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FREE VISIT at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center for our Valentines 2016

Sherman College hearts and hands valentines promotion

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: Monday, February 15, 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: Shirlene Burnsed or Tammy Windham
sburnsed@sherman.edu or twindham@sherman.edu
Online: Go to www.sherman.edu/hc.

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Chiropractic Practice Management: Advice for Future Entrepreneurs

Sherman's partnership with TLC4Superteams trains students so they can start their own practices after graduation

Sherman’s partnership with TLC4Superteams trains students so they can start their own practices after graduation

Thinking back to when he first began his chiropractic career, Dr. Edwin Cordero, president of Sherman College, recalls: “One of the main things I realized when I entered the profession is that when I graduated, I didn’t have the necessary skills to open a practice. That made it very challenging.”

While he rose to the challenge and managed a successful practice for 19 years, those first years were a difficult adjustment.

Now, as the fifth president of Sherman College, Dr. Cordero is working hard to ensure that future graduates can make a smoother transition into the world of practice management.

His goal is “to offer our students the opportunity to develop that business acumen that I had lacked, to acquire the entrepreneurial skills they need to run their own businesses, because a practice is truly a business.”

How is he achieving that goal? Read on to find out how Sherman College’s newest initiative helps prepare chiropractic students for practice management success.

Sherman Partners with TLC4Superteams to Help Students Learn Practice Management

To help students graduate with a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of managing a practice, Sherman has partnered with the chiropractic coaching company TLC4Superteams.

Together, they have developed an innovative new Practice Success Program. After five years of careful planning and piloting exchanges, the first formal sessions are now being integrated into Sherman’s curriculum.

Sessions take place during the first two days of each academic quarter. The classes bring in top industry professionals and each one focuses on different aspects of starting, maintaining, and building a successful chiropractic business practice – from what type of practice to open to what steps to take during the 12 weeks prior to opening that new clinic.

Sherman students will complete the program with a clear understanding of how to market their skills as entrepreneurs, and successfully launch their brand new practice.

Students Use Visualization & Self-Reflection to Map Professional Goals

During their first session with TLC4Superteams, students learn the steps of planning a successful chiropractic practice.

They begin by creating a personal storyboard in order to visualize their greatest joys as prospective chiropractors, future goals for their practice, and their own individual paths to success.

The storyboard helps students articulate their professional goals and create a roadmap to success

The storyboard helps students articulate their professional goals and create a roadmap to success

The session, aptly named “The Practice of Your Dreams, Part 1: Your Toolboxes to Growth,” guides students through the construction of a practise success portfolio, and a self-assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses, and which type of practice would suit them best.

Students Learn to Budget for Practise Management Success

After building their success “toolbox,” students move on to the next phase their chiropractic practice management success program.

The second session, “Budgeting to Success,” is led by a TD Bank professional who teaches students the ins and outs of careful financial planning. Among other things, students learn how to manage their loans while still in chiropractic college, so that by the time they graduate, they are well positioned to launch their own practice.

Sherman students learn the ins and outs of building good credit and other essential practise management skills

Sherman students learn the ins and outs of building good credit and other essential practise management skills

Equipped with best practices in patient care AND a fundamental understanding of business management, Sherman students are well on their way to launching chiropractic practices build for long-term success!
Wondering what other skills doctor of chiropractic students build in the practice management sessions?

Visit Sherman College for full details, and to learn more about admission!

Interns Join Chiropractic Health Center at Sherman College Winter 2016

New Interns at Sherman Clinic Winter 2016 quarter

Twenty-three interns celebrated the entrance of the final phase of their chiropractic education on January 8 during a pinning ceremony at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center. The Chiropractic Health Center, located at 2020 Springfield Road in Boiling Springs, is a teaching clinic for chiropractic students in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the doctor of chiropractic program.

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 30,000 patient visits per year.

