Primary Spine Practitioner Residency

Primary Spine Practitioner

This two year, fulltime Residency is designed to produce a highly skilled, first-contact and continuing care Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) specifically trained to diagnose and manage the majority of patients with spine-related disorders using evidence-based methods. The program emphasizes advanced clinical training and experience in interdisciplinary settings on a foundation of relevant academic courses, self-directed research, publication and teaching. The program develops PSPs who act as clinicians, consultants, researchers and scholars capable of participating with and able to lead a multidisciplinary, integrative health care team. Those who complete the two year residency are eligible to sit for the Diplomate examination offered by the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Residents are selected on a competitive basis and openings are limited. The resident receives an annual stipend and health benefits.


  • Two-year, full-time appointments
  • Stipend and full benefits
  • Leads to eligibility to sit for specialty experience exam
  • Excellent teaching and learning experience
  • Off-campus interdisciplinary rotations throughout Southern California


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