Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

Interns on stairs

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College

Eighteen interns are now ready to see patients at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center, a teaching clinic for senior students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program. Interns celebrated the entrance of the final phase of their chiropractic education recently during a pinning ceremony on the Sherman College campus, located at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs.

The teaching environment, coordinated by licensed doctors of chiropractic, allows interns to practice chiropractic under close supervision and constant consultation. Because the clinic is open to the public, residents in Upstate South Carolina experience excellent chiropractic care at affordable prices through 35,000 patient visits per year.

Greetings were given by President Edwin Cordero, D.C. Assistant Student Clinic Case Doctor Kevin Power, D.C., administered the Pledge of Professionalism, and Director of Student Clinic Claudia Seay, D.C., pinned the interns’ nametags onto their blue clinic jackets.

“Sherman students transitioning into their clinical internship at the Health Center are well prepared to deliver quality and effective care to our friends and neighbors in the greater Spartanburg area,” said Dean of Clinic Operations and Outreach Kristy Shepherd, M.A. “These students are the future of the chiropractic profession. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Sherman College Health Center, we are proud and excited to welcome this newest class of chiropractic interns.”

In the clinical phase of the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College, interns practice every aspect of patient care, including case histories, physical and spinal examinations, x-ray, diagnosis, report of findings, chiropractic adjustments and case management. Interns are encouraged to work with the research department to advance the profession with evidence-based study; they also complete remaining clinical and business courses.

The chiropractic internship also gives these senior students the opportunity to participate in community events, both in the Health Center and off campus – including spinal screenings, health fairs, school visits, and more – to help them build communication, leadership and community relations skills so they are well prepared for practice following graduation.

The Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visits are $15; visits for students, military members and seniors are $10; special rates are available for families. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is best to call 864-578-8777 for a set appointment with any of our interns, including these who have joined the Health Center:

George Blackwood

Francisco Blanco

Alycia Bowles

Sean Bryan

Samuel Feinberg

Craig Knight

Pamela Kratochwill

Jennifer Lewandowski

Spencer Lewandowski

Alix Lilly

Jennifer Malkiel

Leonardo Neco

Amanda Reilly

Marlene Rivera

Sarah Roseberry

William Webster

Jazmine Wood

 

 

For more information, visit www.sherman.edu/hc.

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Rhodes

Director of Public Relations

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242

Email: krhodes@sherman.edu

Web: www.sherman.edu

Free Visit on Valentine’s Day at Sherman College Health Center

Free Visit on Valentine’s Day at Sherman College Health Center

FREE VISIT at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center for our Valentines

 

Sweetheart Day

What:Free visits on Sweetheart Day at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center.
Appointments are recommended.
Who:All current Health Center patients will receive a free visit
Current patients only; x-rays not included.
New patients are always our sweethearts; the first visit to our HC is free.
When:Tuesday, February 14, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Why:We love and appreciate our patients!
Where: Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center
2020 Springfield Road, Spartanburg, SC 29316
Contact:Kristy Shepherd or Joy Turner
kshepherd@sherman.edu or jturner@sherman.edu
864-578-8777
Online:Go to www.sherman.edu/hc

 

Sherman College Stands Against Prescriptive Rights for Doctors of Chiropractic

Sherman College Stands Against Prescriptive Rights for Doctors of Chiropractic

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Sherman College Stands Against Prescriptive Rights for Doctors of Chiropractic

Sherman College of Chiropractic is announcing its position defending the holistic origins of the chiropractic profession and recommending against an expansion of scope in New Mexico that would allow doctors of chiropractic prescriptive rights.

The college asserts that the expansion of practice scope in New Mexico that would include the right to prescribe pharmaceuticals is a dangerous precedent for the chiropractic profession that would encroach on the practice of medicine and potentially put patients at risk.

“Chiropractic was founded to provide the public with a valuable, distinct service of enhancing life, health and human potential without duplicating any existing services,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C.

“Sherman College of Chiropractic strongly opposes the expansion of the scope of practice in New Mexico. The college remains steadfast in holding to the origins of chiropractic to improve and elevate the well-being of people through the correction of vertebral subluxations. It recognizes that the unique philosophy and art of chiropractic are scientifically grounded in their own right and require no expansion into the act of medical practice.”

