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 7, 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 8, 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.
Harris-Stowe University: At this historically black university, interns under the direction of a Logan clinician treat elite student athletes weekly.
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.
Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers: Logan University is the only chiropractic college to have interns and clinicians working with patients in an integrated setting within a federally qualified health center.
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 - Logan interns and an overseeing clinician care for military patients at SAFB, located in Illinois, a 25 minute drive from downtown St. Louis.
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.
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).
Clinic Abroad Program
Logan University's Clinic Abroad program pushes students out of their comfort zone while treating citizens of a third-world country with chiropractic care. Clinic Abroad has taken students to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and has offered life-changing experiences.
The Clinic Abroad program is offered multiple times per year, depending on demand.