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a message from Dr. Burt

Dr. Burt

For more than 110 years, people have looked to Palmer College for the best in chiropractic—whether as students pursuing a degree in chiropractic or as patients seeking the best in chiropractic care though our alumni or at Palmer’s clinics. Palmer has also generated a lot of interest among organizations within the healthcare profession.

This past year, a group of College administrators had lunch in Davenport with the director of physical medicine for the Iowa division of a major health insurance company. That one-hour appointment grew into an all-afternoon visit and campus tour. Before leaving, the director remarked on how impressed she was with the quality and depth of education our students received. She then added that she intended to initiate greater awareness of chiropractic within her organization.

Being the leader in chiropractic education comes in part, from having so many leaders among our administrators, faculty and staff. I invite you to turn to our “On Site” section to find out about several recent key appointments made at Palmer. Along with these appointments, Palmer also has opened a new office in Washington, D.C., providing us a voice in the nation’s capital.

Another highlight in this issue is the progress being made on the construction of the new Chiropractic Learning Resource Center in Davenport and the upcoming introduction of digital radiology to all three campuses. To learn more about this incredible technology from the person involved in its implementation, read Dr. Ian McLean’s “Spinal Column” on page 19.

Palmer is also an innovator in the area of practice success. This spring, the College is introducing the Palmer Destination Success program with a special day of events on March 31. There’ll be motivational speakers, a Practice Strategies Expo, drawings and entertainment. Check out the ad on the back cover of this magazine for more details on the event.

Palmer’s innovative spirit has been drawing students, along with their spouses, siblings and other loved ones since 1897. You can hear the stories of some of these remarkable families in our features section on page 12.

As we continue to recruit the brightest students, sometimes we manage to recruit a few alumni back to the College along the way. At the West Campus Homecoming last fall, which marked the 25th anniversary of its first graduation, an alumnus commented on how impressed he was with the campus. He also expressed interest in devoting part of his time to teaching in the clinics.

With alumni like that, it’s no wonder that, after more than a century, when people look for the best in chiropractic, they still look to Palmer.

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