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San Jose Campus alumna achieves 'ultimate' role as pro team doctor

3/14/2014 (Archived)

Dr. Molica Anderson, San Jose Campus gradWhen San Jose Campus alumna Molica Anderson, D.C. (’13), graduated from Palmer’s San Jose Campus last March, her ultimate goal was to work with a professional sports team. Dr. Anderson achieved her goal shortly after graduating and is now completing her second season as the team trainer for the San Francisco Dogfish of the Major League Ultimate (MLU) professional Frisbee. The league debuted in 2012 and includes franchises in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

The Dogfish, who play their games at Boxer Stadium (located within Balboa Park in San Francisco) kept Dr. Anderson quite busy during their debut season. She attends all team practices and games, and in their debut season, the Dogfish won the Western Conference and reached the MLU Championship Game. 

Dr. Anderson, who maintains her primary practice at Marin Chiropractic and Sports Care, also served as the team physician for the San Francisco open club team Revolver, and will be traveling to Italy this summer with the national-champion Revolver squad for the World Ultimate Club Championships.

Dr. Molica Anderson working with the Dogfish team“Working with the Dogfish is a dream–it’s a professional team full of great people and motivated athletes,” said Dr. Anderson, who was a member of the ultimate Frisbee team at University of California-San Diego where she earned her B.S. (biology/biological sciences). “My Palmer experience was awesome in so many ways. The friendships, the quality of the education, and special programs, such as the VA internship, that provided me, and fellow students, to become skilled doctors, and to achieve our goals – which, for me, was to work with a professional sports team!”

Dr. Anderson will be speaking at the San Jose Campus Homecoming during the sports-chiropractic panel session,“The Impact of Sports Chiropractic: Experiences and Lessons Learned” on Saturday, May 3, 8-9:30 a.m. For additional information about Palmer’s San Jose Campus Homecoming 2014 program: www.palmer.edu/homecoming.