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DC vs MD Training

Chiropractic Education VS Medical Education

 Chiropractors go through an immense amount of schooling to receive a “Doctor of Chiropractic” degree (also known as a D.C.). Their collegiate agenda is as follows:

 – Graduate from a four year college.

– Completing at least two years undergraduate study, with a focus on the sciences.

– Four years of Chiropractic Education.

– Take mandatory internships.

– At least 900 hours of work in a Chiropractic Clinic.

– After graduating, pass written and oral board exams, at national and state levels.

A Chiropractor may opt to choose to advance their degree in an area of specialty.

These areas include: Chiropractic neurology, radiology, sports medicine, as well as many other fields.

Chiro Class Hours                                                                             MD Class Hours

     520                                             Anatomy                                                      508

     420                                             Physiology                                                  326

      271                                            Pathology                                                    335

      300                                            Chemistry                                                  325

      114                                            Bacteriology                                               130

      370                                            Diagnosis                                                   374

      320                                            Neurology                                                    112

      217                                            X-Ray                                                          148

      65                                               Psychiatry                                                   144

      65                                               Obstetrics & Gynecology                          198

      225                                            Orthopedics                                                156

2,887                                            TOTAL HOURS                                     2,756

Adjusting,                 Other required subjects for doctors of chiropractic     Pharmacology,

Manipulation,                             and doctors of medicine                                 Immunology,

Kinesiology,                                                                                                          general surgery,

and other similar                                                                                                   and other basic

subjects related to                                                                                                subjects related to

their specialty.                                                                                                       their specialty.

4,485                                GRAND TOTAL CLASS HOURS                      4,248

Areas Served

San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountin View

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