Gain Real-World Experience
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
Develop Your Chiropractic Technique
Palmer College provides a number of ways for you to get clinical experience with the help of supervising faculty.
- Campus health center for you and your family
- Campus outpatient clinics
- Community outreach clinics
Get On-the-Job Training
Palmer College provides preceptorship and internship programs, as well as other specialized programs in sports, pediatrics and other fields.
Clinic Abroad Program – All Campuses – senior-level students and faculty travel to domestic and international locations for a short-term opportunity to help populations with little or no access to health care.
Clinical Teaching Assistant – Davenport, Iowa, Campus – senior-level students thinking about a career in academia or research have an opportunity to work up to 10 hours per week.
Field Training Program – San Jose, Calif., Campus – required for students in their last quarter, this intensive internship program places you with a practicing doctor.
Intern Preceptor Program – Davenport, Iowa, and Port Orange, Fla., campuses – for students in their last quarter or trimester, this intensive internships program places you with a practicing doctor.
Military Healthcare Internships – All Campuses – work alongside a practicing doctor in a Veterans Health Administration or military hospital setting.
Post-graduate Residencies – Davenport, Iowa, Campus – a three-year post-graduate program leading to diplomate status.
Sports Council – All Campuses – train in off- and on-field settings with local athletes.