During the ceremony, Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, D.C., administered the Pledge of Professionalism. A charge was given by Executive Vice President Neil Cohen, D.C., and the interns’ nametags were officially presented them to be pinned 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 Dwayne Hoskins, D.C. “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 the 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 lunch-and-learn programs – 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:


Courtney Brosious Shanna Jackson
Caroline Byrd   Mage Lee
Jeremy Chada   Kayleigh McCormick
Alfonso Chie Karen McCurley
Sarah Cohen Monty Trea Miller
Rocco Crapis Maudeline Ogoo
Nicholas Frigiola Anton Pyatetsky
Kara Gingras Laurel Sams
Justin Griffin Breanna Smith
Katie Guida Kruti Vora
Sean Hickman Marcus Woodburn
Eric Ihle

International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) 2016 Call for Submissions

IRAPS logo(International Research and Philosophy Symposium)

Conference Theme: Subluxation Correction: Essential to Patient-Centered Care

April 1, 2016: Deadline for submissions
April 15, 2016: Notification to authors
April 22, 2016: Author confirmation to present

Conference Location: Spartanburg, SC, at the Spartanburg Marriott (downtown Spartanburg)
Conference Dates: October 1-2, 2016
Conference Link: www.sherman.edu/iraps

On October 1-2, 2016, Sherman College of Chiropractic will host the 13th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), a peer-reviewed chiropractic conference that addresses vertebral subluxation research and the philosophy of chiropractic.

The theme for 2016 is Subluxation Correction: Essential to Patient-Centered Care. Much has been written and discussed on the topic of patient-centered care (PCC) in recent years. A working definition of patient-centered care that may be helpful in constructing an IRAPS submission is: “Relationship-based primary care that meets the individual patient and family’s needs, preferences, and priorities” (from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

How does the location, analysis, correction of vertebral subluxation (LACVS) fit into patient- centered care? This question and others similar to it will be addressed at the conference, which will include:

a) A keynote speaker offering a vision for chiropractic’s future in research and context of the theme.
b) Presentation of abstracts (podium or poster)
c) An interactive panel discussion>

The goal of IRAPS 2016 is to bring together leaders in philosophy and research as well as practitioners who are centered on the vertebral subluxation practice, to build a stronger academic community worldwide regarding the subluxation model of chiropractic. Our intent is to foster a view that the chiropractic profession is centered on vertebral subluxation, based on vitalism, dedicated to research and developing a discipline of philosophy.

Abstract formats
Abstracts are to take the form of short papers having approximately 300 words. References are expected. Use 12 point font size throughout abstract.

Topic examples for this year’s abstracts may include:

• How LACVS fits into the patient-centered model of health care.
• Does patient-centered care include concepts contained in chiropractic philosophy such as vitalism?

Panel discussion
The panel topic for this year’s IRAPS is “The Relationship Between Subluxation-Centered Care and Patient-Centered Care.” As with abstract submissions, panelists will be selected using a peer-review process. Potential panelists will submit the following information in a Word document, explaining why they should be selected, based on his or her: a) level of interest in the topic, b) why there is an interest, and c) qualifications relative to the topic.

Each submission undergoes a peer-reviewed process. Preference will be given to submissions that relate to the theme. If accepted, abstracts will be approved for either a podium, poster, or panelist presentation. Email the submission as a word document to Dr. John Hart at jhart@sherman.edu. Include CVs for all authors in your email. The brief CV should include author’s educational background and other scholarly accomplishments.

Registration is open and up to 11 hours of continuing education credit will be available; for additional information about the symposium, go to www.sherman.edu/iraps. View the full Call for Submissions at http://www.sherman.edu/intranet/continuing-education/IRAPS2016abstracts.pdf.

Sherman Names Faculty, Staff Member of the Year for 2015

Dr. Kevin Power and Monte Guffey were recently honored by Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college.

