NBCE Student Leadership Forum

Ainsley on her experience at the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Student Leadership Forum:

"In January 2016, I attended the Student Leadership Forum for the NBCE at their Greeley, Colorado headquarters. It was an honor to be selected and be one of eight who attended. The day began with a tour of the headquarters and meeting the staff. We were able to see the creation process of the board exams and how they filter and edit questions. We also listened to various departments discuss the myths and rumors about the exams.

The afternoon was set aside to discuss changes happening with the NBCE and examination process. Recently, the NBCE went to an online registration process which allows test takers to pay fees from their checking account. NBCE next plans for test takers to have the option to pay fees with their credit card. The NBCE shared that beginning in 2017, there will be options to take Parts 1, 2 and 3 and Physiotherapy six times a year.

The NBCE is also introducing Computer Based Testing (CBT). The traditional paper and pencil option will still be available in March and September, but beginning in June, exams will be administered by CBT. Some benefits of CBT include the ability to retake a failed portion of an exam sooner, when the information is still fresh in the tester taker’s mind. Students are able to decide which day and the order in which they want to take the exams. For example, a Part 1 tester could choose to do all six exams in one day and take chemistry, anatomy and then physiology, or whichever combination they decide. Hard copies of the exam will still be available during CBT in case of technical issues.
  
Part 4 will continue to be offered two times a year due to the amount of personnel needed to administer the practical exams.

Upon returning to Logan, I met with the Dean of the College of Chiropractic, Vincent DeBono, DC, CSCS, and Dean of Students, Shelley Sawalich, PhD, MS. We reviewed what I learned and discussed how Logan is ready to accommodate the changes. Yesterday, I presented this information at the General Assembly meeting. If you missed the meeting or have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.”

Ainsley can be reached at Ainsley.Hendon@logan.edu.

National Medicare Equality Petition


The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a major grassroots campaign to enact federal legislation that would achieve full physician status for doctors of chiropractic in Medicare. This initiative would significantly improve the health and wellness of our nation's aging population -- and your support is urgently needed.

The National Medicare Equality Petition will raise awareness of how the current Medicare system shortchanges seniors who want and need the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs)  to stay healthy, pain free and mobile, and how DCs  can be a part of the solution for what ails the U.S. health care system.

ACA is encouraging doctors of chiropractic across the country to ask their patients and other chiropractic supporters to sign the petition and add their names to a growing list of Americans who want rightful access to and full reimbursement for services provided by doctors of chiropractic for themselves or their loved ones who are Medicare patients. The plan is to let signers of the petition have their voice heard in Washington through a series of targeted grassroots campaigns to contact their members of Congress and demand a solution to this problem. The ultimate goal is to create a groundswell of support that Congress cannot ignore.

Intramural Bowling League - Spring 2016

Logan Intramurals has opened registration for a 4-week bowling league to be held at West County Bowling in Ellisville, Mo. The league will begin Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00pm. Cost per participant is $25 for the league (must be paid upfront) and $1.50/night for shoes (if needed). Participants will bowl three games each night. West County Bowling will handicap and record the scores weekly. At the completion of the league, players will have the option to participate in the first ever Logan Intramural Bowling Tournament for free.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please email Robert Powell at Robert.Powell@logan.edu.

Logan's Clinic Abroad Program from a Student's Perspective



Earlier this month, Trimester 8 student Taryn Lewis from Cincinnati, Ohio, was one of six students (accompanied by Southfield Health Center Clinician Aimee Jokerst, DC, FIAMA, and Mid Rivers Health Center Clinician Ashley Lewandoski, DC) who participated in Logan’s Clinic Abroad program to the Dominican Republic Jan. 2 through 11. 

Taryn on her experiences:

"The Clinic Abroad program was incredibly immersive, and the amount of practice and experience I gained was invaluable because I was required to rely on my skillsI would definitely do it again because of all that I learned from my peers and the clinicians.
 
We treated patients over the course of six days in two different cities which provided a lot of experience in a short amount of time. Being one of the younger students on the trip (the rest were Trimester 10 students), I was relying on the others’ opinions and critiquing on my adjustments during the first few days, but I quickly learned I could count on my skills and knowledge.

We saw patients with all kinds of symptoms from leg to shoulder problems. One man had previously been shot five times in the leg and was suffering from muscle issues due to scarring. Another man came in bent over and couldn’t look up to see people’s faces. Within three adjustments, he was standing straight up and told us he hadn’t been that way in a long time. It was truly astounding to see the changes in some patents within just a few days.

Many of these people are living very labor-intensive lifestyles with little to no access to medical care outside of groups like us who visit. Even though we couldn’t always communicate, you could tell how grateful they were for our care. Many of them brought us small gifts, like fruit, juice or knick-knacks, just to say thank you."

Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Yochum!

Congratulations to Alicia Yochum, DC, RN, DACBR, fellow in Logan's radiology department, for being named Woman of the Year from the World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC). The WCWC award is given to outstanding women in the profession that have gone above and beyond to give their time, talents and energy to their patients, profession and the WCWC. 

The recipient is voted on annually by the WCWC board members, and Dr. Alicia Yochum received the award at the Parker Vegas Seminar this month for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of radiology. 

She also recently passed her DACBR exam, becoming the first second-generation DACBR in the history of chiropractic.  

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Yochum!

Charlie's Closed - January 20th

Charlie's Grab n' Go will be closed Wednesday, January 20th

As a way of saying thank you for your patience, the Logan Cafe will offer $1 coffees and cappuccinos.