Chiropractors go through an immense amount of schooling to receive a “Doctor of Chiropractic” degree (also known as a D.C.).
Their collegiate agenda is as follows:
- Graduate from a four year college.
- Completing at least two years undergraduate study, with a focus on the sciences.
- Four years of Chiropractic Education.
- Take mandatory internships.
- At least 900 hours of work in a Chiropractic Clinic.
- After graduating, pass a written and oral board exams, at national and provincial levels.
A Chiropractor may opt to choose to advance their degree in an area of specialty. These areas include: Chiropractic neurology, radiology, sports medicine, as well as many other fields.
This chart shows the number of hours served under study by Chiropractic students and Medical students.
|Minimum Required Hours|
|Chiropractic Student Hours||Class Description||Medical Student Hours|
|66||Obstetrics And Gynecology||284|
|2,419||Total Hours for Degree||2,047|
A Comparison of Chiropractic Student Versus Medical Residents Hours of Study, http://www.drgrisanti.com/mddc.htm