In addition, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Paradigm, adopted by most major chiropractic organizations, states emphatically that “chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.”

Expansion of the scope of practice could lead to chiropractic losing its unique service to the public, Cordero explained. This change proposed in New Mexico, he said, would put the public at risk and would likely increase the number of licensure and malpractice complaints in the chiropractic profession.

A full, itemized statement of the college’s objections to scope expansion and prescriptive rights articulated by Sherman College Director of Evidence-Informed Curriculum and Practice Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D., has been posted on the college website at https://testing.sherman.edu/drugs-profession-chiropractic/.

Sherman College of Chiropractic holds the position that the practice of chiropractic remains a service separate and distinct from other healing arts. Its unique clinical objective is to locate, analyze and correct vertebral subluxations. Building on this, Sherman College teaches courses to prepare its graduates to practice as portal-of-entry providers in all 50 states and around the world. Sherman College graduates are competent and trained to meet all requirements for licensure and safe application of the unique service of chiropractors.

In Memory of Helen McPike Brown, D.C.H.

Helen McPike BrownIt is with sadness that Sherman Colleges shares the news of the passing of Helen McPike Brown on August 19, 2016. Her husband of more than 70 years, Gordon Brown, D.C., was near her side at the time, in their home on the Sherman College campus in Spartanburg, SC.

“Helen Brown was a passionate supporter of chiropractic throughout her life,” said Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “She gave to chiropractic and to Sherman College unselfishly, and she had a true love for the profession. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family; she will be dearly missed.”

Though not a chiropractor herself, Mrs. Brown had a rare appreciation of chiropractic philosophy and a unique commitment to sharing chiropractic with others. Originally from Davenport, IA, she was a talented artist who has donated many of her works to the college both to help decorate the campus and as assets the college can use to raise funds. She was known for her interest in providing chiropractic art to doctors of chiropractic for their homes and offices. Helen was past president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the International Chiropractors Association (WAICA); her father (Dr. Ray McPike, an enthusiastic early supporter of Sherman College), her husband, and one of her two sons have all been chiropractors.

Helen and her husband, Gordon Brown, who married in 1944, donated their home in Sedona, AZ, to Sherman College in 1999; funds from the donation were used to construct the Brown House and Museum on campus. The structure serves as an on-campus residence for the couple, and the lower level houses a museum with the college’s historical chiropractic holdings. The Browns’ donation is the largest gift in kind in the history of the college.

The couple moved into the Brown House and Chiropractic Museum in October 2000. At the time, Helen shared their excitement about joining the Sherman College family. “Our primary objective in making this donation was not only to give the college the bulk of our estate, but also to be around people who share our philosophy,” she explained at the time. “We’ve lived nothing but the chiropractic philosophy our entire lives.”

Gordon Brown, is a 1942 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic; he practiced in Louisville, KY, for two years and in Logansport, IN, for 19 years and was instrumental in getting the laws changed in Indiana to allow chiropractors to practice.

Both Gordon and Helen have supported and contributed generously to Sherman College in many ways over the years. In 1993, they became members of the Board of Regents, and in 1997, they made a generous estate commitment to the Sherman College Endowment Trust. Sherman College presented the couple with honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities degrees in 2001, and they received the prestigious Thom and Betty Gelardi Service Award in 2013.

Prospective Students Get a VIP Experience

Andrew Yekel of Fort Washington, PA, was Sherman College’s first visitor to experience a revamped campus visit (pictured with student Lauren Corvi)

Andrew Yekel of Fort Washington, PA, was Sherman College’s first visitor to experience a revamped campus visit (pictured with student Lauren Corvi)

The campus visit experience is a valuable tool for prospective students when deciding on the right chiropractic college. In fact, since January 2014, more than 80 percent of enrolled students visited campus prior to enrolling. Campus visits are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and are limited to four prospective students to ensure a personalized experience.

Beginning in August, prospective students coming to Sherman College for a campus visit are being treated to an enhanced VIP experience. Upon arriving, they receive a special VIP badge clearly identifying them as DCs2B so everyone on campus can give them a warm welcome. A personalized brochure features the agenda for the visit and provides information about the college and the Spartanburg area.

