A Chiropractic education requires a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate study
before being accepted into a Chiropractic College. Then an additional 5
"academic years" of post graduate education is required. This can be completed
in 3 1/2 years if a student attends school all year round without any breaks.
Chiropractic Education Compared to Medical Education
Chiropractic classroom hours Medical
Physiology 240 326
Chemistry 165 325
Diagnosis 630 324
Neurology 320 112
Psychiatry 60 144
Orthopedics 210 156
This does not include residency, internships or extra-curricular
studies or specialties of either profession.
Upon completion of all educational requirements and graduation, a Doctor of
Chiropractic must also pass a 5 part
National Board examination to practice in most U.S. states. They may also need
to pass state examinations
depending on where they want to practice.
This comparison chart is based on the review of curriculum catalogues from
eleven chiropractic colleges
medical schools in the United States.
Taken from Chiropractic First by Terry A.
published by The Chiropractic Journal
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