Preceptorships

This program is for students on the Davenport and Florida campuses.

The Intern Preceptorship Program is an optional, off-campus educational experience for students in their last trimester or quarter who attend our Davenport or Florida campuses. During the preceptorship, you’ll work with a licensed chiropractor who serves as your mentor.

Objectives

  • Learn office procedures and how to manage a staff.
  • Observe, and at times perform, clinical and business management operations.
  • Gain lifelong mentoring with a successful, prominent doctor of chiropractic.
  • Experience usual and “specialized” treatment protocols such as pediatrics, geriatrics and sports.
  • Create an opportunity for a post-graduate preceptorship and/or associate position.
  • Prepare to become a practicing professional by gaining highly practical clinical experience.

Please note that the Intern Preceptorship Program is an educational program, not an employment program. Neither the preceptor field doctor nor the intern should view involvement in the program as an employment situation, and the preceptor should not be dependent upon the intern for office coverage.

What will you do?

  • Build upon your academic and clinical experience.
  • Gain patient care experience.
  • Learn how to manage a private practice.

The location of your field training impacts what type of work you may do. An ideal experience would allow you to perform chiropractic adjustments, examinations and X-rays. State regulations may limit your responsibilities to those performed by a chiropractic assistant or observation only.

Important documents

Contact information

Interested in learning more about preceptorships? Please contact one of the individuals below.

Davenport campus

Julie A. Schrad, D.C., M.S.
Senior Director of Clinic Administration
Phone: (563) 884-5818
Fax: (563) 884-5822
Email: julie.schrad@palmer.edu

Sonya Willers
Administrative Assistant /Clinic Capstone Programs
Phone: (563) 884-5819
Fax: (563) 884-5822
Email: sonya.willers@palmer.edu

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

Florida campus

Leah Andracke, MBA
Clinic Business Director
Phone: (386) 763-2616
Fax: (386) 763-2629
Email: Leah.Andracke@palmer.edu

Miriam Gutierrez
Preceptorship Coordinator
Phone: (386) 763-2687
Fax: (386) 763-2629
Email: miriam.gutierrez@palmer.edu

Mailing address:
Palmer Chiropractic Clinic
4705 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Port Orange, FL 32129

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