DOD/VA internship program update
The Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Chiropractic Internship
Program provides senior-level interns from all three Palmer campuses
with an opportunity to work with a staff chiropractor located in a
Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs hospital. The interns gain
valuable insights into how the Doctor of Chiropractic works with health
professionals from other disciplines for the benefit of the patient.
the spring of 2011, Palmer College of Chiropractic established academic
affiliations with three additional Department of Defense facilities in
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and California, bringing affiliations with
Naval facilities to a total of five. Then in August 2011, an academic
affiliation with a Veterans Affairs facility in Augusta, Ga., was
established, bringing the total VA facility affiliations to six. Palmer
students now have opportunities for internships with 11 different sites.
Since the program started in 2007, forty-three students from Palmer’s
three campuses have completed internships in DOD and VA facilities.