What to expect?
The University of Western States Doctor of Chiropractic program prepares its graduates to practice as primary care chiropractic physicians with the following competencies:
- Perform appropriate patient assessments and formulate a diagnosis(es.)
- Develop, execute and update appropriate case management plans.
- Deliver safe, appropriate and effective treatments.
- Produce, update and protect accurate patient records and relevant documentation.
- Recall and apply knowledge of basic and clinical sciences pertinent to health care.
- Demonstrate evidence informed critical thinking and decision making skills resulting in sound clinical reasoning and judgment.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately in patient care and professional interactions
- Promote health, wellness, safety and disease prevention including public health issues relevant to patients.
- Demonstrate ethical conduct and knowledge of the legal responsibilities of a health care provider and clinical practice owner or employee.
- Critically access, appraise and apply scientific literature and other health information resources to provide effective patient care and promote intellectual and professional development.
- Recognize the evolution of chiropractic and describe its role in integrative health care.