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Clinical Opportunities

Logan student working with patient.

Take Your Skills from the Classroom to the Clinic

As a Doctor of Chiropractic student at Logan University, you’ll be exposed to more clinical opportunities earlier in your education than in any other chiropractic program. Supervised by teaching clinicians, student doctors and residents receive extensive clinical training in a variety of chiropractic techniques while treating patients for conditions ranging from back and neck problems to headaches, allergies and injuries.

Assessment Center

Clinical experience for both DC and master’s degree students begins in the Assessment Center. Working with fellow students and standardized patients trained to simulate specific conditions, you’ll gain hands-on experience assessing symptoms and recommending treatments. This multi-disciplinary learning environment will empower you to become more proficient in all areas of patient care as you proceed through the Logan clinic system.

Clinical Opportunities

In Trimester 7, you’ll report to the Montgomery Health Center where faculty clinicians will guide you through the process of treating patients as you work with other students and family members to hone your skills.

In Trimester 8, you’ll enter one of Logan’s outpatient health centers where you will treat members of the public under the supervision of faculty clinicians. The Health Center Practicum is a one-year course that will expose you to a variety of patient encounters and cases.

Student doctors may also participate in rotations at a variety of health centers offering chiropractic care to diverse audiences including veterans, physically disabled, unhoused or underinsured populations. Logan continues to build relationships and expand opportunities for our student doctors. Current relationships include:

Affinia Healthcare

Affinia is a large community health center system in St. Louis offering services to patients who are underinsured or uninsured. Logan student doctors provide chiropractic care in an integrated setting.

CareSTL Health

Gain experience working with patients in an integrated setting. Logan is the only chiropractic college to have student doctors and clinicians working with patients within a federally qualified health center.

Harris-Stowe University

Under the direction of a Logan clinician, you’ll treat elite student athletes at this historically black St. Louis university.

Mercy Hospital JFK Clinic

The Mercy Hospital JFK Clinic serves the health needs of individuals who are uninsured or underinsured that fall within the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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.

Scott Air Force Base

Work with a supervising clinician caring for military patients at this Illinois air base located 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Provide chiropractic care for the student athletes at this NCAA Division 1 school located in Edwardsville, Illinois.

University of Missouri (Mizzou)

Logan operates a clinic in Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri in Columbia offering chiropractic care for all Mizzou athletes.

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks

Located in south St. Louis County, Logan student doctors offer chiropractic care to veterans multiple days per week.

Preceptorships

Determine your preferred practice setting and gain real-world experience in your final trimester by working in a clinical atmosphere outside the campus environment. Our Preceptor Program allows students who have completed all of their clinical and educational requirements to work with a chiropractor in the field.

Department of Radiology

Gain hands-on diagnostic experience through the Norman W. Kettner, DC Imaging Center. Dedicated to providing excellence in patient care through safe, cost-effective and high-quality diagnostic imaging services, the Department of Radiology supports the broader mission of Logan University.

After graduation, Doctors of Chiropractic may participate in a radiology residency program for in-depth training in Diagnostic Imaging for the Chiropractic Physician. This program is a three calendar-year, on-campus academic residency program. On successful completion, residents are eligible to sit for the examination by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DABCR).

Clinical Abroad Program

Logan students abroad.

Get outside your comfort zone while treating citizens of other countries who otherwise may not have access to quality chiropractic care. Our Clinic Abroad has offered life-changing experience in both Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The program is offered multiple times per year, depending on demand.