Sherman Shares - May 2010
ROAR with Sherman PRIDE!
by Director of new ROAR program Jaime Browning, D.C.'09
My name is Dr. Jaime Browning and I am director
of Sherman College’s Reach Out And
(ROAR) program. A native of Upstate
South Carolina, I started my chiropractic journey as an admission counselor
at Sherman. I loved the philosophy and passion so much that I decided to pursue
my D.C. degree. I graduated in 2009, practiced in Easley, SC, and am now back
to share my excitement for building the profession with my fellow D.C.s. I
look forward to serving our ROAR members, so they can help encourage and mentor
the future leaders of this great profession.
What is the ROAR program?
The ROAR program is for motivated and passionate doctors
of chiropractic who are looking for an opportunity to help students fulfill their
dreams. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to mentor prospective
students, shape future leaders of this profession, raise awareness and understanding
of the chiropractic profession and education process, and help unify and
strengthen chiropractic as a whole.
Why would you want to be involved?
Here are just a few reasons:
- Mentor and have an impact on students’ lives
- Shape future leaders of the profession
- Promote your practice
- Raise awareness and understanding of the
chiropractic profession and education process
- Unify and strengthen the chiropractic profession
Want to learn more?
To learn more about the ROAR program, check
out the brochure,
our Facebook page
or contact me at 800-849-8771, ext. 220, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sherman Runners Challenge the Palmetto 200
A dozen “Shermies” ran the Palmetto 200 race from Columbia to Folly
Beach, SC, on April 30. Each participant ran three legs of the 200-mile journey
along back roads and through small towns in the lower part of the state.
Faculty member Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., participated along with Sherman
students and friends. Congratulations on your 7th place finish among 40
teams, Team Sherman! See more
In a contest
sponsored by CSG, Tiffany Padden won an ipod in a raffle to raise money for
the entry fees and support materials.
Sherman and Mid Michigan Community College
Create Transfer Agreement
By Admission Representative
The student body at Sherman College of Chiropractic includes plenty of students
from the state of Michigan. Sherman has ample alumni, chiropractors, friends
and supporters there, too. Now we’re adding colleges to that list. I am pleased
to announce that a Transfer Guide has been established between Sherman College
of Chiropractic and Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC).
MMCC has two campuses in Michigan (Harrison and Mt. Pleasant), more than 60
degree programs, and roughly 5,000 students. Under the new agreement, students
will be able to take their minimum 90 semester hours at MMCC, then transfer
into Sherman College’s doctor of chiropractic degree program after three years.
This is, and will be, a highly attractive option for students looking for a
cost-effective, as well as a timely path to enrollment at Sherman College and
to their futures as doctors of chiropractic. Look for more information to come
out about the MMCC/Sherman Transfer Guide!
Colorful Conceptual Paintings by
Getting people to talk about the concepts of chiropractic is important.
It's easier to educate patients when they are asking questions.
like this one, called "Subluxation," can pique patients' interest in the philosophy
The pink shape with yellow stripes represents mental impulses flowing down
the body from above in the brain.
The knot is the actual subluxation, impeding
the information that the mental impulse is trying to get through to the rest
of the body.
Even though the mental impulse gets through the knot, it is changed--nothing
compared to what it could be. If all the information had gotten through correctly
or unchanged, the body would be functioning at its peak potential.
The body is a wonderful unit which will adapt to whatever amount of information
is getting through in most cases, but wouldn’t it be better if the knot wasn’t
there, and the canvas was lit up with pink and yellow explosions of reaching
You can see more of these paintings during Lyceum. Maybe they could pique
some curiosities in your patients as well.
See the Gallery of paintings on Facebook under Chirurious:
Chiropractic Paintings that Inspire or email Jessica at Chirurious@gmail.com
X-rays, Photography and Chiropractic Education:
Sherman Student Nazar Kharivsky Makes the Combo Work
Nazar Kharivsky enjoys sharing the insights he has discovered about taking
good x-rays and taking good photographs. He’s mastering both skills at Sherman,
one in the classroom and the other as a new hobby.
“For example,” Nazar says, “we know that in order to eliminate motion blur
and get a sharp x-ray image, we need to have short exposure time. It is the
same in photography: if I need to get a sharp image, I set a fast shutter speed.
Originally from Ukraine, Nazar is a 13th quarter student introduced
to chiropractic when he came to the United States 10 years ago.
more of Nazar's pictures and read his story.
Book Review: How
To Run A Cool Practice
by Professor of Clinical Sciences Leslie Wise, D.C.
one who has spent more than half his life attempting to prepare students
for the vicissitudes of starting and operating a successful chiropractic
practice, I am often asked to identify the one quality which will assure
a positive outcome in this endeavor. My short answer is “people skills.”
By that, of course, I mean people skills combined with clinical competence,
compassionate and ethical service, all wrapped up in sound business practices.
My friend, Steve Cagen, has authored a slim volume that touches on all
these elements of successful practice with a humorous and insightful tone,
while getting right to the pith of a service-centered mentality. He serves
up succinct pronouncements dealing with the simple but profound truths of
altruistic commitment, but is ever mindful that professional success also
means making a living, and having a little fun. His terse, one- or two-page
chapters are very palatable and absorbable, making an easy read for the time
challenged student or doctor seeking insight in short snippets.
Cool Practice opens with an interactive approach to creating a
mission statement and setting personal and professional goals. Beginners
often forget or forego these important aspects of starting a practice and
are doomed to wander the endless labyrinth of books, tapes, CDs and seminars,
seeking direction. Cagen deals with these essentials in the first 10 pages,
reminding us of his alter-ego as president of Life Plan Systems, a company
that publishes and markets goal setting and planning aids. He does not dodge
the sensitive issues of dealing with difficult patients, dismissing patients
and handling money disputes. In each case he takes the high road and offers
sound, ethical advice.
Having a Cool Practice is about being authentic and communicating
your authenticity with deeds and actions that will not be missed by your
patients, your colleagues and your community. And while it is not your primary
and overriding concern, the really big profits seem to follow the authentic
Dr. Laura Greene-Orndorff’s (Professor
of Clinical Science, Chair of Radiology Department) article “Your Secret Patient
Protection Agency” was published in Chiropractic
Economics, Volume 56, Number 6, Pages 37-38.
Dr. Lafayette Briggs was promoted to new
position as assistant professor in the Research Department.
Dr. John Hart’s research proposal is approved: Reliability of
the Thermofocus Thermometer for Mastoid Fossa Readings.
Parker College announces Grant
Opportunities for Chiropractic Researchers.
Multiple grants are available and each will provide up to $5,000 of financial
aid in clinical research projects. Letter of interest is due by July 1, 2010.
Read more here.
Sherman student research proposal is approved: Cheneir
Reliability of Spinous Process Palpation of Selected Vertebral Segments (Dr.
John Hart as faculty advisor).
New Members Appointed to Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The IRB serves to protect human research subjects and comply
with federal guidelines for experimental subject protection.
- Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., Chair (Clinical
- Tina Casey, P.H.R. (Human Resources)
- Crissy Lewis, M.L.I.S. (Learning Resources)
- Anthony Duke, Ph.D. (Basic Sciences)
- Pam Hart, R.N. (Non-Affiliated)
Student Information: Changes to Direct Lending
by Director of Financial Aid Kathy Wilson
The new healthcare legislation brought a change to student lending.
Legislation was attached to the healthcare bill for all schools in the United
States to make a switch to Direct Lending. What this means for students is that
they no longer have a choice of lender. Any subsidized, unsubsidized or plus
loans will be issued directly through the Department of Education. Read more
Hear Mike Veeck,
for Fortune 500 companies,
on how you can
for your practice
and bring fun to
Saturday, May 29
Entry Fees: $20 before 5/24
For more information or to register call: Allie Sansbury (864-590-0845)
Dr. Liam SchubelNew Beginnings
6-8 pm Room 38/39
“Now is the best time
in the history
of the world
to be a
Call for Abstracts
Deadline June 1.
June 19, 10 am
Sep. 30-Oct. 2.
June 3 at Sherman
4:30 - 7 pm,
Scallon Rm. 38-40,
Children under 10 - $4
Proceeds will go to
the Red Cross
includes spaghetti, salad,
garlic bread, beverage
See any CSG officer
or contact Shay Yates
to buy your tickets!
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We are missing a copy of the postcards for Lyceum for these years:
Gathering of the Clans
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For the Children
The Way Home
If you have a Lyceum postcard that you would be willing to donate, or to
allow us to photocopy, please bring it with you to Lyceum
or contact Missy Sandor
(800-849-8771 x 229)