Next, prospective student visitors meet with staff members to review the nuts and bolts of the admission and financial aid process. Our highly trained Student Ambassadors take them on a tour of campus, which is followed by a visit with President Edwin Cordero, D.C., or Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., and lunch at The Farmer’s Table Café.

Campus visitors won’t go home empty handed. Each prospective student receives a one-of-a-kind t-shirt and tumbler to commemorate their visit to Sherman. Finally, each prospective student is given the opportunity to provide feedback on their visit via online survey so the department can continue to improve this critical part of the decision-making process for prospective students.

Sherman College offers another option to experience Sherman College: Showcase Sherman Weekend, our quarterly open house for prospective students and college advisors. This event allows prospective students to be immersed in the campus culture for two days, learning about the chiropractic program, meeting faculty, staff and students as well as touring downtown Spartanburg. The college began hosting Showcase Sherman Weekends in July 2014, and the event has grown considerably since then.

Do you know someone who is considering a career in healthcare? If so, please refer them to Sherman College for a campus visit.

 

Transforming Chiropractic Education at Sherman: iPad Rollout Begins

isherman logoSherman College students taking fourth-quarter classes learned how fun it can be to serve as the “test group” this summer as they each received a college-issued iPad during the first installment Sherman Students setting up their iPadsof the iSherman initiative.

Student Lauren Golden was one of the first to receive her iPad. She admitted she thought the program was too good to be true when she first heard about it. “With these (iPads), we have all the lessons, videos and teachers’ materials right at our fingertips,” she told the local newspaper in an interview. “The fact they trust us and gave us these iPads is an honor for us.”

The Apple iPads students are given contain everything from syllabi to e-books, at no additional tuition cost. Over the course

Group photo from first ipad pilot group

of the next twelve months, every student on campus will be issued an iPad. Sherman is the only chiropractic college with this level of technological integration for its students.

“It provides students with the opportunity to transition away from some of the typical lecture-focused instruction to focus more on the application of the course content,” said Director of Teaching and Learning, Billie Harrington, Ph.D. “That improves the learning experience for all of our students.”

Sherman College faculty members were the first to implement iPad technology in their classrooms almost two years ago, and it’s having a tremendous impact on teaching and learning. The iSherman initiative is designed transform chiropractic education with a teaching and learning environment that is forward-thinking in its approach and that leads the field.

Professor of Clinical Sciences Cindy Gibbon, M.T., D.C., said the more professors can provide new ways of learning, the better students perform. “In this day and age, students are used to high-tech learning,” she said. “The regular old textbook and notes don’t cut it. They have to be engaged.”

Dayna and Megan Socha, D.C.s, Named Rising Stars by Sherman College of Chiropractic

Dayna and Megan Socha, D.C.s, Named Rising Stars by Sherman College of Chiropractic

Frankfort and Louisville, KY, chiropractors and sisters Dayna and Megan Socha were recently named Rising Stars by Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. The Rising Star Award is given to recent Sherman College graduates who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and service in the community.

Dr. Dayna Socha graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in December 2012 and opened her first office in Frankfort, KY, the following March. She has worked her love of athletic competition into her practice by recently serving as one of the chiropractors for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. One of the most rewarding parts of her practice has been serving as part of the health team for CrossFit Frankfort, Valhalla Jui-Jitsu, body builders and Kentucky State University athletes. She is currently working toward an animal chiropractic certification. Dr. Dayna Socha is very active in her community as an Ambassador for the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Frankfort Civitan Club. She plays co-ed softball for her church and for the city of Frankfort while also volunteering at local schools and the YMCA.

Dr. Megan Socha graduated from Sherman College in March 2012, opening her first office with her sister, Dayna. She has since opened her own office in Louisville, KY. Her passion lies in working with families, athletes and children of all ages in her practice. She stays active in the community by being a member of the Women4Women Organization, holding a chair on their golf committee; she is a participant in the Alzheimer’s annual football game, a local middle school basketball assistant coach and plays on a summer golf league. She too, has served as the NCAA Women’s Basketball Chiropractor in 2014 and 2016.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs.

Phil McMaster, D.C., A.C.P., Honored with Service to the Profession Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phil McMaster, D.C. Honored with Service to the Profession Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

New Zealand College of Chiropractic President Phil McMaster, D.C., A.C.P., recently received the Service to the Profession Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, USA, in recognition of his contributions, time and commitment to the chiropractic profession, the public and the college. The Service to the Profession Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary, unselfish and noteworthy service to the chiropractic profession.

