As a student, your training will be hands-on from the very beginning. Because you practice the physical aspects of the art of chiropractic in the first year of study, you also adjust earlier – giving you a competitive edge.
Palmer College provides a number of ways for you to get clinical experience with the help of supervising faculty.
- Campus Health Center for students (entry to the clinic system)
- Campus outpatient clinics (general public)
- Community outreach clinics (underserved patients)
Palmer also provides preceptorship and internship programs, as well as other specialized programs in sports, pediatrics and other fields to give you hands-on training:
Field Training Program – required for students in their last quarter on the West campus, this intensive internship program places you with a practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Intern Preceptor Program – for students in their last quarter or trimester on the Davenport or Florida campuses, this intensive internships program places you with a practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Sports Council – train in off- and on-field settings with local athletes.
DoD/VA Student Rotation Program – work alongside a practicing doctor of chiropractic in a Veterans Health Administration or military hospital setting.
Clinical Teaching Assistant – Senior-level students thinking about a career in academia or research have an opportunity to work up to 10 hours per week on the Davenport campus.