Hayward, California — Dr. Brian Flannery has been named the new philosophy department chair at Life Chiropractic College West starting September 2012.  A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Flannery started his practice in 1998.  In addition to earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he has a Master’s of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and a Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards from Palmer and the ICA.   As a faculty member at Life University between 2005 and 2010, Dr. Flannery was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a 120+ hour business curriculum in the […]

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by Frank Zolli, DC (Dean, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic) As part of the clinical training program at the University of  Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC) students are required to perform clinic services, as has been required by all accredited chiropractic institutions for decades. Every chiropractor while going through our training has to go through the process of helping to securing patients to meet graduation requirements and be able to practice chiropractic. At UBCC we take that academic responsibility seriously and have a slightly different paradigm in our clinic focus. We look at that as an opportunity to make […]

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2011 Talk the TIC Finals Photos

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Parker Chiropractic University recently hosted a chiropractic speaking event known as Talk the TIC. Talk the TIC is a worldwide annual chiropractic health talk competition between chiropractic students effectively delivering a chiropractic message to others. I was a founding member of the Chiropractic Speaking Club at Los Angeles Cleveland Chiropractic College in the 90s and I learned how critically important public speaking is. It’s incredibly impressive to me to see what chiropractic students are doing today. Here are some photos sent to me from the event… 9 finalists were selected to Talk the TIC at Parker […]

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Planet Chiropractic News today had an article about Parker College of Chiropractic president Fabrizio Mancini and a university library in Mexico opening and being dedicated in his honor. I was sent 3 photos related to the news but only included one in the article so I wanted to share all 3 here. Photo 1: Biblioteca Dr. Fabrizio Mancini. The outside of the building looks great, very cool to see Dr. Fabrizio Mancini on the outside wall in large golden lettering. Photo 2: Dr. Fabrizio Mancini unveils UNEVE’s new library plaque as UNEVE’s rector, Jose Angel Fernandez […]

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Schools and Salaries

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I receive questions via email about chiropractic schools and chiropractic salaries more than any other topic related to the field. I took the time to answer a particular question today (Doctrine Degree and Chiropractor Intoxication Manslaughter) but the reality is I have hundreds of questions remaining unanswered that are growing stagnant. I do hope to get more of the emails answered but I find it takes about 30 minutes per email to provide a good reply. It’s a losing battle when 10+ queries come in daily. While looking for information on a question asked today, I […]

Support Your College Alumni Association

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I’m cleaning up my home office desk after Thanksgiving and I found a letter about becoming a lifetime alumni association member for Cleveland Chiropractic College (Los Angeles or Kansas City). I remembered wanting to bring this up before, but don’t recall doing a complete post. I really think it’s important for graduates of chiropractic schools to support their alumni associations. I didn’t necessarily feel that way at the time I was graduating, but 10 years later I can say that I’m quite thankful for my LA based chiropractic education, and I hope that many generations of […]

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. Over the weekend that was reviewing some nostalgic chiropractic magazines (like the 1996 ICA Review) and I was reminded of a chiropractic school that used to exist in the Pasadena area of southern California. The Southern California College of Chiropractic was still in business when I started my chiropractic education in the mid 1990s. I believe the school closed around late 1995 or sometime in 1996, with the majority of students transferring to Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Here is some historical information from a 1995 FACTS (Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenets and […]

On Schools and Chiropractic Education

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I had several e-mail questions this week regarding topics related to chiropractic schools, chiropractor salaries, and education required before entering a chiropractic program. They ranged from university students asking about continuing their education to become a chiropractor, an attorney asking about average incomes for sole practitioner doctors of chiropractic, and another college student asking about specific prerequisites required for entrance to chiropractic programs. While these are mostly my opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of an entire industry of natural health care practitioners, I’ve authored or indexed a number of articles that you may find helpful […]

Student Loan Market Crunch was Big News

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. I didn’t realize the news regarding education and the student loan crisis in the United States was as big news as it turned out to be. There was a student loan article appearing on planet chiropractic this past Thursday, and I caught a chuckle when I noticed it included with hundreds of related news articles from the day. I was in the office seeing patients on Thursday and I noticed a familiar face when I went to check news for the day. The person in the image (shown in the screen grab) works in my chiropractic […]

By Michael Dorausch, D.C. A 26 year old premed student e-mailed me earlier this week about attending chiropractic school. I get frequent e-mails similar to the one I’m sharing here, so I wanted to address some of these questions in a post, rather than have to e-mail each person back individually. Dear Dr. Dorausch, I just read your article “Assessing the Salary of a Chiropractor” and I found it both realistic and insightful. I am a 26 year old post baccalaureate pre-medical student from Boston, MA. I have one more year before I complete the prerequisites needed to apply to […]