Field Training Program and Post-Graduate Program

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Field Training Program

The Field Training Program (FTP) is an 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.


  • 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 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.

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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:

Jennifer Steward, M.B.A.
Director of Clinical Co-Curricular Programs
Phone 563-884-5819
Fax 563-884-5822

Sonya Mohr
Administrative Assistant/Clinic Capstone Programs
Phone: 563-884-5819
Fax: 563-884-5822

Mailing address:
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Clinic Capstone Programs
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803-5287

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Advancement Office
800-722-2586, Ext. 3

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