Brunch and Learn is an opportunity to participate in an interactive presentation. Speakers may be new D.C.s, seasoned D.C.s, or business experts from the community.The time is limited to one class period and is usually offered during the club hour: Tuesday or Friday at Davenport campus; Monday or Friday at Florida campus.

Arrive when you can and leave when you must.


Building a Practice from the Ground Up

Tuesday, March 21

9:20-10:10 a.m., Davenport campus, Business Center Classroom

Brad Bark, D.C. will share his experience of starting a practice immediately after graduation. He will talk about choosing a location, securing financing, designing the build-out, and attracting patients. Dr. Bark is a 2011 graduate of Palmer. His practice is in Muscatine, Iowa.

Case Studies from a VA Hospital

Wednesday, March 22

4-5 p.m., Davenport campus, Business Center Classroom

Dr. Nate Hinkeldey and his intern will discuss a case or two that are not often seen in the typical chiropractic office. Dr. Nate is a chiropractor on staff at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. While a student at Palmer, he interned at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This experience stressed the importance of service and evidenced-based multi-modal care models. He graduated from Palmer College in 2011. Presentation will be live via Skype.

Iowa Club

Wednesday, March 29

4-5 p.m., Davenport campus, Business Center Classroom

Dr. Wes Nyberg will speak. Meet in the Business Center classoom, 4th floor of Campus Center.

Making a Good Match for an Associateship

Tuesday, April 18

9:20-10:10 a.m., Davenport campus, Business Center Classroom

Mark Houk, D.C. will share his experience as a mentor and colleague of many associates. Dr Houk runs a multidisciplinary clinic with two locations. There are several associates in his practice that have been with him for over 10 years. Dr. Houk is a 1980 graduate of Palmer. His practice is in Spokane, Washington. Presentation will be live via Skype.

Practicing in Canada

Tuesday, April 25

9:20-10:10 a.m., Davenport campus, Business Center Classroom

Build your dream practice in Canada. Dr. Shane Kraft from Optimum Wellness Centres wants to help practitioners with no or little business knowledge operate a successful practice by understanding three core principles. 1. Knowing how to focus your business strategy. 2. Creating systems for success. 3. Leveraging the power of 3. You will not only get the passion he shares for building a vision for chiropractic across Canada, you will gain valuable insight to build your dream practice day one.

Associate vs Buying, Starting New vs Renting

Tuesday, May 23

9:20-10:10 a.m., Davenport campus, Business Center Classroom

Dr. Tim Cartwright practiced chiropractic in Michigan for 38 years. More recently, he has been involved in the valuation and sale of practices. Over the years, many doctors have asked him to find an associate for their practice. Dr. Cartwright will be here to talk about all of these things. He is in touch with doctors who have openings for an associate. He knows of practices and properties for sale. Bring your questions. Q & A will be a large part of this event. If you are planning to practice in Michigan or Ohio, you need to hear this talk.

Please Note: Palmer College of Chiropractic does not endorse or recommend any of the products, services or tactics presented at our Vendor Showcase, Brunch and Learn or Business Module events. As with all practice purchases and marketing strategies, we suggest conducting thorough research before determining whether something is right for you and your practice.


Topics in Chiropractic

Date: to be announced

TBA, West campus, Room 117

Check back in January for a new schedule. 

Please Note:Palmer College of Chiropractic does not endorse or recommend any of the products, services or tactics presented at our Vendor Showcase, Brunch and Learn or Business Module events. As with all practice purchases and marketing strategies, we suggest conducting thorough research before determining whether something is right for you and your practice.


Office Etiquette

Monday, January 30

Brush up on your business etiquette before attending the Career Fair on 3/1. Learn about basic business expectations in an office setting: handshakes, name tags, introductions, first impressions, making small talk savvy, remembering names, networking, dining etiquette and today's expectations of corporate mingling, etc.

  • 9:30 a.m., Room 2125 
  • Refreshments Provided, No RSVP Required
  • Speaker: Dr. Shana Deyo, J.D.

Please Note: Palmer College of Chiropractic does not endorse or recommend any of the products, services or tactics presented at our Vendor Showcase, Brunch and Learn or Business Module events. As with all practice purchases and marketing strategies, we suggest conducting thorough research before determining whether something is right for you and your practice.

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