Alumni and Friends

Alumni Relations Mission

Mission Statement: Connecting UWS alumni and friends to foster a vibrant and engaged community of integrated health care professionals.

UWS Alumni Relations Privacy Statement

What do you need?

Alumni News

University of Western States publishes the digital alumni and friendsinTouchmagazine twice per year! Check out the current and past editions here.


Posting to the UWS Community

Alumni, students, employees and friends of University of Western States are invited to join Switchboard to post or find opportunities.

Individuals or clinics not currently connected with UWS: Fill out this quick posting to UWS form to have your opportunity potentially posted to the UWS Switchboard community. Interested parties will be instructed to contact you directly. Consider posting your housing offer on Craigslist, Zillow, PadMapper and other external platforms. Please note these websites are not controlled or endorsed by UWS. 

Alumni Finder Map

The office of alumni relations receives requests asking to connect our alums to potential referrals, as well as requests to provide opportunities for alumni to connect with other UWS alumni in their local area. To make it easier to find a UWS alum, this easy-to-use map was created!

Get Involved


UWS Switchboard is a digital space to connect with the UWS community by asking for what you need and offering what you want to share. Join today!

Preceptor Program

What is the preceptorship?
The preceptorship is an opportunity for 12th-quarter interns in the Doctor of Chiropractic program to complete their education in the office of an experienced, licensed, approved chiropractor in private practice. Preceptorships are designed to expand the opportunities for individualized learning and professional growth by interns prior to graduation. The preceptor is the clinical teacher, role model and mentor contributing to the final component of the intern’s clinical education and training.

How do I participate as a UWS preceptor doctor?
Doctors interested in applying to be preceptors for the university can visit our preceptor page for more information or express their interest via email to [email protected]. A representative from the preceptor program will respond to inquiries and will review the eligibility requirements, describe the application process and prepare an application packet for completion.

How often will I have an intern placed in my practice?
Hosting an intern in a preceptorship is not an automatic or continual process.  Doctors approved as eligible preceptors are identified as such. Interns select their preceptorship location and are placed with the approved preceptor. Preceptorships are normally 10 weeks in length.

Community Based Internship (CBI) Program

Community Based Internship (CBI) Program is a pre-graduate program providing education in the field practice of chiropractic administered by UWS and approved by all pertinent accreditation and regulatory bodies. It is intended to enhance the clinical training of chiropractic interns in their 10th and 11th quarters who meet stringent competency requirements and applicable eligibility requirements to continue their training in an approved, private chiropractic practice in our community. CBI is a form of preceptorship. Learn more by visiting the CBI program webpage. 

Refer a Student

Student referrals are one of the most important ways our alumni and friends can give back. Because of that we consider our student referrers to be the cornerstone of our university. Our Cornerstone Society is a community network that is a critical part of how talented professionals find their way to UWS programs. 

Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about a UWS program? Share with them information about UWS programs. Have them submit their information in the request information form and our admissions team will reach out to them.   

Learn more about the Cornerstone Society and how to refer students. 

Please email the office of alumni relations at [email protected] if you have questions. 

Give to UWS

Your philanthropic support allows UWS students to get the best education possible and brings excellent, whole-person care to patients world-wide. Learn more about how your gift makes a difference.