An Optional, Off-Campus Clinical Education Program

If you have completed the Palmer Doctor of Chiropractic degree program and will not be able to obtain licensure soon after graduation, consider this program. The Post-Graduate Preceptor Program allows you to gain experience with a licensed D.C. in their private practice. Gain valuable insight into the everyday management of a practice.

  • Palmer graduates may participate in the program for up to one year following graduation or until a state license is attained. The length of time allowed may vary depending on state regulations.
  • Palmer College does not consider you a student while enrolled in this program.
  • Depending on the location of the preceptorship and its state regulations, you may perform a variety of patient care procedures under the direct supervision of the licensed chiropractor.
  • Due to state regulations, this opportunity is not available in all states.

Terms to Know

  • The word “preceptor,” in reference to this program, means the licensed chiropractor.
  • The words “graduate” and “intern,” in reference to this program, means a new or recent unlicensed graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
  • The word “resident” is another term for the word “intern."
  • “Direct supervision” means that the preceptor must be on the same premises as the intern when the intern is performing any patient care procedure. This definition may vary by state jurisdiction.

Application and Handbook

Program Objectives

  • To provide new, unlicensed graduates an opportunity to practice chiropractic during the period between graduation and obtaining a license to practice chiropractic
  • To provide an opportunity for chiropractors in the field to serve the profession and cooperate in the preparation of entry level professionals
  • To provide an avenue of communication between Palmer College of Chiropractic and chiropractors in the field
  • To provide graduates with extended clinical experiences that will enable them to gain a more complete understanding and development of their clinical skills
  • To provide graduates with a practical experience upon which to plan and build their private chiropractic practice in the future
  • To provide graduates with a professional setting in which to practice the knowledge and skills they have attained during their pre-graduation course and clinical work
  • To provide graduates with opportunities to discover their professional strengths and weaknesses.
Contact

To obtain information on the Post-Graduate Preceptor Program, please contact:

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

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

Application and Program Guidelines

Contact

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
(408) 944-6008

Terms to Know

  • The word “preceptor,” in reference to this program, means the licensed chiropractor.
  • The words “graduate” and “intern,” in reference to this program, means a new or recent unlicensed graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
  • The word “resident” is another term for the word “intern."
  • “Direct supervision” means that the preceptor must be on the same premises as the intern when the intern is performing any patient care procedure. This definition may vary by state jurisdiction.

Application and Handbook

Program Objectives

  • To provide new, unlicensed graduates an opportunity to practice chiropractic during the period between graduation and obtaining a license to practice chiropractic.
  • To provide an opportunity for chiropractors in the field to serve the profession and cooperate in the preparation of entry level professionals.
  • To provide an avenue of communication between Palmer College of Chiropractic and chiropractors in the field.
  • To provide graduates with extended clinical experiences that will enable them to gain a more complete understanding and development of their clinical skills.
  • To provide graduates with a practical experience upon which to plan and build their private chiropractic practice in the future.
  • To provide graduates with a professional setting in which to practice the knowledge and skills they have attained during their pre-graduation course and clinical work.
  • To provide graduates with opportunities to discover their professional strengths and weaknesses.
Contact

To obtain information on the Post-Graduate Preceptor Program, please contact:

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

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

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