June 25, 2019 -- Logan University’s Preceptorship Program
allows qualified Trimester 10 Doctor of Chiropractic students to work in a
clinical atmosphere outside the campus setting and gain real-world experience.
Logan strives to transform chiropractic clinical education by continuously
adding meaningful and engaging clinical sites to its already robust list of
partnerships. Logan is also working external clinical experiences earlier into
its curriculum. To date, students have completed preceptorships at more than
400 unique clinical sites around the world, from private practices to community
health centers to universities.
Perspective: Dr. Lauren Hendrix
Lauren Hendrix, DC (2010), MS (2013) has been hosting
Logan preceptors, master’s interns and chiropractic assistants for the past
four years at her private practice, West County Spine & Joint Chiropractic
Clinic in Ellisville, Missouri.
“Logan provides an invaluable education to set students
up to be successful in practice. Getting an early opportunity to apply that
knowledge in a successful chiropractic office helps students fine-tune their skills
prior to graduation,” she said.
Dr. Hendrix, who concentrates her practice in treating
spinal pain and extremity injuries, said hosting Logan students keeps her on
her toes because they often share the latest research and facilitate productive
discussions on patient care, technique and office management.
As a Logan student, Dr. Hendrix studied as much
research as she could get her hands on and worked as a chiropractic assistant,
which helped her develop her office management skills. Today, Dr. Hendrix strives to help her own preceptors
and interns develop whichever skill or knowledge base they feel needs
“I would encourage all students to take advantage of
Logan’s Preceptorship Program and challenge their clinical skills,” she said.
“Nothing will prepare you more for practice.”