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Field Training Program

The Field Training Program (FTP) is a required, off-campus educational experience for students in their last quarter. The FTP is intended to enhance the knowledge of the chiropractic intern beyond what is normally provided in the academic and clinical experience of the standard chiropractic college curriculum, and to better prepare students for the change from the rigors of academic life to those of a private practitioner. Through a mentorship-type relationship with the licensed chiropractor, the intern has an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the everyday management of a private practice.

Objectives
  • To learn office procedures and personnel management through practical field experience;
  • To observe, and at times perform, practical clinical and business management operations;
  • To mentor with successful, prominent doctors of chiropractic;
  • To experience usual and “specialized” chiropractic practices by observing the implementation of usual and special treatment protocols in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics and sports;
  • To provide avenues for access to post-graduate preceptorship and/or associate positions;
  • To provide the College with a setting beyond the campus clinics for a highly practical clinical experience as a preparation program for entry-level professionals;
  • To provide an opportunity for chiropractors in the field to serve the profession and cooperate in the preparation of entry level professionals.

For more information, please contact us at field.training@palmer.edu.

Post-Graduate Preceptorship Program

The Post-Graduate Preceptorship Program is an optional, off-campus clinical education program for qualified new or recent graduates of Palmer College of Chiropractic who are not able to obtain a license to practice chiropractic soon after their graduation. It allows an opportunity for the graduate to gain experience with a Doctor of Chiropractic at their private practice setting while awaiting licensure. Palmer College graduates may participate in this program for a period of up to one year following their graduation or until a state license is obtained, whichever should occur first. Graduates participating in the Post-Graduate Preceptorship Program are not registered/matriculated in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program and therefore are not considered students of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Application and Program Guidelines:

To obtain information on the Post-Graduate Preceptorship Program, please contact:
Gregory J. Snow, D.C., CCSP
Dean of Clinics
Palmer College of Chiropractic
90 E. Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-1617
Phone: (408) 944-6008
Email: gregory.snow@palmer.edu  

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