At many of the events
we host throughout the
year, you will hear us
comment that the College
is focused on three key
things: student learning,
the patients we serve
and the research that
supports them both.
Yet as you read this issue of Insights, you’ll soon realize that
our focus is more comprehensive than just those three key
components. Yes, we are very concerned about the quality of
our educational program, but we are just as concerned about
helping our alumni in meaningful ways.
We would all agree that it is difficult to keep pace with the
changes in today’s healthcare world. That is why Palmer is
being proactive in a whole host of ways that meet the needs
of our students as well as our alumni. You’ll discover how
Palmer is leading the way in integrating evidence-based clinical
practice into the Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum when you
read this issue’s cover story. This article helps explain what
evidence-based clinical practice really means, and how we’re
integrating it into the Palmer curriculum to educate the next
generation of chiropractors and strengthen the profession as
You’ll also read about the Palmer CareerNetwork. This new
initiative helps alumni connect with Palmer in meaningful
ways that also have an impact on your practices as well as
our students. Read about this exciting new online connection
on page 5. I hope once you read it, you’ll be motivated to join
the Palmer CareerNetwork as a student mentor or to take
advantage of the many online career services it offers.
Not only are we reaching out to our students and alumni with
new and innovative programs, but our alumni are connecting
back to the College through the creation of programs like the
Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust established by the Palmer
Rugby Alumni Association. The Palmer CareerNetwork and
the Dr. David D. Palmer Athletic Trust are just a few examples
of how Palmer and our alumni are working together to enhance
the educational experience for our students—the next generation
to move chiropractic forward.
If you’re wondering when one of us will be coming to a state
association meeting in your area, check out the next issue of
Palmer Highlights or go to the travel calendar at https://portal.
palmer.edu and click on “Travel Calendar” on the right.
I hope as you read this issue of Insights you will get a sense
that the College and our alumni are making a real difference
in today’s world of health care. Enjoy the read, and thank you
for all of the things you do for Palmer and chiropractic.