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Residency Program

You can earn advanced training through our three-year, full-time residency program in diagnostic imaging or our two-year, full-time residency program in sports medicine.
 

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Diagnostic Imaging

SCU offers a three-year in-house diagnostic imaging residency program. Completion of such a residency is the only way in which a Doctor of Chiropractic may become eligible for the ACBR examination. This is a full-time program in which the participants act as members of the diagnostic imaging portion of the diagnosis department while following a comprehensive syllabus for their studies. It is a demanding program that includes auditing and teaching of Radiology classes to DC candidates, practical training in all aspects of radiology, research, clinical involvement, consultation, assigned study, testing and other endeavors. Opportunity to spend time in the radiology departments of cooperative teaching hospitals and at two medical imaging centers adds practical, as well as didactic, experience in pertinent areas beyond that which could be gained in a purely chiropractic setting.

Highlights

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

Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine Clinical Division offers a two-year, full-time residency program. The Sports Medicine Residency at Southern California University of Health Sciences is a two-year concentrated experience in clinical and academic sports medicine. Its mission is to provide a superior quality learning experience in the field of primary care sports medicine. Residents follow a comprehensive syllabus, which provides for a variety of learning formats. Residents participate in a wide array of exciting real-world sports settings including working with both high school and world class athletes. Residents are selected on a competitive basis and openings are limited. The resident receives an annual stipend and health benefits. Upon completion of this program, a doctor of chiropractic is eligible to sit for the diplomate examination of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP).

Highlights

  • 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 rotations throughout Southern California

Primary Spine Care Practioner (PSP)

This two year, fulltime Residency is designed to produce a highly skilled, first-contact and continuing care Primary Spine Care 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. At the conclusion of the two years of Residency, a six month or one year, fully funded fellowship may be arranged in a clinic caring for underserved populations in the developing world. Residents are selected on a competitive basis and openings are limited. The resident receives an annual stipend and health benefits.

Highlights

  • 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

New Residency Programs Coming Soon!

  • Chiropractic Research
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine