Evaluation of Clinical Proficiency

Student development of clinical competencies is assessed throughout the classroom and clinical programs. All interns, upon completion of the clinical program, must demonstrate proficiency in those competencies consistent with the college’s Expected-Educational-Results and the clinical competencies detailed by the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Clinic Entrance Exam

New Intern

Intern Evaluation

Assuring competence is vital, so students must pass practical exams both to enter the clinic and to graduate. The tests are modeled on the NBCE Part IV practical exams to maintain standards

Interim Clinical Evaluation

Intern checking patient's neck with case doctor.

Intern checking patient’s neck with case doctor.

In addition to evaluation during the Clinic Entrance Exam and the Clinical Proficiency Examination, licensed clinical faculty members evaluate student interns on an on-going basis throughout quarters 9-14. Interns are evaluated on record keeping, patient management, patient examination, diagnosis, communication and spinal adjusting skills.

The intern must perform not only clinical procedures, but also integrate and assess critical patient information in order to determine accurate diagnoses and patient management relative to a variety of patient presentations.

Clinical Proficiency Exam

Clinical Proficiency Exam

Clinical Proficiency Exam

During the thirteenth quarter, interns enrolled in Clinic IV must take the Clinical Proficiency Examination (Exit Exam). The Exit Exam is administered mainly in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) format with some written assessments and is designed to assess the intern’s overall clinical competency necessary for licensure and to begin the practice of chiropractic.

The exam is modeled after the NBCE Part IV examination. It requires the intern to not only perform clinical procedures, but also to integrate and assess critical patient information in order to determine accurate diagnoses and patient management relative to a variety of patient presentations. Interns must pass all stations of the exam with a grade of C or better to graduate

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