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03-03-2010, 09:17 AM
Hi, If you have the choice where would you go U.S. or down under?

03-07-2010, 04:06 PM
US for Chiro as that is where Chiro started, right ?? Not Australia....Palmer CC.

If you are science based, then think: NUHS, SCUH or Bridgeport U, and Logan CC.

Straight Approach (Don't recommend it): Life, Palmer, Parker, Sherman CC.

Good luck,
what about going DO or MD ?

03-08-2010, 12:47 PM
It would probably also depend on where you want to practice. If you want to get licensed in the U.S., you might want to stick to a U.S. school. The science based ones that UHSADOC listed (I would replace Logan with Western States on that list) are pretty highly rated among all chiropractic schools in the world, so if you are from the U.S., i don't think running off to Australia just to find a good chiropractic school, is really all that necessary.

But really i would say if you want to practice in Australia, go to a school in Australia and if you want to practice in the U.S., go to a school in the U.S., preferably science based ones.

03-08-2010, 01:14 PM
Review of Chiropractic Colleges:
http://reviews.planetc1.com/Chiropractic_Schools_USA.html (http://reviews.planetc1.com/Chiropractic_Schools_USA.html)

My Top 7 Picks:

I would ONLY consider these top 7 (Very Strong Science Background & Multi Disciplinary Programs. ie School also offer additional programs: BSc in Human Biology, MSc/MA, ND / Acupuncture / Postgraduate in Rehab / Orthopedics / Radiology.)

Don't even bother with Australia, as all these colleges are approved world wide, and will prepare you for your NBCE Boards.

http://www.nuhs.edu/ (http://www.nuhs.edu/)
http://www.cmcc.ca/ (http://www.cmcc.ca/)
http://www.nwhealth.edu/ (http://www.nwhealth.edu/)
http://www.scuhs.edu/ (http://www.scuhs.edu/)
https://www.bridgeport.edu/pages/1.asp (https://www.bridgeport.edu/pages/1.asp)
http://www.wschiro.edu/index.php (http://www.wschiro.edu/index.php)
http://www.logan.edu/ (http://www.logan.edu/)
Cheers :)

03-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Well certainly logan is better than many of the other chiro schools, like Life or Palmer. I just thought that your first post was listing your top 4 schools, in which case i would disagree with putting logan that far up. Although it now appears that isn't what you were saying.

From what i know, logan isn't a bad choice of school. There are just other chiro schools i would pick before going to logan ;)

There is a table that i have seen, over at chirobase, which shows a spectrum of how progressive and scientific a school is or how "straight" it is. I would base my rankings on that, for the most part.

I would post it but i guess i am not allowed until i have 20 posts on this board. Oh well.

03-21-2010, 10:14 AM
@ UHSADOC : I would like to correct you on the point that Parker is a straight school. Parker is actually a mixer institution. It has a strong basis on evidence based basic and clinical sciences curriculum.

Moreover, Parker Seminars are the biggest conference for all the chiropractors around the world to help teach and advance chiropractic. Graduates of all different chiropractic schools actually attend these seminars to learn how to run a practice and learn about different and innovative techniques and new research done as well.

Just thought I would point that out and clear the misconception and note that Parker is a mixer, evidence based school !

03-24-2010, 12:37 AM
I would like to correct you on the point that Parker is a straight school. Parker is actually a mixer institution

According to that spectrum that i was talking about, Parker is a bit right of center (right being a straight school and left being more reformist). The ideology of their average graduate, as of 2002 is very inline with the ICA but the interesting thing is that their ideology range is huge; much larger than the other schools. It rangers from very straight to fairly left wing. If the ICA's philosophy is any indication, however, it seems the average Parker student is a mixer while being a very strong proponent of subluxation theories.

04-15-2010, 08:04 AM
Parker has a bad reputation for being little more than a marketing school. The reson that their seminars are so well attended is that they have them in Vegas. They advocate everyhting that is wrong with chiropractic. As far as I am concerned there are only a handful of schools that are worth going to:
New York Chiropractic College
National University of Health Sciences
Western States

04-19-2010, 11:32 AM
in chiro education where you actually have 2 chiro colleges in the same state; and on the same side of the state (northeast texas for parker; southeast texas for texas chiro college in pasadena). there can be no doubt that parker is way more straight than TCC. I went to TCC, (OK, i know it was in the early 80s; that is 1980s not 1880s) and parker was just starting it own school. and we had a fair share from my original class go ahead and transfer to parker b/c of grade competition at TCC. As far as i am aware they all graduated, and in fact i spoke to one at the florida licensing exam in 1986. is there any reason to expect a difference in practice success from one school or another? beats me. you wouldn't believe how many kooky patients i get wanting me to fix their subluxation; when it is clearly obvious that the patient has a ruptured disc. now does that same patient have a subluxation? why would i care?

that probably makes me half a chiro from the strong subluxation guys.

i agree with evidencedbaseds' approval list. where does my old school fit though??


04-20-2010, 11:53 AM
I didn't include TCC because oddly enough I've never met a TCC grad. It was one of the schools I considered though.

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