Alumni Services


To empower our UWS alumni and friends community by supporting collaborative relationships and mentoring connections, and providing access to excellent professional resources and service, to foster successful career development and professional growth.

Our Services


Selling a practice, looking for a job or hoping to find your newest employee? Visit our classifieds section to find opportunities and post ads.

Professional Resources

Alumni services is working hard to find excellent resources for you in your professional life. We welcome your suggestions for areas of focus where you need support, and feedback on the resources we link to.

Recommended resources:

  • NCMIC’s practice resources provide detailed information about business planning, financing and insurance. Other topics covered include office management and hiring tips, as well as best practices for marketing and networking.
  • ACA’s practice management resources include sample documentation and coding information (available to ACA members), as well as broader practice management information available to all.
  • Practice Academy is designed to teach health care practitioners how to ethically and effectively build and grow their private practices or small businesses. Articles provide tips and techniques for building a successful online presence. Recommended reading – “Building a Digital Presence: Simplified
  • Wellpdx is an online directory of chiropractors, massage therapists, naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists practicing in the Portland area.
  • Holistic Entrepreneur Association is an online resource and community designed to provide health and wellness practitioners with resources and tools to build successful practices.

Alumni Benefits

We’re developing new resources and adding benefits. Have requests or suggestions to share? Contact us!

Campus Directory

Find contact information for current UWS staff and faculty, as well as the Board of Trustees in our directory.

Get Involved

Refer a Student

Student referrals carry immeasurable benefits to our community and our legacy of excellence in health sciences education. Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a student at UWS? Submit a referral form on their behalf so we can recognize you both.

Mentoring and Shadowing

What is the UWS Mentor Network?
The UWS Mentor Network is a program for students and alumni to receive support as they face various points and transitions in their education and professional careers. Incoming students of all programs are encouraged to sign-up as protégés. Current students are welcome to sign-up as protégés, ambassadors and mentors. Alumni can offer their expertise to current students, serve as ambassadors to prospective students, or get connected with alumni mentors of their own. Join the UWS Mentor Network today!

Shadowing Opportunities
Shadowing provides current and prospective students a space for varied in-person clinical observation. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to observe different types of practitioners and practice models in action, and is usually of brief duration – a few hours to a few days.

Interested students, as well as alumni and friends open to students shadowing can email Students should include their preferred location and type of practice or clinical focus they’re interested in. Alumni and friends can include their clinic information and preferred contact method.

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 should express their interest via email to 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. Application packets are sent directly to the preceptor doctor through email.

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.

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