Strengthening Chiropractic

Advancing Knowledge

Melissa Hoar, D.C., on skeleton sled

Two Olympic athletes graduated from Palmer's San Jose campus as valedictorian (Syl Corbett) and salutatorian (Melissa Hoar) during the winter Quarter 2015 commencement.

A March 2015 MarketWatch survey showed chiropractic as the No. 1 profession for job security of the top 10 most secure jobs. A story about the survey findings on Quad-Cities station WQAD-TV featured interviews with Palmer administrators and students.

Dr. Goertz speaking from podium

Palmer's Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., took the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to task after they issued a misleading statement on stroke risk from neck manipulation. In her homecoming presentation the day after the statement's release, Dr. Goertz asserted the statement's implication of a causal relationship between chiropractic manipulative therapy and stroke isn't substantiated by the best research available.

Palmer 15-year alumni survey, 2014 85% would pick health care again; 78% would pick chiropractic again; 77% would pick Palmer again; 91% consider themselves "successful"; 92% work fewer than 50 hours per week.
Quad Cities Chamber logo

The Quad Cities Chamber partnered with Market Street Services, Inc., to conduct focus-group research and an online survey with Quad-Cities business leaders and residents in the spring of 2015.

One of the questions in the online survey asked respondents to rate the quality of colleges and universities in the Quad Cities . Palmer College of Chiropractic received the second-highest rating of all area colleges with 48.1% of respondents (the highest was 48.3%) rating Palmer as "excellent" and 34% rating Palmer as "above average." More information can be found in the Quad Cities Chamber's Executive Summary: Competitive Assessment – Quad Cities Regional Vision Strategy.

Publications graphs Palmer College employee publications: 2012-13, 38; 2013-14, 48; 2014-15, 32. Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research: 2012-13, 16; 2013-14, 29; 2014-15, 36.

Continuing Palmer's reputation for having the most-published faculty in the profession, San Jose Dean of Academic Affairs Thomas Souza, D.C., DACBSP, published the fifth edition of "Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor," in September 2014 (Jones and Bartlett Publishing). The textbook has sold more than 30,000 copies since its debut in 1997 and is currently a required text at most chiropractic colleges.