Evidence-Informed Q&A

Evidence-Informed Q&A

Evidence-Informed Q&A with Dr. Christopher Kent

Director Evidence Informed Curriculum & PracticeBecause Sherman College recognizes a growing need for focus in the area of evidence-informed curricula and practice in chiropractic education and in the profession, the institution welcomed Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., to the college’s staff in July 2016. His work as director of evidence informed curriculum and practice addresses the topic both from an educational and practice perspective as well as supports accreditation principles.

Kent is responsible for overseeing and directing the initiation and collaboration of projects and studies with faculty, students, and staff. Which increase the quality and quantity of evidence applicable to the curriculum and practice of chiropractic, with a special focus on the unique approach to the science, art, and philosophy of traditional/principled chiropractic. He is collaborating with academic deans to ensure the inculcation of the evidence into the curriculum and clinical practice.

Sherman Magazine asked him a few questions about his role at the college and how a focus on evidence-informed practice and curriculum can impact the profession.

What exactly is evidence-informed practice?

It is difficult to attend a chiropractic meeting without encountering some discussion of evidence-based practice. The concept is simple and as old as the healing arts. Sackett defines evidence-based practice as “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. … [It] is not restricted to randomized trials and meta-analyses. It involves tracking down the best external evidence with which to answer our clinical questions.”1

Evidence-based practice is giving way to evidence-informed practice. An additional dimension has been added to the equation – patient preferences. As Umscheid noted, “patient preferences are critically important to clinical decision making and patient care.”2

What does this mean to the Sherman College family?

The mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic is to educate and prepare students to become doctors of chiropractic. This mission is based upon the college’s core values and is achieved through activities in the areas of education, research, and service. In particular, the research portion of the mission is as follows: ‘Faculty members engage in research and scholarly activities that contribute to the body of pedagogical and clinical knowledge which advance chiropractic education and the chiropractic profession.’3

What does this process look like on campus?

Evidence-informed practice is a continuous process. Once the concept is integrated into instruction and clinical practice, the objective of the instructor or practitioner is continual improvement through the integration of more and better evidence. Once the process becomes part of the culture of the institution, stakeholders hold one another accountable for staying current, engaging in scholarly activity, and exhibiting the traits of professionalism. Each stakeholder becomes a role model and mentor.

Evidence-informed curriculum and practice is an essential element of implementing these core values.  The process involves the following steps:

  • Evaluate the evidence base for each course. Is the material taught supported by textbooks, scientific literature, individual expertise, or a combination of these?
  • Identify any gaps in the evidence for what is taught.
  • Review the available literature to see which gaps can be filled.
  • This may lead to recommendations for curriculum and policy change, and help develops a research agenda to fill the gaps that remain.

Evidence-Informed Q&AOur constituencies are demanding a higher level of scholarly activity from faculty. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners will be testing on evidence-informed practice. Accreditors expect best practices in education. Students want evidence to back what they are being taught. Yet, the real reason for doing this is that it is the right thing for professionals to do.

How will this focus on evidence benefit students as they graduate and enter practice?

Graduates will enter the field possessing the skills needed to track down the best available external evidence to apply in the care of their patients. This ability, coupled with their knowledge and skill in locating and correcting vertebral subluxations, will result in developing improved clinical strategies for individual patients.

How will our work in this area impact the profession?

Sherman College has the resources and resolves to lead the profession in developing an evidence-informed model for subluxation centered chiropractic. This involves determining the current evidence, identifying gaps in the evidence, conducting research to fill those gaps, and disseminating the results of that research to students and practitioner.

Sherman College will continue to be the leader in the research and science of vertebral subluxation and in the clinical practice of chiropractic.

Anything else to share?

Our goal is to create a culture committed to the expansion of our knowledge base, and clinical excellence. It involves the integration of academic, clinical, research, and outreach components.

References

  1. Sackett DL. Editorial. Evidence-based medicine. Spine, 1998; 23(10):1085.
  2. Umscheid CA. Should guidelines incorporate evidence on patient preferences? J Gen Intern Med, August 2009; 24(8):988–990.
  3. The Vision of Sherman College. Adjusting the World for a Better Future. https://www.sherman.edu/mission-statement/

Day in the Life of a Chiropractic Student

A Day in the Life of a Chiropractic College Student

Day in the Life of a Chiropractic StudentIf you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career in chiropractic, you might already know that you’ll need to complete in-depth studies before you can reach your goal. At Sherman College, you’ll need to finish about 4,800 clock hours before you can graduate as a doctor of chiropractic.

