The Chiropractic School Recruitment Requirement Problem 

From what I’ve heard, most chiropractic schools, if not all of them, have some sort of requirement regarding the recruitment of new patients to the school.  This factoid is conveniently kept under wraps until you actually start school.  I have not yet found any disclosure of, nor information about, this requirement on any chiropractic school websites.

However, the requirement is real.  Very real.  Your graduation depends on it.  Indeed, you could be a straight-A student, you could rock internship clinic, and you could fulfill all of your other requirements, but if you fail to recruit enough new patients to the school’s clinic, you will likely be denied the eligibility to graduate.

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Why Genova Diagnostics is now on my s**t list

Once upon a time, there were two major functional/specialty diagnostic laboratories.  They each offered some unique test profiles, but there was also a lot of overlap between the two.  The overlap, however, was not perfect duplication – for example, both labs claimed to offer amino acids testing, but one analyzed urinary output, while the other took a direct blood measurement.

The most pivotal test offered between the two labs is the comprehensive stool analysis.  Both labs offered a similar panel, but their methods differed greatly.  One utilized the DNA-based PCR method, which is highly superior, while the other utilized the standard culture method, which misses a lot.

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Why Chiropractic Needs Abraham Flexner

Some of you already know where I’m going with this.  Half are starting to clap, while the other half is drawing up “Wanted: Dead or Alive” posters.

Others of you don’t yet know who I’m talking about.  That’s okay.  I’ll explain.

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