Doctors of Chiropractic are not only trained in problems dealing with the spine, but are formally educated in clinical examination and diagnosis of the entire human body and they have training comparable to medical or osteopathic doctors in the basic sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc. A report by Meredith Gonyea, Ph.D., President of the Center for Studies in Health Policy, Inc., found that among all health care professions, “only D.C.s [Doctor of Chiropractic], M.D.s [Medical Doctors], and D.O.s [Doctors of Osteopathy] focus on health care interventions for the well being of the whole person.” Dr. Gonyea concluded that “the D.C. can be considered a generalist in the provision of primary health care services and a specialist in the use of chiropractic treatment methods. The method of practice is similar to the M.D. or D.O. who provides generalist primary care services and is a specialist in internal medicine”.

Chiropractic Hours*
Subject Medical Hours*
532 Anatomy/Embryology 321
213 Physiology 118
269 Psychology** 174
108 Chemistry 100
118 Microbiology 103
429 Diagnosis*** 229
194 Neurology 145
306 X-ray 104
47 Psychology/Psychiatry 244
41 Obstetrics/Gynecology 380
90 Orthopedics 380




Total Hours