You’ll need to learn about the philosophy of chiropractic, how to use cutting-edge digital x-ray technology, and how to perform specific adjustments to help the body correct vertebral subluxations. But that doesn’t mean that studying at Sherman College is only about coursework. In fact, our friendly campus and small class sizes help you feel welcome and supported throughout your studies. You’ll know both your instructors and your peers, and will have plenty of opportunities to participate in school clubs, community sports teams, and many other on campus activities.

But what does that education look like on a day-to-day basis? What would it really be like to be a student at a top chiropractic school? Read this blog to find out!

Start Your Morning at Chiropractic College With in-Depth Classroom Theory

If you were a student at Sherman College, your day might start with a course in neuro anatomy or chiropractic technique philosophy. At Sherman College, you don’t just learn the theory behind vertebral subluxation, you learn the art of performing precise, specific adjustments and the “why,” of chiropractic. You’ll even develop business success and communication skills so that you are prepared to open your very own practice after graduation.

Let’s imagine that your first course of the day is Subluxation Theories. During this class, you might spend the morning discovering the research on the science of vertebral subluxations, and how those theories are an important part of chiropractic. Or perhaps you’d start your day with a course in clinical case management, where you’ll learn how to manage patient cases and perfect your doctor-patient interaction skills.

Take a Break at The Farmer’s Table in Between Classes

After your first class ends, you might have a small break before your next class. You could use that time to ask your instructor a few questions, or maybe pop into Sherman College’s extensive library for a quick study session.

 

student and teacher assistance

Around lunch time, you might use your break to grab a quick bite with some friends at The Farmer’s Table—Sherman College’s on campus café. At The Farmer’s Table, you could enjoy a tasty meal made fresh using produce from local farmers. You could chat with your friends about an upcoming assignment or discuss the career path you’d like to pursue once you’ve completed your chiropractor training.

Get Hands-On Chiropractor Training at Sherman College’s On-Campus Clinic

Hands-on training is an important part of any Sherman College education. The best foundation for your future chiropractic career is one that teaches you the theory behind chiropractic and the practical skills chiropractors use on a daily basis.

Many of your daily classes will include hands-on work so that you can fully learn the art of chiropractic. But that’s not the only hands-on education you’ll receive. At Sherman College, our upper-quarter students also get hands-on experience working with real patients, right in our on-campus chiropractic clinic. Our newly-renovated student clinic will also play an important role in your chiropractic education, giving you the experience to make a smooth transition into a rewarding chiropractic career.

 

intern at the health center

As an intern, you’ll work under the close supervision of a licensed doctor, take patient histories, give examinations, and perform the specific adjustments your patients need to maintain health and function at their best.

Enjoy an Evening at Chiropractic College

When you pursue studies at Sherman College, your day doesn’t have to end when classes do. Our thriving campus community is filled with clubs, and other extracurricular activities for students to enjoy. Whether you want to deepen your love of chiropractic at the Christian Chiropractic Club or build up your network by joining the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, there are plenty of opportunities for students to explore their interests.

You might consider listening in on Sherman College’s free chiropractic conference calls every Monday night, or perhaps get some exercise on our beautiful 80-acre campus. The choices are endless for students at a chiropractic college.

Are you ready to begin your education at a top chiropractic college?
Discover why our students love studying at Sherman College by registering a visit to our beautiful and friendly campus.

Resources at the College Library

3 Resources to Use at Your Chiropractic College’s Library

studying at chiropractic college

The chiropractic college library is a tremendous source of support for students as they progress through their educational journeys. It is a gateway to world-renowned research in the health sciences, a provider of hands-on learning tools, and a haven for quiet study. The library should feel like a home away from home, where materials and personal assistance are readily available, and students feel comfortable exploring and utilizing every resource at hand.

Discover how Sherman College has achieved these objectives, and so much more, through the Tom and Mae Bahan library and online catalog. Accessible on campus and online, the library is dedicated to fostering student confidence, academic success, and career readiness.

Here are just three of the many resources you’ll find at the library when you stop by for a visit, whether in person or online.

1. Visual Resources & Interactive Tools for Learning Anatomy

Research shows that about 65 percent of humans are visual learners and that we process visuals about 60,000 times faster than text. This means we absorb and understand new, challenging material best when it’s illustrated in images like graphs, charts, pictures, and videos. And students at chiropractic college definitely have their hands full with new, challenging material!