Kevin Power is named Faculty Member of the year 2015 by Sherman CollegeAn assistant professor of clinical sciences and assistant case doctor at the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. Power was named Faculty Member of the Year, an honor he also received in 2010. “Dr. Power has a long history with Sherman College, from a student to an esteemed faculty member,” says Vice President for Academic Affairs / Provost Robert Irwin, D.C. “He has always been willing to step up for new and sometimes challenging assignments, and he has proven to be an innovator when it comes to student learning. His service in the classroom and the health center are greatly appreciated.”

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P., adds that “Dr. Power has really found his place at Sherman College, and the students love him. He has a special way of communicating, especially in the practical teaching environment; he is kind and patient and very experienced.”

A 1981 Sherman graduate, Power has 34 years of private practice experience, practicing for five years in his home state of Victoria, Australia, and then in Spartanburg. He joined the college faculty in 2002 and teaches and assists in technique classes as well as serving as a faculty doctor in the student clinic.
He is an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where he leads a Sunday School class. He plays bass guitar, golf and racquetball, and he plays bass in a men’s country/bluegrass gospel group. Power is the youngest of five brothers, all doctors of chiropractic. He and his wife, Christine, have four children, Summer, Joe, Matt and Holly, and three grandchildren; their eldest son, Joe, graduated from Sherman College in 2013.

Monte Guffey is named Staff Member of 2015 by Sherman College Guffey, the college’s maintenance supervisor, was named Staff Member of the Year. “Monte has taken on new responsibilities as a supervisor head-on and demonstrated that great followers become great leaders,” says Vice President for Business and Finance Karen Canup, C.P.A., of Guffey’s growth at the college. “He is a phenomenally hard worker who takes pride in doing things the right way. He is not satisfied to simply complete a task or project; he is driven to give every assignment his best effort.”

This is Guffey’s second time being named Staff Member of the Year; he was first honored in 2009. He joined the college in 2006 as groundskeeper, moved on to grounds supervisor and was promoted to maintenance supervisor this year.

An Inman, SC, native, Guffey is an ordained minister and previously served as youth pastor at Northgate Free Will Baptist Church in Lyman for five years and as pastor at Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Spartanburg for four years. He and his wife, Michelle, are currently members at North Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church, where their new ministry (Fill in the Gap Ministries) is thriving.

For the past two years, the couple have been helping other churches, by filling the pulpit when their pastor can’t be in the service. Guffey’s hobbies include preaching, teaching and studying the Bible; his favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife and their three puppies.

Fifty Complete Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Sherman College

December 2016 Sherman College Graduates with Dr. Edwin Cordero

December 2015 Graduates with Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero

Fifty students from around the world received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The commencement was a shared ceremony for December 2015 and March 2016 graduates.

Kevin D. McDade of Pennsylvania, recipient of the Milton W. Garfunkel Award for the December class, and Ryan Michael Burkhart of Michigan, recipient for the March class, presented farewell addresses to their classmates. The Garfunkel Award is the highest award given at graduation. Students receiving this honor must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above, and in addition, best exemplify those qualities Sherman College would like to inculcate in all of its graduates: love of the profession, an understanding of the philosophy, willingness to share, and service to the college and community.

McDade and Burkhart also both received the Academic Achievement Award for their respective classes. The Academic Achievement Award is given to the individual in each graduating class who maintains the highest grade point average throughout his or her studies at Sherman College.

Rachel Veronica Leskosky of Pennsylvania (March) and Melinda Ratcliff Hallam (March) of Tennessee were presented with the Service Distinction Award. This distinction is not given at every graduation; rather it is given to students who stand out for their significant and distinguished service contributions to Sherman College and the local community throughout their course of study.

The Clinical Excellence Award was presented to Tara Lynn Madden of California (December) and Brittany A. Maywalt (March) of Mississippi in recognition of their successful practices in the Health Center. This award is given to an intern in each class who has diligently worked to develop skills in the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic, maintained an A average in the clinical program and exhibited superior overall clinical performance and professionalism.

