Four #GallupPalmer take-aways for prospective students
1. It’s an exciting time. The timing is perfect
for students who’re thinking about becoming
chiropractors. With chiropractic employment on
the rise (15 percent from 2012 to 2022, as reported
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and
nearly seven in 10 American adults believing chiropractors
effectively treat neck and back pain,
chiropractors have an optimistic outlook.
2. Patients have questions. Is it safe? Can
I afford it? Does my insurance cover it? Being able to
correctly address these concerns will restore patients’
trust and build positive doctor-patient relationships.
A chiropractic education that focuses on
the latest in health-care reform, insurance and
billing—as well as technique instruction and
hands-on clinical coursework—will equip the
future chiropractor with the appropriate tools
needed to answer these questions.
3. Know your value & communicate
Consider Palmer’s significance for the profession
and be proud of
your education. Some
Americans are uninformed
much training chiropractors
to other doctors.
Doctors of chiropractic
that of medical doctors
and doctors of
osteopathy. Future Palmer chiropractors are exposed
to numerous hands-on clinical opportunities that
allow students to personalize their scope of practice
and become specialists in that area and/or technique.
Opportunities range from Palmer’s nationally recognized
Sports Council Program, VA/DoD internships
and hundreds of vetted, field-training positions.
4. Talk dollars and cents. Patients have
concerns about affordability and need clarification.
According to the Gallup-Palmer report, nearly half
of all adults who’ve seen a chiropractor in the last
five years say they would go more often if it cost
less. Nearly half don’t know whether their insurance
covers it. Prospective students need to be
comfortable talking about affordability. Fortunately,
for Palmer students, the last year of their
education is spent in Palmer’s clinic system, which
gives them hands-on,
working in the
largest clinic system in
under the supervision
of a licensed chiropractor.
chiropractors for the
reality of running a
patient questions about insurance and billing, listening
to their patients and treating them effectively.
Palmer College is committed to the success of its
students and graduates. By partnering with Gallup
to produce this first-ever nationally representative,
annual survey, Palmer is able to gain a better understanding
of the patient’s point of view and potential
barriers to care. These findings will better
prepare students for a successful career as doctors