For example, the study of anatomy requires students to identify and understand each of the body’s organs, bones, etc. When you consider that the human body contains more than 200 bones, it seems likely that students will need some strategies for remembering these details!

Why not take advantage of the Sherman library’s online visual tools for learning anatomy?

Resources at the College Library

Anatomy.tv offers a comprehensive online database of 3D anatomy images, movies, and animations. If you’re a tactile learner who understands by doing, we recommend Draw It to Know It, an interactive tool that guides students through neuroanatomy with drawing, quizzes, and videos.

2. Thousands of Scientific Journals for Your Chiropractic Research Projects

During the course of their chiropractic education, students complete projects that require access to cutting-edge, peer-edited research. The Sherman Library maintains subscriptions to nearly every major chiropractic periodical currently in publication, as well as a number of current resources related to the health sciences.

Students can access these collections for free and online, for convenient off-campus study. Our resources include:

  • BioMed Central: offering full-text articles in the fields of science, technology, and medicine
  • EBSCOhost: full-text journals covering alternative medicine, health, chiropractic and more
  • MANTIS: the world’s largest chiropractic, osteopathic and related research database
  • Index to Chiropractic Literature: bibliographic records for peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers
  • DISCUS (Digital Information for South Carolina Users): 50 databases and resources, including Consumer Health Complete,
  • MEDLINE, Health Source, and Small Business Reference Center

Students are welcome to explore Sherman’s extensive, special collection of “Green Books,” which chronicle the history and philosophy of chiropractic, as developed by B.J. Palmer. Many of these are rare first editions!

3. Expert Assistance & Study Rooms for Chiropractic College Students

Not sure how to use the research databases, having trouble locating a full-text article, or uncertain of how to construct a bibliography? Just ask the experts at Sherman’s Tom and Mae Bahan Library.

The Learning Resource Center staff is dedicated to helping your information search go as smoothly as possible. Assistance is readily available from:

  • 7:30 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 am to 4 pm on Friday
  • Noon to 6 pm on Saturday

If you’d like a quiet place to study or collaborate on a group project, the library provides six small rooms and one large meeting area. There is also space dedicated to Sherman’s collection of bones and anatomical models, which students are free to examine at any time.

students at college library

Whether you need help learning course material, completing a research project, or want practical information about launching your chiropractic career—the Sherman library is ready to welcome you. Find us online or drop by for a visit!

Story Behind Sherman College

Starting Your Chiropractor Training? Here’s the Story Behind Sherman College of Chiropractic

Story Behind Sherman College

There are few more rewarding and fulfilling professions to proceed in than chiropractic. In little more than a century, chiropractic has developed into an advanced science and art that has helped people achieve optimal health and body function through a natural, preventative approach to health care.

Chiropractors identify and correct subluxated (misaligned) vertebrae to regain the proper transmission of nerve impulses through the spine and support the body’s innate striving to maintain its own health. Becoming a professional that delivers this important patient care involves a comprehensive education in human biology, anatomy and physiology, clinical techniques and processes, chiropractic philosophy, business management and much more.

“The decision to attend chiropractic college can be life-changing,” maintains Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. Providing this education to the next generation of chiropractors is an immense responsibility and one for which Sherman College is uniquely qualified.

Read on to learn about the fascinating story behind one of the pre-eminent chiropractic schools in the world.

Learn Dr. Sherman’s Innovations in Chiropractic Science

Daniel David Palmer‘s initial discovery of the relationship between the body’s vital forces, nerve system, vertebrae and expression of health has become legendary. After successfully performing the world’s first adjustment in 1895, D.D. Palmer’s research and realizations laid the foundation of chiropractic science. It was his son B.J. Palmer who really transformed the profession into a well-developed science and art, introducing several ingenious innovations and developing objective processes for locating, analyzing, and correcting vertebral subluxations.

Chiropractic students continue the research

Besides publishing extensively, he created the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Research Clinic where Dr. Lyle Sherman became his assistant director. Dr. Sherman first became interested in the profession after chiropractic had a positive impact on his wife’s health, inspiring him to study and eventually teach chiropractic. His aptitude for engineering allowed him to develop many important chiropractic instruments and equipment in the clinic that are still in use today.

Dr. Sherman provided significant research contributions and was a sought-after speaker at national and even international chiropractic conventions. Although his pioneering expertise was recognized by awards and appointment to state and national offices, perhaps his most enduring honor is the college of chiropractic that bears his name.

The Founding of Sherman College of Chiropractic

Dr. Sherman’s desire to enter full-time practice and be near mountains and beaches prompted him to move to Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1954. The area attracted both patients and chiropractors from all over. Thomas A. Gelardi, D.C., was one such chiropractor who wanted to be near the expertise of Dr. Sherman. When Dr. Gelardi founded a college to promote and preserve the philosophy of chiropractic in 1973, he named it in honor of his mentor.

With the help of an advisory board that included respected chiropractors, Dr. Gelardi fulfilled his dream of creating an academically and intellectually stimulating environment that remained true to the profession’s goals and objectives. The private, non-profit institution was the first chiropractic school established in the Southeastern United States. It occupied two temporary facilities before building at its current 80-acre campus on Springfield Road.

Sherman College campus

More than 3,000 alumni have graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic. The school has expanded to include multiple buildings, an outdoor low ropes course, and a Chiropractic Health Center, which sees more than 30,000 patient visits each year. With its distinguished faculty and international network of respected doctors of Chiropractic, Sherman College continues to explore, advance, teach, and share the natural health benefits of chiropractic.

Interested in making a powerful difference in the lives of patients and the wider community? Explore the unrivaled chiropractic training offered by Sherman College.

Top Chiropractic Education Stands Out

How a Top Chiropractic Education Stands Out

Top Chiropractic Education Stands Out

When it comes to choosing a chiropractic college, you have many things to consider. The college should provide excellent hands-on training and classroom education on the “how” of chiropractic. But what about the “why” of the profession? Chiropractic is an art, science, and philosophy; without a thorough understanding of each, students would graduate with an incomplete picture of the profession. That’s why a leading chiropractic education isn’t about teaching students the proper adjustments, it goes far beyond that! Here’s a look at what the “why” is, and how the right college can prepare you to be the best chiropractor possible

Vitalism Provides the “Why” of Chiropractic Education

At Sherman College of Chiropractic, students learn the concept of vitalism in their chiropractic philosophy courses.
Vitalism is a “vital” part of chiropractic philosophy (pun intended). Why? Because chiropractic approaches health from a holistic perspective, recognizing the innate intelligence that uses the brain and nervous system to maintain the body’s healthUnlike the mechanical perspective, which sees the human body as a combination of different components and systems, vitalism sees the whole picture.

Vitalism understands the human body is striving for organization and that disruptions to the body’s nervous system, in the form of vertebral subluxations, can be addressed through specific chiropractic adjustments.

The spine plays a vital role in helping the body maintain optimal health

In recent years, more and more patients have begun to turn to chiropractic care because it offers a holistic and non-invasive approach. That’s why an understanding of vitalism is such an important part of a chiropractic education, as well as each graduate’s chiropractic career!

Above-Down, Inside-Out: An Essential Part of Any Chiropractic Education

ADIO logo for Sherman college

Another key concept that students explore in-depth at Sherman College is the Above-DownInside-Out (ADIO) approach to chiropractic. How important is ADIO to chiropractic? Important enough to have inspired the Sherman College logo!

The logo of Sherman College of Chiropractic uses arrows to symbolize the Above-DownInside-Out (ADIO) approach to health care. Through this philosophy, students learn that true health begins with the body’s control center, the brain. Chiropractic students know the brain controls the body’s vital functions and relays information from the top down through the nervous system, otherwise known as above-down, inside-out.

Understanding how ADIO works can be difficult for new patients unfamiliar with the benefits of chiropractic. Can you imagine trying to explain ADIO without a thorough chiropractic education? 

That’s why chiropractors need a keen sense of how chiropractic promotes health. It’s not about their own understanding, but about helping and educating their patients to lead healthier lives.

Ready to attend a college with an accredited chiropractic program, a welcoming family atmosphere, and hands-on internship experience? Discover how Sherman College combines all this and more to provide you with a complete chiropractic education that teaches the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic

Graduates and Sustainable Success in Chiropractic

Moving Graduates Toward Sustainable Success in Chiropractic:

Sherman Partners with TLC4Superteams for Practice Success Program

Graduates and Sustainable Success in ChiropracticBelieving that chiropractic college graduates deserve to excel by generating revenues through successful practices centered on chiropractic adjustment, Sherman College of Chiropractic and TLC4Superteams have partnered to create the Practice Success Program at Sherman College.

The Practice Success Program is designed to provide the best of what the Sherman College faculty and TLC4Superteams bring to students. At the beginning of each quarter, TLC4Superteams sends experienced doctors to Sherman to work alongside faculty and provide intensive training for students. In the classes, they cover everything from the foundational disciplines of practice and balanced living to “pro-motion” and attracting people to chiropractic.
Every aspect of patient care, including care plan development, decisions on what type of practice to open, and steps that should be taken in the 12 weeks before opening a new clinic, are covered in the program. This innovative approach is aimed at preparing students to cope with the financial aspects of succeeding in business.
 Faculty hep students succeed
Though the program is in its infancy, Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., is encouraged by the strides being made. “In the short time since we instituted the Practice Success Program, we’ve realized it not only presents a phenomenal opportunity but that we are the only school doing this to this level,” he said. “I’m excited for the students and the college. We want to give our students the best experience possible. We want them to be purposeful, make different choices. It’s clear that other colleges that want to be competitive will have to follow.”
 
Dean and Jen DePice, D.C., who run TLC4Superteams, agree. “These seminars will point students toward the target of becoming doctors of chiropractic equipped to obliterate their student loan debt within three to six years of graduation,” the couple explains. “This is an outcome never before tackled, and we are confident that this unique curriculum will surpass the expectations set and will result in setting Sherman College apart from all the other chiropractic colleges. We are molding today’s chiropractic students into tomorrow’s chiropractic leaders and changing the world together. It’s an exciting investment in the future of our profession.”

Green Books and Your Chiropractic Career

The Importance of the Green Books for Your Chiropractic Career

Green Books and Your Chiropractic Career

Step into the Tom and Mae Bahan Library at Sherman College and you can explore one of the most comprehensive collections of chiropractic books in the southeast U.S. Browse shelves packed with books on chiropractic, biology, and even business practices. Sherman’s website offers students entrance to 10,000 open-access scientific journals, 400,000+ records on chiropractic, and full-text access to more than 60 databases and resources.

Still, can’t find what you’re seeking?

Sherman’s inter-library loan services link students to more than 5,000 other libraries across the globe. While those resources are impressive in their own right, one of the big showstoppers for students is still Sherman’s prized collection of “Green Books.”.

What are the Green Books?

What are the famed Green Books of chiropractic? They can actually be a bit hard to define. To start with, not all of the green books are green or all written by the same author. What many chiropractors agree on is that these books – first published between 1906 and 1961 – are among the early foundations of chiropractic science, art, and philosophy.

The Story Behind Early Chiropractic Research and the Publication of the Green Books

When D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895, he quickly became fascinated by this new non-invasive approach to healthcare. D.D. Palmer began extensively researching the science behind chiropractic and documented many of his early insights.

D.D. Palmer’s work laid the foundations for chiropractic science, art, and philosophy

Those early writings were published in books with green binding  which is where these historical volumes get their name.

Although D.D. Palmer wrote some of the foundational green books, his son B.J. Palmer actually wrote the majority of them. He continued his father’s research as the philosophy and science of chiropractic evolved throughout the twentieth century.

Other green books were written by prominent faculty members of the Palmer School and other Palmer family members, with B.J.‘s blessing.

Top Green Books to Read While You Complete Your Chiropractic Degree

In total, there are 41 official green books. If you don’t have time to read all 41 volumes, take a look at some of the most influential ones to provide valuable context to your studies.

A Sherman student enjoys an afternoon at the Tom and Mae Bahan Library

The Palmer father-son team wrote the first of the green books. It’s titled “The Science of Chiropractic: Its Principles and Adjustments” and discusses the differences between chiropractic and osteopathy during the early days of chiropractic when the public often confused the two.

If the history of chiropractic piques your interest, read the 1961 green book “The Glory of Going On”, detailing the story of B.J. Palmer’s chiropractic career and legacy. Alternately, if you’d rather read early accounts of chiropractic adjustments in B.J. Palmer’s own words, read volume 18: “The Subluxation Specific  The Adjustment Specific.”

Have you read any Green Books while completing your chiropractic degree?

