Preferred Chiropractic Clinic

2601 Needmore Rd.   Dayton, Oh        (937) 277-7246 (PAIN)     

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 Chiropractic Education

Over my years in clinical practice a few patients have asked, "How long do you have to go to school to become a Chiropractor."

To receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree one must attend undergraduate school and receive a four year degree.  Then one applies to the Chiropractic College of their choice.  If accepted the DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) program is five years long.  The degree requires over 4400 hours of classroom instruction.  During the last      1 1/2 years the student also works in the College's Chiropractic Clinic performing all aspects of patient care and treatment.  Five separate National Board exams must also be passed before becoming licensed doctors.  The chart below compares a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program with a Medical Doctor (MD) degree program.



Doctor of Chiropractic                                               Medical Doctor            classroom hours                                                                    classroom hours

             540                                      Anatomy                                       508

             240                                      Physiology                                   326

             360                                      Pathology                                     401

             165                                      Chemistry                                     325

             120                                      Microbiology                                114

             630                                      Diagnosis                                      324

             320                                      Neurology                                     112

             360                                      X-Ray                                              148

             60                                        Psychiatry                                      144

             60                                        Obstetrics                                       148

             210                                      Orthopedics                                   156

             3,065                                   Total Hours                                  2,706

             1,420                         Other Required Subjects                    1,542

                                        GRAND TOTAL CLASS HOURS

             4,485   DC degree                                                           4,248   MD degree

As you can see from this chart your Doctor of Chiropractic is highly qualified and educated to care for all aspects of your health.  In fact, we receive far more education in musculoskeletal conditions then a Medical Doctor.  This is why your first choice of a Doctor for many conditions should be a Chiropractor.


1.  Chiropractic First

2.  Drugs and Medicine Second

3.  Surgery Last

If you have a problem that we do not think we can help, we will send you to a provider who can.

Providing Chiropractic Care to North Dayton Ohio since 2000!

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