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Chiropractic Clinic Experience for Interns

Intern being pinned before going into clinic.

Intern being pinned before going into clinic.

Experience is everything, and at Sherman, you will get a lot of it. During your last two years here, you’ll serve as a chiropractic intern in our on-campus Chiropractic Health Center, where you’ll fully engage in all aspects of patient care, developing your chiropractic and business management skills through practical, hands-on experience.

As an intern, you’ll train and provide care using the most advanced techniques, state-of-the-art analytical and adjusting equipment and the latest research data. You’ll experience what it means to impact the health and well-being of children, athletes, the elderly, and entire families through chiropractic care. And you’ll gain a deep appreciation for how profoundly chiropractic care can impact people’s health.

During your last five quarters as a chiropractic intern, you will be fully immersed in all aspects of patient care in order to develop essential clinical competency, prepare for licensing exams and learn how to be a competent, compassionate, ethical and successful doctor of chiropractic.

Together, with licensed chiropractic faculty, you will be responsible for:

Patient files

Patient files

  • Taking and recording thorough patient histories
  • Conducting patient examinations
  • Ordering and analyzing digital x-rays when appropriate
  • Educating patients about good health practices and how regular chiropractic care benefits overall health
  • Analyzing patient findings, developing diagnoses and creating appropriate care plans
  • Providing chiropractic adjustments
  • Participating in community outreach events
  • Improving your communication and practice-building skills
  • Entrance & Exit Exams

You’ll have the opportunity to gain even more practical experience and professional knowledge through three of our specialized internship and student-mentor programs at the Health Center:

  • ACE (Academy of Chiropractic Excellence)
  • PEIP (Patient Education Intern Program)
  • XRI (X-ray Intern)
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