation Awards Convocation.

Eligibility Requirements and Additional Program Information

Current Palmer College of Chiropractic students can access additional information about the CTA Program on the portal under Communities.

Application Time Period

Applications will be accepted from qualified students during the last four weeks of the trimester. The Clinic Capstone Programs Office will announce the application time period. 

Program Administration

• The CTA Program is directed through the Clinic Capstone Programs Office.
• The Financial Planning Office coordinates and approves work-study awards.

If you have any questions about the CTA Program, please contact:

Julie A. Schrad, D.C., M.S., Senior Director of Clinic Administration
Phone (563) 884-5818
Fax (563) 884-5822
E-mail: julie.schrad@palmer.edu 


Sonya Willers Administrative Assistant / Clinic Capstone Programs
Phone (563) 884-5819
Fax (563) 884-5822
E-mail: sonya.willers@palmer.edu 

Mailing address:
Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803-5287 

Contact Us

Davenport, Iowa, Campus
Academic Affairs
(563) 884-5466

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Academic Administration
(408) 944-6021

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Academic Affairs
(386) 763-2760