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DoD/VA Student Rotation Program

Palmer’s Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs (DoD/VA) student rotation opportunities give students the chance to serve our nation’s military members and veterans while gaining valuable clinical experience in a multi-disciplinary environment.

These rotations are available to senior-level students on all Palmer campuses.

What You’ll Do

Palmer students work with staff chiropractors in a Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic, providing care to veterans and military personnel.

You’ll learn how doctors of chiropractic work with medical professionals across many disciplines, for the benefit of the patient. Depending on the location, students may rotate among other departments with the opportunity to observe procedures and interact with medical students and residents.

DoD/VA/Multidisciplinary Affiliates and Residency Sites


Veteran's affairs hospitals

1. Bay Pines VA Medical Center – Bay Pines, FL

2. Black Hills Healthcare System – Ft. Meade, SD

3. Central Iowa Healthcare System – Des Moines, IA

4. Central Iowa Healthcare System – Mason City/Ft. Dodge, IA

5. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System – Temple, TX

6. Charlie Norwood VA – Augusta, GA

7. Chillicothe, OH VA Medical Center – Chillicothe, OH

8. Davenport, IA VA Medical Center – Davenport, IA

9. Dayton, OH VA Medical Center – Dayton, OH

10. Erie VA Medical Center – Erie, PA

11. Fargo, ND VA – Fargo, ND

12. Great Lakes Health Care System – Tomah, WI

13. George E. Wahlen Dept. of VA Med. Ctr. – Salt Lake City, UT

14. Iowa City VA Healthcare System – Iowa City, IA

15. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center – Mountain Home, TN

16. John J. Pershing VA – Poplar Bluff, MO

17. Jesse Brown VA Medical Center – Chicago, IL

18. Las Vegas, NV VA – Las Vegas, NV

19. Little Rock, AR VA – Little Rock, AR

20. Lee County Healthcare Center – Cape Coral, FL

21. Mann Grandstaff VA – Spokane, WA

22. Martinsburg VA Medical Center – Martinsburg, VA

23. Miami VA Medical Center – Miami, FL

24. Orlando VA Medical Center – Orlando, FL

25. Orlando VA Medical Center – Daytona, Florida

26. Northern CA Health Care System – Martinez, CA

27. Northern CA Health Care System – Redding, CA

28. Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center – Indianapolis, IN

29. Palo Alto Health Care System – Monterey, CA

30. Palo Alto Health Care System – Palo Alto, CA

31. Palo Alto Health Care System – San Jose, CA

32. Palo Alto Health Care System – Stockton, CA

33. VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) – Pittsburgh, PA

34. Sacramento VA Medical Center – Mather, CA

35. Salisbury, NC VA Medical Center – Salisbury, NC

36. Sioux Falls, SD VA Medical Center – Sioux Falls, SD

37. Syracuse, NY VA Medical Center – Syracuse, NY

38. St. Louis VA Medical Center – St. Louis, MO

39. Tennessee Valley VA Hospitals – Chattanooga, TN

40. Tennessee Valley VA Hospitals – Clarksville, TN

41. Tennessee Valley VA Hospitals – Gallatin, TN

42. Tennessee Valley VA Hospitals – Murfreesboro, TN

43. Tennessee Valley VA Hospitals – Nashville, TN

44. Tuscaloosa, AL VA Medical Center – Tuscaloosa, AL


1. Cherry Point Naval Health Clinic - Cherry Point, NC

2. Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital – Ft. Belvoir, VA

3. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Bethesda, MD


1. Bigfork Valley Community Hospital – Bigfork, MN

2. Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Medical School

3. Premise Health (PG&E Health) -San Francisco, CA

4. Clearway Pain Solutions, Pensacola, FL

Contact Us

Jennifer Steward, M.B.A.
Director of Clinical Co-Curricular Programs
Phone: 563-884-5818
Fax: 563-884-5822

Mailing address:
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Capstone Programs
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803-5287

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