Leskosky also received the B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award. This honor is given to outstanding students who exemplify the profound philosophical understanding necessary to translate the universal principles of life into the workable philosophy, science and art which is chiropractic.

The commencement address was given by Peter J. Kevorkian, D.C., chair of the Sherman College Board of Trustees. Kevorkian and his wife, Patricia A. Giuliano, D.C., share a unique home/office family practice in Westwood, MA. Kevorkian teaches internationally on chiropractic philosophy, children and chiropractic and family practice. He is president of the board of directors and instructor for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). In addition to serving as chair of the board of Sherman College of Chiropractic, he is chair of the board of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations and also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society. He is a 1982 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Timothy J. Burkhart, D.C., B.C.I.M., a 1984 Sherman College graduate and father of March graduate and Garfunkel Award recipient Ryan Burkhart, delivered the charge to the graduates. He owns and practices at Burkhart & Chapp Chiropractic, PLC, in Caledonia, MI. Burkhart has been in private practice since his graduation from Sherman College, working with thousands of patients, and is a leading authority on the integration of non-surgical spinal decompression into clinical practice. He is certified in the Pierce Results System and in videofluoroscopy. He is a past practitioner and member of the board of directors for the Center for Complementary Health Care and developer, clinical director and lead trainer for HillDT Solutions, LLC, both in Grand Rapids. He continues to practice full-time while lecturing and training both nationally and internationally.

The doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College requires students to complete more than 4,800 hours (14 quarters) of classroom and laboratory study and also includes an internship in the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. To enter the D.C. program, students must have at least 90 semester hours of college-level courses, including courses in the sciences.

March 2016 Sherman College Graduates with Dr. Edwin Cordero

March 2016 Sherman College Graduates with Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero

A Brief History of X-Ray Technology in Chiropractic Science

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X-ray technology and chiropractic have a long history together. In fact, they were both discovered in the same year!

For decades, chiropractors have used x-rays to:

  • Obtain a clear image of the structural aspect of the patient’s spine (the neurological aspect requires other testing)
  • Advance chiropractic research
  • Confirm injuries, tumors, or other contraindications to adjustment

Here’s a look at the history of x-ray technology, and how it has helped chiropractors provide even better care for their patients.

The Discovery of X-Rays: A Timely Event for Chiropractic

On September 18, 1895, D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment. D.D. Palmer had learned that the janitor working in his building, Harvey Lillard, had lost his hearing after feeling a “pop” in his neck some 17 years prior. Mr. Lillard agreed to have D.D. palpate his spine, which revealed a noticeable misalignment. Palmer hypothesized that the pop and the misaligned vertebra in Harvey Lillard’s spine must have been related to his loss of hearing, and asked if he could perform a small adjustment. Soon after, Lillard’s hearing was restored, which set in motion the formal beginnings of chiropractic.

Then, just a couple months later, another groundbreaking development occurred that would come to change the field of chiropractic. On November 8th that year, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was experimenting with cathode-ray tubes at his lab in Wurzburg, Germany. He too noticed something odd: an unknown radiation from his tube was causing a nearby phosphorous material to glow.

He began investigating this strange new radiation, and eventually published a paper about his findings. He called this new radiation x-rays, and declared that these rays could peer through soft tissues to reveal the hard bones underneath. He even included an x-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, which was the first x-ray radiograph of a human.

The Use of X-Rays in Chiropractic Science

The discovery of x-rays soon attracted the attention of health care professionals all over the world. They immediately saw the potential of this mysterious new tool and its ability to peer inside the body.

Just a few months after the discovery of x-rays, they were already being used to identify bullet wounds, discover broken bones, and help medical doctors better treat their patients.

It was D.D. Palmer’s son, B.J., who brought x-ray technology to the field of chiropractic. While early chiropractors had been perhaps justifiably concerned about these unknown rays – early x-ray technology sometimes exposed patients to potentially harmful doses of radiation – B.J. understood that it could play an important role in developing chiropractic education, practice and research. In 1910, he introduced x-ray to the chiropractic profession and brought the first x-ray machine to the Palmer School of Chiropractic.

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Chiropractic colleges today still continue to use x-ray – although it has been refined over the years; most chiropractic colleges, including Sherman, have now installed digital x-ray technology on their campuses.

Digital X-Rays: A Recent Innovation for Chiropractic Practice

While x-rays still remain one of the most effective ways for healthcare practitioners to look inside the human body, this technology has been refined over the last few decades. Today’s students at chiropractic college, for example, often use digital x-ray technology.

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Sherman students learn how to use digital x-ray technology as they study to become doctors of chiropractic

Digital x-ray technology was first developed in 1987 and has since become an integral part of healthcare. Unlike previous x-ray technology, doctors of chiropractic don’t have to wait for digital images to be developed. Even better, digital x-rays expose patients to less radiation, making x-rays safer for patients; Sherman College’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center has been able to reduce exposure by 66 percent. Other benefits of digital x-ray include sharper images and less wait time because there is no lengthy image processing; once an image is taken, the system is immediately ready for the next exposure.

Which other technologies do you think have had a profound impact on chiropractic science?

Faculty Member Laura Greene-Orndorff, D.C., Wins National Recipe Contest

greene-orndorff3Laura Greene-Orndorff, D.C., a Sherman College graduate, professor and radiology department chair, received national attention this week as she won The 700 Club’s monthly recipe contest. The contest had a holiday theme, and the recipe was featured on the organization’s daily show.

I always make this cake for the Christmas holiday and will be making it again this Christmas,” she said. “The entire recipe is made from scratch and takes many steps, but it’s so worth it.


Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8 inch cake

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Sparkling Cranberries
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup water

Cranberry Cake
3 1/3 cups (480g) all-purpose flour
2 cups (400g) sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups salted butter (340g), room temperature
3 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup (240ml) sour cream
1 cup (240ml) milk
3 cups fresh cranberries


White Chocolate Icing
12 oz white chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
8-9 cups powdered sugar



Sparkling Cranberries
1. Bring 1 cup sugar and water to a simmer in a saucepan. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Pour simple syrup into a heatproof bowl and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
3. Add cranberries and stir to coat.
4. Refrigerate cranberries in syrup overnight, stirred a couple times to coat with syrup.
5. Remove cranberries from syrup and roll in remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. You’ll need to roll them a few times to get a couple layers of sugar on them.
6. Set cranberries aside to dry for a hour or so.

Cranberry Cake
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 8 inch cake pans with baking spray and parchment paper in the bottom of the pans.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add butter, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed just until smooth. Do not over mix.
4. Gently stir in cranberries.
5. Spread batter evenly between the three cake pans.
6. Bake 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
7. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.

White Chocolate Icing
1. Place white chocolate chips in a metal bowl.
2. Microwave heavy cream until it starts to boil. Remove from microwave and pour over chocolate chips.
3. Cover bowl with saran wrap for 5-7 minutes.
4. Whisk chocolate and cream until smooth.
5. Allow ganache to sit until mostly cool. It should be thick.
6. Beat the ganache with a mixer for about 2-3 minutes, until smooth and fluffy.
7. Add butter and beat until it is fully combined.
8. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until it is fluffy and the right consistency. Add more cream if needed.

To put the cake together:
1. Remove cake domes from cakes with a large serrated knife.
2. Place first layer of cake on cake plate. Spread about icing on top in an even layer.
3. Add second layer of cake and add more icing on top in an even layer.
4. Add final layer of cake on top and ice the outside of the cake.
5. Top the cake with sparkling cranberries and add some around the edge, if desired.

How a Family Atmosphere Helps Enhance Your Chiropractic Training

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When we ask our students what they love most about Sherman, they often bring up our philosophy of chiropractic, expert instructors, and hands-on approach.

But, time and time again, what students mention most is that at Sherman you’re not just a number. Our intimate class settings, friendly instructors, and welcoming atmosphere make you feel like you’re part of a family – from the time you first step onto our campus to graduation and beyond.

How does a family atmosphere benefit your chiropractic education? We asked some of our students – Rachel, Jimmy, Alec and Rocio – and here’s what they had to say!

A Sense of Community Makes You a Better Chiropractor

When it came to choosing which chiropractic college to attend, Jimmy decided that shadowing local chiropractors would help him decide which college prepared its students best. “I decided to shadow a couple of different chiropractors who went to different schools to see how they performed in their practices,” he remembers. “The only chiropractor that resonated with me was the Sherman graduate, ainly because of the way he treated patients, how he worked with patients, and how he had the overall environment of his office.”

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Rocio also first heard of Sherman through a chiropractor that she admired. For years, she knew she wanted to help people with a career in healthcare. “My chiropractor told me that he thought I would be a good chiropractor,” she says about her career choice, “and he said that if I pursued this profession, the only place to go was Sherman. He told me that [at] Sherman, you could find the essence of what chiropractic really is.” Rocio’s chiropractor explained “that’s what you would find: the philosophy, art, and science – the way that it was meant to be. And,” she remembers, “he said that at Sherman, I would really feel a family environment.”

A Supportive Environment Can Help You Through Difficult Times at Chiropractic College

Studying to become a doctor of chiropractic is no easy task. You’ll have to complete tough courses in subjects like neuroanatomy, microbiology, and biochemistry – among many other important topics you’ll need to know to graduate with a chiropractic degree.

“Coming to a graduate program for me was a little tough,” says Jimmy. “It was a little bit out of my game, a little bit out of my way, and so the first classes were tough for me.” But Jimmy also remembers that during that difficult time, “Sherman taught me to always reach out, don’t ever give up, to always keep going.”

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Students get support from Sherman’s caring instructors and staff, as well as from their fellow classmates.

“If a [faculty member] sees that you’re having trouble in class,” says Rocio, “they’ve helped me, they’ve helped so many of my classmates because they really want everyone to graduate. It’s not like in other professions where they’re weeding people out.”

At Sherman, Rocio says, “They want everyone to do well because they see the potential in everyone.”

A Warm Atmosphere Makes Your Chiropractic Training an Unforgettable Experience

Rachel, who will be graduating this December, has already begun reflecting on the time she has spent as a Sherman student completing her chiropractor training. “Sherman is definitely a community,” she says. “It’s a real thing.” Even before she began her first quarter at Sherman, she remembers that “I felt like I was already part of a family.”

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Chiropractic college is rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Alec also remembers immediately feeling welcomed into the Sherman community. When he first visited the Sherman campus, he says he thought to himself, “I have to come to this school… my heart knew that this was where I had to be.”

That sense of community has stayed with each of these students throughout their education, which Jimmy sums up by saying:

“When I come to Sherman every morning,” says Jimmy, “I open the door and I literally say ‘I’m home.’”

Are you interested in visiting our campus to see for yourself what makes Sherman so special?

Book your campus tour today by visiting Sherman.edu!

Sherman College Awarded 2016 Military Friendly® Schools Designation


Victory Media has named Sherman College of Chiropractic to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list, a designation given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. Victory Media is the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. This is the college’s third consecutive year receiving the Military Friendly® designation.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero said the Military Friendly® Schools designation has special meaning to him. “Sherman College has a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our military service members who give so much to our country,” Dr. Cordero said. “We are eager to reach more military members and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others. I think it is especially fitting, since Sherman College of Chiropractic holds service to others as a major component of its mission.”

Inclusion on the list of Military Friendly® Schools shows a commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students, according to Victory Media. The need for education is growing, and Victory Media’s mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

Sherman College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com. For more information about Sherman College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.sherman.edu/militaryfriendly.