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Ways to Stay Calm and Focused

4 Ways to Stay Calm and Focused During Chiropractic Training

Ways to Stay Calm and Focused

With exams just around the corner, some students might be finding it more challenging to manage the increased workload of assignments and upcoming tests while keeping calm and focused. Fortunately, there are some tried and tested ways that can help you relax during busy times. Whether you need a few stress-busting tips to help you navigate exam time or want to add a few healthy habits to your regular routine, here are four ways to stay more focused.

Try Simple Breathing Exercises During You Chiropractor Training

One simple but effective way to lower your stress level is by deep breathing. Filling your lungs to the diaphragm’s full range of motion maximizes the oxygenated air your body is receiving, helping lower your heart rate, reduce muscle tension and lower blood pressure.

There are several quick and easy breathing techniques that students can try to increase relaxation. One method is breathing in for a slow count of four and breathing out an equal amount, all through the nose to add a naturally slow to the breath. Increase the depth of breathing to six or eight seconds as you become more relaxed to calm the nervous system, reduce stress levels and increase focus.

An effective yogi favorite is breathing through one nostril while holding the other closed, holding the breath, then breathing out through the other nostril for a count of 15 each. Then do the same process starting with the other nostril. This is said to bring calm and balance while uniting the right and left sides of the brain  perfect for chiropractic students!

Take Some Time to Laugh Out Loud While You Complete Your Chiropractic Degree

Completing your chiropractic training at a university with a family atmosphere helps you feel connected to other students and makes it easier to meet new people. And while making friends at your chiropractic college is its own reward, chatting with friends also offers a few important stress-busting benefits.

Talking with friends is a great way to de-stress, especially if you use that time to vent or share a funny story. In fact, laughter is one of the best ways to help relieve pent-up stress.

A quick laugh during a library study session can help you relax before an upcoming test.

A good laugh decreases levels of stress hormones like cortisol while boosting levels of dopamine. It helps relieve muscle tension and can leave you feeling more positive and ready to tackle coursework.

A Healthy Diet and Plenty of Sleep Can Keep Your Body Healthy and Stress-Free

When your body feels physically stressed from lack of sleep, dehydration or poor eating habits, you become more prone to outside stressors like upcoming tests and assignments.

That’s why it’s important to keep healthy habits  even when approaching exams leave you pressed for time.

To stay healthy while on the go try opting for foods made with fresh, local ingredients like the dishes at Sherman’s on-campus cafe, Farmer’s Table. Snack on apples, bananas, and other fruit instead of grabbing a bag of chips. And remember to drink plenty of water instead of sugary sodas and sweet teas.

Visit Our Chiropractic Clinic

As you study to become a doctor of chiropracticyou’ll learn all about the importance of keeping your spine subluxation free. For stressed students, a trip to our chiropractic clinic can be a quick way to get your nervous system functioning better again.

A quick visit to Sherman's chiropractic clinic can leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

The next time you feel stressed, try visiting our chiropractic clinic and see how much better you feel after being checked and adjusted.

Are you looking for an accredited chiropractic degree?

Visit our website to hear why our students love attending Sherman College of Chiropractic!

5 Organizational Apps for College Students

5 Organizational Apps for Chiropractic College Students

For busy chiropractic students, organizational apps can boost productivity.

As a student at a chiropractic college, you’re kept busy with demanding coursework, assignments, and upcoming tests. Add club activities, a part-time job, or family responsibilities to the mix and it can be tricky finding the time to do it all!

Fortunately, there are a few useful apps out there that can help you stay focused and make the most of your time. Whether you need to cut out distractions, organize your to-do list, or take notes more efficiently, there’s an app that can help you along the way.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Remember the Milk: An Easy-to-Use To-Do List for Busy Chiropractic Students

Students juggling multiple responsibilities know just how tough it can be to remember all you need to accomplish in a day. From big assignments to smaller tasks like remembering to buy groceries on the way home, it’s helpful to have a friendly reminder now and again. That’s where Remember the Milk comes in.

This easy-to-use app lets you manage your to-do list quickly. It sends friendly reminders so you can stay on track and remember each task you want to accomplish, helping you stay focused.

Pomodoro Timer: A Simple Way to Break Up Study Sessions Into Manageable Chunks

Splitting a long study session into short bursts with small breaks is an effective way to stay focused. What’s not so easy? Keeping those breaks short! It’s not hard to get distracted and have a five-minute break stretch into a much longer pause.

Fortunately, the Pomodoro Timer helps you stay focused. This convenient little timer divides a long task into short 25-minute sessions and separates each session with a short break. When break time’s over, you’ll get a quick reminder to help you get back on track!

