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Helping students connect with state associations

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Palmer’s Alumni Office has developed the Student 2 State Association Program to help students connect with the state associations where they plan to practice. The initial goal is to connect with the top-five referring states to Palmer’s Davenport campus: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

The Davenport campus has hosted groups from the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association. The Iowa Chiropractic Society often visits the Davenport campus and is supportive of this program. The San Jose campus has hosted a group from the Washington State Chiropractic Association.

Each visit includes a campus tour, lunch with administrators, faculty and student leaders, and a Q&A session with students interested in practicing in that state.

“Several state association executives came to us and asked how they could help us better orient our students to practice in their states,” says Executive Director of Alumni Mickey Burt, D.C. “That was the catalyst for this new program. Each state has its own unique culture, and that’s where these relationships can help our students become more successful in practice.”

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