Before Sherman’s vision was articulated as bringing chiropractic to the world and “Adjusting the World for a Better Future,” Dr. Phil McMaster took what he learned at Sherman College back to his homeland of New Zealand on the other side of the world. Dr. McMaster and a group of other dedicated individuals helped launch the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, which opened in 1994. He served as chair of the philosophy department and has taught at the college since its inception. At the same time, he has run a successful full-time practice.

Dr. McMaster eagerly took on leadership roles to advance the profession. He has served for many years on the Board of the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association and as trustee and chairman of the New Zealand Chiropractic Education Trust.

While serving as interim president of the New Zealand College in 2002-2003, he completely refined the chiropractic program for accreditation in a time of crisis. Not surprisingly, the college turned to him again and named him president in 2013, a position he still holds. As such he assures that his part of the world has a principled chiropractic institution for students to learn the philosophy, art and science of the profession.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs.

Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano, D.C.s, Honored with Service to Sherman College Award

Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano Receive the Service to Sherman Award 2016Westwood, MA, chiropractors Peter Kevorkian and Patti Giuliano, D.C.s, recently received the Service to Sherman College Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession. The Service to Sherman College Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, unselfish and noteworthy service to Sherman College.

Widely known experts and speakers in the chiropractic arena, Drs. Kevorkian and Giuliano champion the future of the profession by mentoring students at Sherman College through speaking, allowing students to shadow at their busy chiropractic practice, and by hosting after-hours events to share their knowledge, experience and truth. Often they are selected to host students during Sherman College’s practice management elective course, where students learn the hands-on, business side of a chiropractic office. They have presented at many seminars in the profession, both domestically and internationally.

The couple also enjoy connecting Sherman College students with organizations they support, including the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the League of Chiropractic Women, and the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations. Their efforts for chiropractic extend past current students, patients and colleagues, though; the couple are constantly promoting the profession.

As active Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) members at Sherman College, Drs. Kevorkian and Giuliano build the profession by speaking at career fairs, local colleges and high schools, and by hosting career events for prospective students in their town. They currently have four referred and mentored students enrolled at Sherman College. They are truly contributing to the future of Sherman College and ensuring that the profession is alive and well for future generations. Drs. Kevorkian and Giuliano also support Sherman College as members of the President’s Circle, a group of individuals who provide for the advancement of the college with significant annual financial contributions.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs.

 

Brian Dooley, D.C., A.C.P., Receives Spirit of Sherman College Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

Brian Dooley, D.C., A.C.P., Receives Spirit of Sherman College Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic

Sherman College faculty member Brian Dooley, D.C., A.C.P., was honored with the Spirit of Sherman College Award from his alma mater, Sherman College of Chiropractic, in Spartanburg, SC, at Lyceum 2016. The Spirit of Sherman College Award is presented to Sherman graduates who exemplify the true spirit of Sherman College in their professional lives.

Dr. Dooley is a 2005 graduate of Sherman and returned to the college in 2013 as an assistant floor doctor in the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center, which serves the community with excellent, affordable chiropractic care. He moved from the clinic to the classroom in 2014, but he continues to practice and see patients in his town as owner and operator of Pickens Family Chiropractic, which he established in 2007.

Dr. Dooley has made a tremendous impact at Sherman College through his teaching, mentoring and leadership.  Last year he was named coordinator of the college’s new Practice Success Program, aimed at preparing students for the business and financial aspects of succeeding in practice. He serves as the point man for that initiative, scheduling speakers and conducting evaluations to determine whether the seminars are resonating with students. He works diligently to develop the Practice Success Program into one that will transform how students view their future in chiropractic.

This year Dr. Dooley has taken on a leadership role for the college’s Clinic Challenge Experience, which helps students make a successful transition from classroom to chiropractic internship by sharpening their professional focus, energizing their passion for chiropractic and exposing them to success principles for practice. He is truly dedicated to seeing his students succeed for the betterment of both his alma mater and the chiropractic profession.

Sherman College named its 2016 award recipients April 28-30 as part of Lyceum, an annual continuing education and homecoming event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held on the college’s campus in Spartanburg, SC, and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs.