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Chiropractic Education, Practice and the Future: A Survey

The Chiropractic profession is involved in serious discussion regarding issues facing chiropractic education and how those issues relate to clinical practice and the future of the profession.

We are conducting a survey of the profession to be focused on current senior level students and practitioners who have graduated within the past two years in order to get their views on these issues. In order to do that we first need to devise a valid survey instrument and are conducting a Delphi Consensus Process to determine the questions that will be asked.

We are requesting your participation in this process.

You will be asked to participate by providing questions that you feel will garner the most helpful information regarding how well the chiropractic educational process is preparing graduates for clinical practice as well as how students and recent graduates feel about clinical practice and the future of the profession.

Through a structured series of reviews these questions will then be reworked until consensus is reached that we have a survey which will address much of the concerns we would like to explore.

Your role in this phase will simply be to provide questions that you would like to be asked in the final survey related to:

  • Your educational experience
  • Your practice experience and preparation
  • Your opinions regarding the future of the chiropractic profession



Faculty from several chiropractic institutions are participating in this project including:

  • Life University College of Chiropractic
  • Life West Chiropractic College
  • Sherman College of Chiropractic
  • Palmer University
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College

Chiropractic organizations are also involved including:

  • Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
  • International Federation of Chiropractors & Organizations
  • Movement for Chiropractic Quality and Integrity

Title of Project: Attitudes of students and recent graduates of chiropractic educational programs regarding curricular content, preparation for practice and the future of the chiropractic profession.

This project has been approved by the Human Subjects Committee (IRB) of Life University in Marietta Georgia USA.

The investigators include:

  • Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
  • Christopher Kent DC, JD
  • William Decken DC
  • Steve Tullius DC
  • Arno Burnier DC
  • Joel Alcantara DC

There is additionally a Delphi Panel being establsihed through this first phase as well.

For information about the study please contact the Principal Investigator: Matthew McCoy DC, MPH: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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