The Post-Graduate Preceptor 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 Preceptor Program are not registered/matriculated in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program and therefore are not considered students of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Through a mentorship-type relationship with the licensed chiropractor, the graduate has an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the everyday management of a private practice. Depending on the location of the preceptorship, graduates 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.