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Preceptorship Program Expands Clinical Opportunities for DC Students

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.

DC 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 improvement.

“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.”