Freedom: An Effective Way for Chiropractic College Students to Block Distractions

For many students, distracting websites like Facebook or Twitter can sap away precious time. That’s why the Freedom app can be such a helpful tool, especially if you’re addicted to social media.

5 Organizational Apps for College Students

Freedom blocks the internet so that you have an easier time focusing on the task at hand. You can schedule a session or start one whenever you feel like cutting out distractions.

SuperNotes: The Perfect Note-Taking App for Your Chiropractic Continuing Education

Making the most of the time you have inside the classroom can be as important as the time spent outside of class. And there are apps that can help you be more productive in the classroom, too.

For many students completing their chiropractic education at Sherman, keeping up with course lectures can feel daunting. If you think your note-taking skills might need a boost, then the SuperNotes app might be the perfect fit. This useful app lets you take notes onto your tablet. You can even use it to take pictures if you’re worried about missing a slide!

With a quick picture, you can save notes for later study sessions.

Don’t Break the Chain! Helps You Get a Little Bit Done Each Day

Studying a bit each day is an effective way of staying on top of coursework and preparing for finals. But when a test is a long way off, it can be hard to feel motivated to study every day. Don’t Break the Chain! can be a helpful app for chiropractic college students. This app reminds you to do a bit each day to reach your goals, encouraging you to keep going without interrupting progress.

Ready to study chiropractic?

Visit sherman.edu to find out how our program prepares you for a rewarding chiropractic career.

What Spartanburg has to Offer

What Spartanburg has to Offer Chiropractic College Students

Sherman's beautiful campus is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Spartanburg.

Sherman College has been a vital part of Spartanburg, South Carolina for decades. In fact, Sherman’s clinic has been providing affordable chiropractic care for a long time, close to 30,000 visits each year!
 
Spartanburg is a thriving city bustling with activity. Named one of Relocate America’s “Top 25 Places to Live and Go to School,” and one of “Four Booming Locales Where You Can Get a Job and Live Easy,” according to Money MagazineFrom its picturesque location to its hip arts scene and affordability, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Spartanburg.
 
If you’re thinking about enrolling at Sherman, here are some of the advantages that go with making Spartanburg your home while you study chiropractic.

Spartanburg Offers Affordable Options for Chiropractic College Students

Spartanburg is in many ways the definitive college town. It’s the home of seven colleges and universities, with 15,000 students. Students will be happy to learn that the cost of living in Spartanburg is 8% below the national average. Add in student discounts at local shops and affordable housing, and your money goes even further!

Stay Active While You Study with the Help Spartanburg’s Many Outdoor Activities

Sherman students enjoy a walk in between classes.

Sherman’s 80-acre campus includes a clinic, library, computer labs, student lounge, and a chiropractic museum! It also offers a picturesque location filled with outdoor activities.
 
Go in almost any direction and you’ll find hiking trails and lakes for kayaking, fishing, and water sports. And, if you want to stay active in town, the city of Spartanburg offers an impressive 46 miles of bike lanes, with a great bike-sharing systemWhether you want to practice your golf swing or enjoy a nice walk between classes, there are plenty of ways to stay active.

Enjoy Spartanburg’s Cultural Scene While You Complete Your Chiropractic Training

Spartanburg’s vibrant art and cultural scene offer a way for students to unwind on evenings and weekendsEnjoy a quick bite at local eateries, scope out an exhibit at the Spartanburg Art Museum, or watch a production at Spartanburg Little Theatre. There’s plenty to keep you busy between study sessions. There’s also has a rich musical history with a fun music trail, too.

Discover What Makes Spartanburg a “Hub City”

What Spartanburg has to Offer

Spartanburg is sometimes referred to as “Hub City.” When in the 1800s, as many as seven train lines used to meet in Spartanburg, making it a true “hub” of activity and crossroads of the South!
 
Even today, Spartanburg continues to be an important hub of economic activity. Several companies house their headquarters in Spartanburg – including Milliken, the largest privately held company in the world. International companies like BMW and Adidas also have major facilities in the county. And, if you’re thinking of opening a practice after graduation, Spartanburg’s tax-based incentives and top-notch infrastructure could prove beneficial to your new career.
 
Are you thinking of visiting Spartanburg and seeing the Sherman campus for yourself?
 
Visit sherman.edu to book a tour or talk with one of our advisors.