Doctor of Chiropractic
At Logan University, students receive extensive clinical training through the Logan University Chiropractic Health Centers. Student interns and residents, under direct supervision of our teaching clinicians, are well-trained in chiropractic techniques. Patients receive chiropractic care for conditions that range from back and neck problems to complaints of headache, allergies, injuries and a variety of conditions affecting the quality of life. More than 60,000 patient visits are recorded annually at Logan’s health centers.
The Assessment Center gives students the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience. The Center is designed to simulate actual clinical patient encounters for learning and assessments. From Trimesters 1-10 in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program, as well as throughout the master's degree programs, students have the opportunity to work with one another and with standardized patients trained to simulate real patients with specific conditions. The multidisciplinary learning environment of Logan’s Assessment Center enables students to become more proficient in all areas of patient care as they proceed into and through the Logan clinic system.
In Trimester Seven, students enter into the Student Clinic where they begin their journey to treat patients. Here they treat other students and student family members under the supervision of faculty clinicians who guide students through the process of treating patients.
In Trimester Eight, students enter one of Logan’s five outpatient health centers. This is where students become interns and treat members of the public under the supervision of faculty clinicians. The Health Center Practicum is a one year course which exposes students to a large variety of patient encounters and cases.
Interns may also participate in rotations at a variety of health centers offering chiropractic care to diverse audiences including veterans, the physically disabled, the homeless and underinsured populations. Logan continues to build relationships and expand the opportunities for interns. Current relationships include:
CHIPS Health and Wellness Center - CHIPS is a nonprofit organization that provides health care and social services for the underserved and uninsured. Logan interns and overseeing clinician provide care twice a week.
University of Missouri (Mizzou) - Logan operates a clinic in Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri in Columbia and offers chiropractic care for all Mizzou athletes.
Paraquad - Paraquad is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. Logan operates a clinic for patrons of Paraquad three days a week.
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center - This facility offers chiropractic care for chemically and alcohol dependent adult men two evenings a week.
Scott Air Force Base - Logan interns and an overseeing clinician care for military patients at SAFB, located in Illinois, a 25 minute drive from downtown St. Louis.
St. Patrick Center - At the St. Patrick Center, homeless and impoverished individuals are given free health care including chiropractic care.
Veteran's Administration Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks - Located in south St. Louis County, Logan interns offer chiropractic care to veterans multiple days per week.
Logan University offers a unique experience to Doctor of Chiropractic students in their last trimester. The Preceptor Program allows a student who has completed all of their clinical and educational requirements to leave the campus and work with a chiropractor in the field. This program enables students to work within a clinical atmosphere outside the campus setting. Students who participate in this portion of the curriculum are able to gain real-world experience while determining where they might want to practice.
Click here to view the Preceptor Program Handbook.
Department of Radiology
Logan interns often use the Department of Radiology in conjunction with patient care. The Department of Radiology is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care by employing safe, comfortable, cost effective and high quality diagnostic imaging services. The department's mission supports the broader mission of Logan University, which is to provide quality education in chiropractic care through practice, education and research.
After graduation, opportunities are available for Doctors of Chiropractic to participate in a residency program. The purpose of the program is to present an organized course of study in the field of Diagnostic Imaging for the Chiropractic Physician. The program is a three calendar year on-campus academic residency program. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the resident is eligible to sit for the examination by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DABCR).
To learn more about the Department of Radiology, click here.
Clinic Abroad Program
Logan will visit the Dominican Republic between April 25th and May 4th for the second annual Clinic Abroad trip. A total of eight interns and two clinicians are scheduled to make the trip.
In May of 2014, Logan offered its first Clinic Abroad opportunity. Under the guidance of three Logan Doctors of Chiropractic from its Chiropractic Health Centers, 11 students treated over 541 patients on a 10-day trip to a poverty-stricken community in central Costa Rica.
Logan's Clinic Abroad Program will be offered once a year, but may expand further depending on demand.
"The trip to Costa Rica with my fellow Logan students and clinicians was a life changing experience for me. It helped me realize that chiropractic is truly amazing and that it should be available to everyone worldwide."
"Each member of our group helped to shape what we wanted to get out of the trip and each one of us came away with more than we could have ever wished for. It created many new friendships and molded some amazing clinical skills in each one of us."
"Clinic Abroad was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone. It is life changing to experience and puts things into much better perspective. We touched a lot of people’s lives who normally are on their own and underserved."